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 27, 2017

Yoga For Strength and Muscle

The worlds of bodybuilding and strength training are extremely macho. Testosterone courses through the sweaty air of the gym as the ear crushing, industrial noise of metal on metal resounds all around. Guys (and girls) speak of great meat feasts and amazing feats as they go about sculpting their physiques into works of art, and weapons. So, this leaves no place for yoga, right? Wrong! There is a misconception that yoga is a pastime for […]
April 20, 2017

An Interview with IFBB Fitness Body Model and Personal Trainer Kristi Tauti

If you look at the various places listing information about Kristi, your first thought will almost certainly be that she is driven, and always has been. Though born and raised in a small town in Oregon (Dayton), she learned various musical instruments, participated in lots of sports, and in general took advantage of just about every opportunity available. She went to a two-year college first and then transferred to BYU-Hawaii where she met and married […]
April 6, 2017

The Mind-Muscle Connection is the Pathway to Mass and Strength

  As mystical as it may sound, the mind-muscle connection requires no secret words, magic beads, or hocus-pocus of any kind. The mind-muscle connection is real, and it is precisely that; the intimate connection between your mind and the working muscles; the focus that hones your effort and allows you to feel progress being made. It takes experience, but it’s a game-changer. When you first start lifting, you’re just going through the motions. You know […]