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 […]
June 8, 2017

Is Alcohol Destroying Your Results?

So you decided to read the article. Let’s not kid ourselves, I’m sure you know the answer to the rhetorical question in the title. If you don’t, then you must be either blissfully unaware or living in a fantasy. But exactly what are the effects of alcohol on your body? And how do these affect your training? Now, most people enjoy a drink, and that’s fine. It’s totally legal, can be a great way to […]
June 1, 2017

Lighten Up

Step into any weight room and you will find people lifting heavy weights for low reps. Impressive stuff, huh? The old mantra states that ‘Heavy weights build muscle!’ But is this strictly true? There are many facets to muscular stimulation. Maybe it’s time to lighten up? The feeling of lifting a heavy weight, even a new PB, is one of the best in the world. The nerves you feel before the lift… the pump of […]