Posts Tagged "Training"

Stupid Gym Rules

Some rules were just meant to be broken… 1.) “I got asked if I needed a spot on deadlifts this past week because when I set the bar down it ‘sounded like it was coming through the ceiling.’ It was…

How to Perform Breathing Shrugs

If you are looking to stimulate trap growth in a new way, and don’t mind pain, then listen up. Breathing shrugs are a brutal, painful and effective way of punishing your trap muscles, forcing them to respond and grow. I…

My Failed Attempt At Box Squats/Wide Stance Squats

Mick Madden

For most of my life I’ve performed conventional, narrow stance squats. Way back in the day, or 1986 for those of you keeping score at home, I stumbled upon a picture of Tom Platz performing deep, narrow stanced squats. His…

Five Minute Fitness: No Equipment Needed

Matt Marshall

In the 1950’s, the Royal Canadian Air Force asked scientist Bill Orban to create a fitness plan for their pilots. (At the time, a whopping 33% of Royal Canadian Air Force pilots were considered “unfit” for flight.) Orban was given…

Dave Draper Top Squat Review

Mick Madden

Dave Draper Top Squat Review As my mother would say, I’m not a Spring chicken anymore. At 42, I am stronger than I have ever been in my life, but I am also fragile. Though I have remained injury free…

Making Squats Work For You

Rock Rannick

Bodybuilders today are still debating on whether squats are beneficial or not. Many fitness experts and squat advocates consider the squat as the best type of exercise, claiming that there is no other type of exercise which comes close to…

Understanding Progression: Weight and Intensity

Mick Madden

More! More! More! Do more! How many times have you read that in an article, or on a forum post? Progression is king, but what exactly is progression? Is it good enough to simply add more weight each time you…