"I've been weightlifting for 6 months, but I have some excess fat that I want to get rid of. Should I rip first, or continue to bulk to make the most out of my beginner gains?" The above is a prime example of what is usually asked by a lot of beginners. Are you kind … Continue reading Bulk or rip first?
Are you doing everything that the pros advise, yet you're still not getting the results that you're looking for? Don't know if you should bulk or cut, because your gains are unsatisfactory? Eating enough yet only gaining fat and no muscle and/or strength? How much more time are you willing to let go by … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Lean Bulking
If you want to build muscle but you don't own any weights/equipment to exercise with or can't go to the gym, either because it's too far away or costs too much, then this article will benefit you greatly. Luckily there are a few exercises you can do, in the comfort of your own home, to … Continue reading Top 3 shoulder exercises you can do at home without weights
How important is it really to log your lifts? Why do you want to log your lifts? The two main reasons to log your lifts is if you're following a certain program where you have to hit certain percentages of your 1RM over a period of time and are aiming to hit a planned 1RM … Continue reading Log your lifts!
I recently experimented with doing two workouts per day of weight training. I split a full-body workout up into two, and I did chest, back, and shoulders in the first workout, and then legs and arms in the second workout. Training like this reduces overall fatigue, helps to maintain strength and power output during the … Continue reading Workout twice a day: What I learned
You don't have to go to the gym to be able to do a great chest workout. The chest can be stimulated through three angles and through compound and isolation movements. So it would be best to stimulate the chest with each of these factors in mind. At the end of this article, there will … Continue reading Top 3 chest exercises you can do at home without weights
There are many supplements touted to boost hypertrophy, however, a lot of them aren't even supported by scientific or real evidence. This article contains 13 natural anabolic supplements which have scientific and real evidence to show that they can help to grow bigger muscles. Many of the supplements mentioned will increase muscle protein synthesis due … Continue reading 13 Natural Anabolic Supplements
For those of you who seem to struggle with gaining muscle and just get fat instead, or if you're one of those people who just struggle to gain any weight at all, I trust that this post can be of some help to you. First and foremost I'll be discussing the thyroid as your thyroid … Continue reading Most important hormones for muscle growth and tips on how to improve them
Everyone reaches a sticking point, kind of like a roadblock so to speak, sometime in their training, and I want to give you three tips on how to overcome a stall and boost some new gains. Everyone is a responder or a non-responder to an exercise program. Meaning, someone either responds really well to a … Continue reading The 3 most successful methods to overcome a hypertrophy plateau
Does performing an exercise more frequently result in better strength gains? Results of a meta-analysis showed a signiﬁcant effect of resistance training (RT) frequency on muscular strength gains. Effect sizes increased in magnitude from 0.74, 0.82, 0.93, and 1.08 for training 1, 2, 3, and 4 times per week, respectively (1). However, they found that with volume-equated studies, … Continue reading Is higher frequency key for faster strength gains?