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 […]
May 18, 2017

Overtrain to Gain

Overtraining is bad. We all know this. There are countless articles on avoiding the perils of overtraining, and rightfully so. As bodybuilders our obsessive drive often leads to prolonged periods of overtraining which wreaks havoc on our hormones. Muscle loss occurs and our bodies become more willing to store body fat when overtrained. However, while prolonged periods of overtraining can be detrimental to your health and physique, short, structured periods of programed overtraining, known as […]
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, […]