7 Advanced Exercise Modifications

July 11, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

Give a guy a set of dumbbells and tell him to curl them. Without even thinking about it, he'd grip those dumbbells right in the middle of the handles...

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The Power Rack And The Power Pill

May 31, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

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 ...

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On The Road To Inactivity: How To Exercise Your Right To Travel

July 25, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

One of the biggest challenges people face when traveling involves exercise. The two most common excuses are a lack of time and a lack of resources. B...

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The Elite Trainer Book Review

July 14, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

The Elite Trainer by John Paul Catanzaro is a synthesis of the very latest thinking in strength training and an indispensable guide to developing ind...

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The Muscle-Building Discovery For Solid Calves

June 13, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

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 m...

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Everything You Need To Know About Supersets And More (Part 2)

May 29, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

Some guys seek size at any expense. They don’t care if their joints take a beating in the process. To them it’s “carpe diem,” seize the day a...

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Attention All Personal Trainers: Guess, Do Not Assess!

May 15, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

Much like my dietary advice, this article will go against the grain, so to speak. Every personal trainer is taught that they must go through a thor...

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Training The Athlete: Learn To Distinguish Between Athletics And Aesthetics

May 12, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s an excerpt from my new book The Elite Trainer: Strength Training for the Serious Professional… Needs Analysis After a training goal ...

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Eccentric Training: How to Obtain Positive Results From a Negative Action

May 12, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

Eccentric training will catapult strength and athletic performance to a new level if used appropriately. In order to lift a weight, muscular force mu...

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Modern Muscle Moulding: How to Gain Serious Size and Strength with Circuit Training

April 26, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

I love going through books written by iron-game pioneers. For every book I read from this millennium, I read at least one from the previous millenniu...

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Everything You Need To Know About Supersets And More (Part 1)

December 27, 2011 | John Paul Catanzaro

Over the years, various techniques have been advanced in strength training. Some have merit, many do not! Partials conducted in the strongest range f...

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The Elite Trainer Files

December 19, 2011 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here are some excerpts from the new book The Elite Trainer: Strength Training for the Serious Professional by John Paul Catanzaro. Visit www.TheElite...

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The Russian Approach to Size and Strength

May 31, 2010 | John Paul Catanzaro

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 nat...

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Challenge the Establishment: Dispelling Five Common Health and Fitness Misconceptions

January 05, 2010 | John Paul Catanzaro

In life we take many things for granted. People are told to go on a low fat diet and do some aerobic training, and yet they still gain body fat. You...

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Check The References: Don't Believe Everything You Read!

April 01, 2008 | John Paul Catanzaro

It's been said that personal trainers receive the majority of information from muscle magazines. What's frightening is that they blindly apply this n...

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Questioning Warm-Ups: Solving An Often Overlooked Aspect Of Training

March 26, 2008 | John Paul Catanzaro

Q: All the techniques on your DVD are awesome! If you’re pinched for time, which general warm-up method would you use? A: Make sure to perform d...

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Triple Threat Training: Three Routines To Get Big And Strong

December 25, 2006 | John Paul Catanzaro

If there’s one constant in strength training, it’s variety. Those who vary their programs will often make consistent progress. What’s common i...

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Lateral Thinking for Wide Shoulders

September 06, 2002 | John Paul Catanzaro

The lateral raise seems like such a simple exercise. How many variations can there possibly be? Well, the answer to that question, as I'll soon show...

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