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.
Continue reading “The Six Foundational Movement Patterns”
I recently discussed The Law of Diminishing Returns in regard to training in an Instagram post about a week ago.
Basically, this economic principle refers to the point in which the benefit gained from something ceases to outweigh the investment (time, energy, money, etc.) required to accrue that benefit.
If you are new to training, it doesn’t take much to get results: just lift 2-3 days per week and focus on 3-4 exercises per session, consisting of full body, compound movements.
A simple workout of 2-3 sets of squats, dumbbell press, and rows can elicit some pretty impressive results if executed correctly and fused with proper eating habits.
Now, once you are passed that beginner – intermediate level and focused on taking your training and muscle-building to the next level, you’re going to have to get a little more intricate with how you design your workouts.
Continue reading “The Best Exercises For Each Body Part”
Most people have absolutely no clue whatsoever about how they should go about designing their training sessions.
They walk into the gym and immediately head over to the free-weights or machines— without warming up—and dive in, head first, into an incredibly inefficient training session; and, in most cases I observe, a workout that usually does more harm to their bodies than good.
This is because not only are they performing exercises incorrectly, with bad form and/or in the wrong sequences, but they are also just focusing on one aspect of a training session: lifting.
Continue reading “The Perfect Workout”
“Jack of all trades, master of none.”
Unfortunately, in this day and age of the internet and information overload, this phrase is beginning to apply to more and more people – especially when it comes to training.
Everyone wants to have and do it all.
Continue reading “Attention Deficit Training”
Let’s face it.
Most of us don’t have the best genetics.
On top of that, we don’t sleep enough, we don’t always hydrate adequately or eat the right foods, and we’re stressed out 24-7 from our work and home life.
Continue reading “Train Smarter”
Let me start by saying that I apologize for the brief hiatus.
Training has picked up quite a bit in the last few months and I have not been as free to sit down and write as I would’ve liked to have been.
With it being summer time and all, everyone is hitting the gym hard and dialing in on the diet.
Both males and females are working hard to achieve that lean, mean beach bod.
If you have ever trained with me or have read this blog, you probably already know that diet is 80% of the game as far as body composition is concerned – especially if your goal is fat loss!
Continue reading “The Importance Of A Weekly “Refeed””
One of the biggest mistakes I often see at the gym is people trying to do too much in regards to weekly training volume.
There’s a very fine line between maximizing training sessions and over doing it.
While burning calories is a big part of losing body fat, one must consider other important variables as well.
The hormonal signals we send our bodies are just as important as the ‘net calories burned’ on your heart rate monitor.
Continue reading “The Minimum Effective Dose”