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…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part I: Exercise Selection

The first thing that has to be considered when putting together a resistance routine of any type is exercise selection. This will factor into the workout duration and split of your finished routine. I’m going to split weight training exercises…

What To Eat To Gain Muscle

Years ago, it was not uncommon for bodybuilding experts to advocate an unrestricted, very high-calorie diet-in combination with an intensive weight training program-for someone wanting to gain muscle. The rationale was that if you wanted to gain muscle, you could…

An In-Depth Look at the Spartan 300 Workout

The film 300 was a box office hit, grossing over $300 million. But it wasn’t just the film that was getting all the attention-there was just about as much talk about the actors’ incredibly sculpted physiques as there was about…

Why Dumbbells Make More Sense

In the world of resistance training, one of the most common debates is whether one should use machines or dumbbells (free-weights) for their strength-training goals. Despite the slick look and new technologies of the latest fitness machines out on the…

Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea

Heavy Negatives are Positively a Good Idea, by Mike Westerdal www.criticalbench.com This article will assume that you are trying to increase your strength. If you go to the gym to stay in shape, maintain your strength, or even worse, to…

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