August 17, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chest Training

  Training the chest is almost certainly the all-time favorite workout for weight trainers. The buzz of shifting impressive poundage and training those big muscles to an aching yet wholly satisfying pump is just about the best sensation you can get in the weight room. Everyone loves training the pecs; if it’s not your favorite bodypart to train, it has to be way up there. From the warm up through the adrenaline of sliding under […]
August 10, 2017

The ABC Routine

  One of the best bodybuilding programs ever written hardly ever gets mentioned when discussing workout routines. This is the ABC routine that Fred Hatfield, aka “Dr. Squat,” first published in his book Hardcore Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach in 1993. Hatfield is very respected in the fitness industry, having published multiple books, and possesses a Ph.d in sports sciences. He’s also a world record holding powerlifter and the founder of the personal trainer certification, ISSA. […]
July 6, 2017

Periodization: Switch It Up To Build It Up

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Nobody likes to be stuck in a rut, going through the motions, traversing the same obstacles, and negotiating the same weary routines, month in month out. For optimal results, this mindset should transfer across into your training. If you made a list of your favorite meals, then ate them every single day, at the same time, with no variation whatsoever, you would soon be […]
June 22, 2017

Can You Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row?

One of the most commonly held beliefs in bodybuilding is that a muscle needs a minimum of 48-72 hours of recovery before it can be worked out again. Many bodybuilders often go a full week before hitting the same muscle group again. But is it really necessary to wait that long? Are there any benefits to breaking the 48 hours rule? Well like most rules, that one is in place for a reason and applies […]