Category Archive for "General Articles"

strength-training

Why You Don’t Need Strength Training Just Yet

Here’s a lifting truth I don’t want you to forget: To build strength you must build muscle, to build muscle you must build strength. I run into a lot of beginner to early intermediate lifters who catch the strength bug….

rep-goal

The Rep Goal System: Maximize Gains, Never Waste A Set

Never waste a set. This is the driving mechanism behind the Rep Goal System. Progression, or progressive overload, is the magic that drives muscle gains. To build muscle, you have to focus on getting a lot stronger than you are…

lower-back

3 Exercises To Help Strengthen Your Lower Back

Is your lower back as strong as you would like it to be? No one wants a weak lower back. Despite this fact, few muscle building workouts talk about lower back training primarily because it is about the furthest thing…

arnold

How Do You Gain Weight Fast?

Crazy topic for an article, right? I mean – everyone wants to lose weight, right? Except for you. You are skinny. Weak. Frail. You feel unimportant and physically useless. You can’t take your shirt off at the beach, and women…

workout-sucks

3 Reasons Your Workout Plan Sucks

Are you 100% certain your workout plan doesn’t suck? The truth is that most self-designed workouts created by beginning lifters suck. It’s not their fault though. They are doing the best they can to create a training plan that seems…

barbell-shrugs

Power Shrug Hell – Build Your Traps And Deadlift

Looking for an intense but fun trap workout that will also help build your deadlift pulling power? Look no further. I call this program power shrug hell. On paper it looks simple, but in the gym it will work you…

training-evolution

The Search For Magic Workouts & Training Evolution

I have to admit, I don’t like much about the lifting industry. Never have and probably never will. Between the snake oil salesmen (which still exist), the false expectations (which are still pushed to naturals), and the 275,000 e-books that…