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Why Too Much Cardio Can Hamper Your Physique Goals

Andy Morgan / Training Principles

Cardio is a poor time investment, it’s not necessary for most men to get shredded, it can steal recovery capacity, serve as a distraction, and the level of fitness most people will be happy with for their weekend warrior activities can be achieved by simply getting leaner and stronger. If physique change is your priority then strength […] Read More »

A Guide to Improving Your Training Work Capacity

Greg Nuckols / Training Programs

If you have exhausted the gains from your beginner program and are looking for what to do to push your physique to the next level then this guest article by Greg Nuckols, one of the top drug-free powerlifters in the world, could be for you. Friendly, smart, and humble we got along well when I first met him […] Read More »

The Principle Of Progressive Overload

Andy Morgan / Training Principles

What would you say is the number one thing that holds people back with their training? I’d argue that it’s program hopping. We all know someone that does it – they start a new training routine with bounding enthusiasm, give it 2-3 weeks, then read some conflicting information elsewhere and decide that they need to […] Read More »

Dreambulkeritis

Andy Morgan / Training Principles , Useful Nutrition Theory

Dreams in a tub – “ONE THOUSAND CALORIES, 50g PROTEIN” – … Dream-bulker-itis | drēmˈbʌlkərˈʌɪtɪs | slang  noun Disease where an individual (usually male) suffers deluded notions that the enormous amounts of  weight gained due to purposeful overeating combined with weight training in the winter months is actually mostly muscle, that they can remove the […] Read More »

Nutrition and Training Resources

Andy Morgan / Nutrition Guides , Training Guides

This page features links to websites that I consider to be the best nutrition and training resources currently available. Monthly Research Reviews Making sense of the latest research is exceptionally hard, I trust these guys to do it. These monthly publications slightly geekier than my average reader will be looking for, but this is where […] Read More »

Why Barbells?

Andy Morgan / Training Principles

A couple of weeks back I stumbled upon a truly great article on StartingStrength.com. Though generally I settle for sharing good articles on my Twitter feed and the Facebook page I think this one deserves special attention calling to it. Enter Michael Wolf…. Strength & Barbells: The Foundations of Fitness If I had a dollar for every time a client […] Read More »

How to Progress from ‘The Big 3’ to Split Routines

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

The Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Press, Dips, Chin-ups/Pull-ups. Slow-bulk or cut, put these exercises at the core of your workout program and you won’t go far wrong. There are two linear progression training templates introduced on this site, ‘The Big 3 Routine’ and the ‘Three Day Split Routine’. The questions often arise, “Which training program is […] Read More »