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, […]
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 […]
February 13, 2017

Discover the Top Post Workout Methods for Improving Your Muscle Recovery and Development

Your post-workout plans can have a huge impact on muscle recovery and development. What you do after your workout is just as important as what you do before and during your weight training sessions. The most common post-workout advice is to replenish the energy that you’ve expended to help with muscle tissue repair and muscle protein synthesis. That’s sound advice, but what does it really mean? It means that you’ve got to feed your body […]