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 15, 2017

Using a Ball to Increase Core Strength and Tone

While many will think these exercises are all focused on a stability or Swiss ball, you know, the one that is a strong rubber shell that’s inflated, and people sit on them, there are other types of balls used for exercise and developing core strength. Those include the classic medicine ball; it’s old school, but they are weighted balls in various sizes. The shape and weight force muscles to work differently than traditional weights. Also, […]