How often do powerlifters practice their sport, just as it is performed in competition? Sure we back squat, bench press, and deadlift pretty often, but how often do we perform 3 heavy singles for each lift, all in one day? For most of us I am willing to bet not often. Check out how to incorporate sport practice into your training to add pounds to your total.
There are literally thousands of exercises you could do in the gym, but how many of them are effectively helping you reach your goals? This article is going to show you the 10 most effective movements that you can perform in the gym, and many of them require minimal equipment.
Strength training is a journey, it's hard work, it require's planning, change, and flexibility. Strength training is all about the journey, because you never actually reach your destination, it's like a drug, when you hit a PR, you always want more, you always want to be stronger. With this article I am going to show you how to start your strength training journey in hopes that it will change your life just as it has changed mine.
Squat stalled out? Stop pussyfooting around with it. Here's what to do to restart your size and strength gains. Featured at T-Nation, Build a Savage: The 5 Best Methods.
A weak deadlift is a sign of a weak body. Get your numbers up with these surefire variations. Here's exactly how to do them plus a workout program. Featured at T-Nation, 4 Movements For a Monster Deadlift.
When it comes to designing your own training many people feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to go. Today I am going to show you how to design a training session by following some simple guidelines. The guidelines I am going to give you have worked very well for myself and my athletes over the years, and will help you design a great training session no matter what your goals are.
Building a platform will not only give you a solid base to perform your training from but it will also protect the concrete floor in your garage, basement, or gym. The video will answer most of your questions, but I thought I would also include a materials and tools list that you will need as well as a set of quick step by step instructions.
I know not everyone out there wants to get skinny, I know for a fact there are a lot of people just like me who want to get stronger and gain muscle.
Gaining muscular body weight is actually quite a simple process, but definitely not an easy one for most people. And yes gaining muscle means you have to gain body weight as well. How do you do it? You strength train with heavy weights, eat more calories than you burn, get out of the gym to recover, and repeat. It’s that simple.
In our previous case study we wrote about how we would design a program for a general fitness athlete who wanted to increase their strength, as well as their conditioning to improve performance in the gym and for recreational sports. This time we wanted to create a general template that could be used by a powerlifter training for a meet or any athlete who wants to specifically increase their back squat, bench press, and deadlift.
The variables that can be manipulated for energy systems training are similar to ones that can be manipulate for strength training or improving performance in CrossFit™. During this article we will discuss how to manipulate volume, intensity, and density for energy systems training that will help you reach your goals faster.