October 31, 2015

The Deadlift: A Comprehensive Guide

There is no lift bigger than the mighty deadlift. The ultimate test of whole body strength, and almost certainly the largest weight you lift in the gym, hits more muscle fibers than any other exercise. Put simply, the deadlift HAS to play a large part in your training regime. The only people who get a pass are those with lower back problems, and even then the deadlift should be playing an important part in most […]
October 29, 2015

10 Minute Toughness Tests: How Hard Are You?

So you think you’re tough? You think you have what it takes to beat any challenge? Your body is a machine that knows no limits? Want to put that to the test?? Your big lift figures might be super impressive, you hit the gym 4 or 5 times a week, and your muscles just won’t stop growing. But how is your endurance? You can do 60, 80, or even 120 push ups in a row…. […]
October 24, 2015

Bench Press 101: Brains Before Brawn

The bench press is probably the most popular exercise in the gym. Everyone looks forward to chest day, and you really can’t effectively build big, thick, fully developed pecs without some form of bench press. It’s a big, showy lift, and the one that’s always called into question when first speaking to someone about pumping iron. So let’s get all of those big questions answered, go over some techniques and tips and maybe dispel a […]
October 22, 2015

Add Muscle and Strength WITHOUT Hitting the Gym

Just look at all the equipment you find in a modern bodybuilding gym. Machines, cables, and free weights setups designed to target every muscle from every possible angle. But is that claustrophobic, futuristic jumble really necessary for building muscle and strength? Sure. The gym is the ultimate tool for building the modern bodybuilding physique, with rounded shoulders, peaked biceps, and freaky calves. But it’s only been around for a few decades. Guys have been stacked […]