April 13, 2017

Hypertrophy: The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Big

  Hypertrophy… sounds like the award you would win for coming first in the most amazing competition ever… eating the most meatballs while skydiving, dressed as Batman, or something like that. Nope, hypertrophy is even better than that, it means GETTING BIG! In this physiological context, the suffix -trophy relates to nourishment and growth, from the Greek word trophia. Add hyper, basically meaning ‘lots of’ and you have… lots of nourishment and growth. Perfect! Now, […]
April 6, 2017

The Mind-Muscle Connection is the Pathway to Mass and Strength

  As mystical as it may sound, the mind-muscle connection requires no secret words, magic beads, or hocus-pocus of any kind. The mind-muscle connection is real, and it is precisely that; the intimate connection between your mind and the working muscles; the focus that hones your effort and allows you to feel progress being made. It takes experience, but it’s a game-changer. When you first start lifting, you’re just going through the motions. You know […]
March 30, 2017

Simple Rules That CANNOT Be Broken

Rules, rules, rules. They’re everywhere. It seems like you can’t move one step without being told which direction to head in. Well, some rules are meant to be broken. The rules listed here, however, are here to help. These are the simple ground rules that you need to follow in order to build muscle and strength. The gym is a place where advice is thrown around in abundance. Some of it is good, some of […]
March 23, 2017

Great Health and Fitness Vacation Ideas

Ever get the feeling you’re not like ‘normal’ people? When you think of a holiday, do you think of lazing by a pool… or do you start planning massive adventures to push your boundaries and scoop you well clear of your comfort zone? Do you look for thrills, rather than chills? Do you yearn to return home, a better you, filled with long-term inspiration from valuable life lessons? Are you aching to use your ‘down […]