Tag: Muscle

Carbs, Caffeine, and Training: A New Approach for Muscle Growth

March 06, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Constant learning and experimentation are what I'm all about. I love to try out different methods that I pick up from various sources, and then tweak...

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The Most Important Variable for Muscle Hypertrophy

November 01, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Several variables are important for muscle hypertrophy (growth), including how much weight you lift (intensity), how many total reps you perform (vol...

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Get More From Weights Than Aerobics

October 22, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

The number one reason that people exercise is to lose weight, and aerobic activity is crucial for that… Right? Sure, you’ll lose weight, but a...

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Restoration Methods – Electronic Muscle Stimulation

June 06, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) can be a useful tool for a weight lifter. Here are four ways that you can benefit from EMS: Strength – 10 se...

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Knockout Growth for Stubborn Calves: Hit Them Hard From All Angles and Hit Them Often!

April 19, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Calves are stubborn. They’re like that boxer with an iron chin. If you want some “knockout” growth, you need to hit them hard with methods that...

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My Pterodactyl Wings

April 14, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

When it comes to bodybuilding, illusion is everything. Building huge delts and lats can help give you that classic "V" taper and make your waist look...

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My New Brain & Brawn Formula

December 29, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Over the past two years, I've been investigating various injury prevention and treatment strategies for aging athletes. What I discovered was quite i...

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Bodybuilding: Anti-Aging or Not? (Part 2)

October 07, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/rGgoCm1hofM With the right approach, bodybuilding can be one of the best things you do for your body, mind and spirit. In the v...

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Bodybuilding: Anti-Aging or Not? (Part 1)

October 06, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Muscle mass tends to decrease as you age beyond your twenties. You can counter the "wasting away" process though with bodybuilding. It's one of the b...

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Writing Articles for Pay in the 21st Century

September 28, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

I must admit that writing articles for pay is not like it used to be. At one time you were compensated quite nicely for your written work. Some guys...

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Success Leaves Clues

August 03, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Let's look at the training routines of some of the top names during the golden era of bodybuilding. Each one of these champions had a strong body pa...

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Build Muscle and Lose Fat in Just 20 Minutes a Week

July 07, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

I know, you’ve heard it before: “You can build muscle and lose fat, and all it takes is 20 minutes a week!” I’m sure there’s an infomercial...

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Muscle Devices And Weight Room Alternatives

November 12, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In the iron world, we've seen muscle magazines, nutritional supplements and training equipment come and go over the years. Sometimes for the good, l...

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Muscle Devices and Weight Room Alternatives

April 20, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/cCiAFfzfYmw In the iron world, we've seen muscle devices come and go over the years - sometimes for the good and sometimes for ...

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Moderate Rules For Maximum Results: It's About Time You Start Growing!

January 12, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

As you hit your 40s, 50s and beyond, you realize that you are no longer able to do what you did in your late teens, 20s and even early 30s. Weights t...

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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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How Many Sets to Build Muscle

May 03, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/Vl9zbPiGG5I One question I get frequently is "How many sets does it take to build muscle?" If you are a personal trainer, stren...

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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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