Category Archive for "Strength Training"

Frequent Pulling for Faster Progress: 12 Weeks to a Bigger Deadlift

Frequent Pulling for Faster Progress: 12 Weeks to a Bigger Deadlift, by Eric Cressey The deadlift is the bastard child of powerlifting; it doesn’t get much love.  Maybe it’s the fact that the deadlift is less impacted by equipment than…

10 Surefire Ways to Help You Squat Big

I watched the guys squatting over in the corner of the gym and knew immediately the subject of my next article for T-mag. After a few warm-up sets and some instruction from the trainer, these guys began to perform some…

The Periodization Bible

The Periodization Bible Part 1: The Old Testament — Linear Periodization by Dave Tate Dave Tate knows strength. Dave’s been assisting and training under Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell fame for over 10 years and has consulted thousands of athletes…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part V: Splitting Your Routine

It was suggested in Making A Strength/Size Routine Part IV: Training Frequency that a drug-free, genetically average weight trainer will not make optimal strength/size gains when training intensely more than three times per week. It was also suggested that a…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part IV: Training Frequency

Training frequency is comprised of two components. They are: 1. How often to train a muscle/muscle group. 2. How often to train overall. How Often To Train A Muscle/Muscle Group How often you can train a muscle/muscle group depends largely…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part III: Sets And Reps And How To Perform Them

Now that we’ve established which exercises are most productive, and how to sequence them, we’ll take a look at how many sets of each we should do and for how many reps. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part II: Exercise Sequence

There are some simple, generally accepted rules of how to properly sequence exercises in resistance training workouts. While, no doubt, many of you will already know these things, many may not. And because it is such a crucial part of…