September 14, 2017

Pump Up the Volume

In order to progress to your full potential, it is essential that you mix up your training routines. Simply plodding out the same old workouts, year in, year out, is a surefire way to find yourself perched on a stagnant training plateau. Volume training is a superb way to blast the muscles with some insane pumps and shift your training up a gear. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut. You devise a […]
August 31, 2017

Opposites Attract: The Benefits of Training Opposing Muscles Groups Together

  There are countless ways to set up a training split. Some people train the full body together, others prefer to isolate individual muscles. It’s common to program a major muscle group with an accessory muscle such as back and biceps. But one style of training that is undoubtedly underutilized is working opposing muscle groups together through antagonist supersets. Antagonist supersets are workouts used to train opposing muscle groups back and forth. You alternate between […]
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. […]