Strength training programs can vary depending on a wide range of factors.
Is the goal strength, size, or a combination of the two?
Is athletic performance the main objective?
Bulking up, or slimming down?
Male, or female?
How many days per week can you train?
How much experience do you have lifting?
And so on and so forth….
Regardless of the specific goal, however, the one thing that should remain constant in any training regimen is the incorporation of The 6 Foundational Movements.
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Let’s face it, butts are “in.”
From music videos, to movies, to Instagram
liars models—rear ends have infiltrated the culture and become the new symbol of sexy for women everywhere.
The appeal of the flat booty of the eighties and nineties has slowly drifted away (Thank you, Black Jesus), and folks are making room for a little more junk in their trunk.
It’s no longer just for those rap guys’ girlfriends, either.
Continue reading “I Like Big Butts”
I overheard a couple of guys talking the other day while they were working out.
One asked the other, “How many reps should I do?”
The other replied, “It depends on whether or not you want to build muscle or burn fat.”
It was at this point that my eyes began to roll, but I continued to listen to his “expert” advice.
Continue reading “The “High Reps For Fat Loss” Myth”
In the 1980’s, America witnessed the low fat craze.
In the 90’s, we saw the rise of the Atkins style diet.
In the early 2000’s, the Mediterranean and South Beach diets reigned supreme.
In the last 5 or 6 years, however, the Paleo diet has surpassed them all as America’s go to fat loss eating plan.
Continue reading “Paleo Pitfalls”
“Just doing my workout – Tuesday is arms and back.”
We all know the typical bodybuilding split.
Most dudes go to the gym and follow a routine similar to that of Mr. Burgundy’s:
Chest on Monday, Back on Tuesday, Legs on Wednesday, Shoulders and Traps on Thursday, and Arms on Friday.
Continue reading “Why Bodybuilding Workout Splits Don’t Work”
Crunches and Sit-Ups.
Those are probably the first exercises that come to mind when you think of abdominal training.
They are also two exercises that I NEVER include in my training routines.
Unless you have an incredibly strong “core” to begin with, the chances of you performing a sit-up or crunch correctly are pretty slim.
I see this almost on a daily basis: the pulling of the neck, the rounding of the lower back—it makes me want to cringe!
Continue reading “My Top 5 Ab Exercises”
Train (verb) – to prepare someone or be prepared for a job, activity, or sport by learning skills or by mental or physical exercise.
170 lbs. and 12% body fat.
185 lbs. and sub 10% body fat.
That’s the difference between the two pictures on the left.
That’s also the difference between walking into a gym to “work out,” and walking into a gym to train.
Continue reading ““Working Out” Vs. Training”