The Last Set: A Synergistic Combination of Volume and Intensity in Strength Training
In the strength world, you have volume proponents (VPs) and intensity proponents (IPs). The VPs push multiple sets as the optimal method to train, and the IPs insist that one set taken to the utter limit is more than enough. This debate has been going on for years and to be honest, both camps have merit. If there was only a way to combine aspects of each philosophy, then ...
The Muscle-Building Discovery For Solid Calves
In my small home gym, I have three dedicated machines for calf training: a standing calf raise unit that goes up to 600 pounds, a seated calf raise machine, and a step platform equipped with a handle for one-leg calf raises. These are the sort of machines that you see in large commercial gyms, but usually not in a smaller home-based setup. So why do I have them in mine? ...
The One-Lift-A-Day Cure: A Training Prescription For Larger And Stronger Muscles!
When I first started lifting seriously in a commercial gym, my routine consisted of one body part a day. I'd go to the gym and absolutely trash that poor body part. A typical two-hour workout was like a boxing match. I'd use about every exercise available to hit that body part from all angles until I left it bleeding in the corner. There was nothing left by the end ...
The Power Rack And The Power Pill
Walk into any gym and what comes to mind: fake boobs, synthol arms, lipo six-pack, calf implants, or “that guy’s juicing, for sure!” We all do it. You may not say it out loud, but you know you’re thinking it. Implants, synthol, and liposuction are rather recent innovations, but steroids have been around for a while and they’ve been instrumental ...
The Russian Approach to Size and Strength
The following template is inspired from the work of the late Professor Yuri Verkhoshansky, who was a senior track and field coach for the Soviet national team for many years, a pioneer of the shock method of training (known as plyometrics), and an innovator in the area of planning and training periodization ...
Training The Athlete: Learn To Distinguish Between Athletics And Aesthetics
Here's an excerpt from my new book The Elite Trainer: Strength Training for the Serious Professional ...
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