Posts Tagged "Misc"

Should I Pyramid Reps, or use the Same Amount of Reps Per Set?

Should I Pyramid Reps, or use the Same Amount of Reps Per Set? Either way is fine. I generally stick with the same weight for every set of an exercise. Say I’m doing barbell overhead presses. My last workout I…

What Weight Should I Be Adding to my Lifts When the Lift Becomes too Easy?

What Weight Should I Be Adding to my Lifts When the Lift Becomes too Easy? I think it’s fair to add 5 pounds on most every lift, except for deadlift and squat, where 10 is best. Some smaller lifts require…

Am I Overtraining?

Am I Overtraining? If you’re overtrained, you will feel sluggish, weak, and generally blah. Sometimes your joints will bother you. You generally will not be progressing in weight as well. If you feel overtrained, take a de-load week (or two)…

I’m Confused: How many Sets Per Exercise?

I’m Confused: How many Sets are Best Per Exercise? Research has revealed that for most exercises, 3 sets is enough. But how many sets you do doesn’t matter if you’re not focusing on progression of reps and weight. Do heavy…

What Can I Do to Get as Big as Possible in 3 Months?

What Can I Do to Get as Big as Possible in 3 Months? Drink one gallon of milk each day. This is addition to your normal eating. Eat healthy, and eat often. And perform phase 1 training…. Phase 1 training…

Is it Possible to Train too Hard?

Is it Possible to Train too Hard? Sure…if you do 100 sets of biceps curls in a workout. Or 2000 pushups a day. Or run a marathon every 24 hours. But for normal lifting routines, generally not…unless you are rest-pausing…

Can I Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 2 Months?

Can I Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 2 Months? No. There’s a lot of bunk flying around the Internet, especially in the fitness realm. The most common form of bunk is the free PDF download, which ultimately leads you…