Tag: Training

Reciprocity Training Revisited

July 26, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Back in the March '98 issue of Muscle Media, strength coach Charles Poliquin introduced a unique form of training that involved flexion of one limb ...

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Unilateral Training: Which Side First?

November 15, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

When you perform unilateral (one side at a time) training, the conventional thinking is that you should start with the weaker side while you're fresh...

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Strength Training Motivation

October 13, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

What motivates you during a workout? I mean, when you’re about to get under a bar stacked with 45’s that can staple you to the ground at any seco...

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Force Results with Triple Split Training

September 13, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

In strength training, it’s best to coax or nudge adaptation, or so we’re told. The body can only adapt at a certain rate and trying to force adap...

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The Jon Snow of Forearm Training Equipment

May 19, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

We all knew that Jon Snow was coming back to life, but The Formulator too! Who would've thought it? The Formulator is a unique forearm exercise to...

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Get A Female Training Partner

August 12, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

What happens when guys train with other guys? Often, the weight starts to pile on the bar and form gets thrown out the window! "It's all you, Bro....

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How To Perform Multiple Station Training In A Busy Gym

August 10, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

It's often a challenge to do double or triple station training in a commercial gym, especially when it's busy. Trying to pair two or three different ...

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Lift Heavy for High Reps

July 06, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/s6H-xs0fPyM Legendary bodybuilders like Tom Platz and Robby Robinson were known to lift heavy for high reps. That was one of t...

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Balance Training and a Rock Star (Part 1)

May 11, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Back in 2002, I was paid a visit by a very wealthy 39-year-old complaining about his knees. This individual surfed, skied, ran, cycled… you name i...

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How to Plan Strength Training Programs for Maximum Results

February 10, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/YvHz2mzxAV8 In this presentation, I'm going to discuss a new way to plan your strength training programs. I call it the alterna...

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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 One-Lift-A-Day Cure: A Training Prescription For Larger And Stronger Muscles!

September 13, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

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 ...

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Exercise Selection (Part 2)

June 03, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/3tscJqzmYBw In Part 2 of this series, we take a look at how aesthetics affects the exercises you select for your clients. Check...

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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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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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