Training Guides


You don’t need to spend your life in the gym to achieve a great physique.

But you need to train in a manner that will give you the right adaptive stimulus if you’re going to get the desired result.

Don’t guess at this. These guides will teach you how to select a program, customize it to minimize injury risk, and keep yourself progressing.

The 5 Training Principles That Truly Count

There are fundamental principles that training programs must follow if they are going to be effective. I don’t want you to waste years of your life, asΒ I did, before finding out what really works. This article covers those principlesΒ and explains the reasons behind the training recommendations made on this site.…

Deadlift β€” One of The Big 3 Workout's Main Lifts

The Big 3 Workout β€” A Definitive Guide

As a look at weight category competition, powerlifters will show you, the Squat, Bench, Deadlift, and their variants will develop a big, strong, and ripped body. I neglected the Squat and Deadlift for years, not realizing the fantastic all-over-body training effects. Don’t make that mistake. What is The Big 3…

A Complete Guide To Reverse Pyramid Training

This article tells you how to train when the time comes to split your strength training into a three-day split. The primary focus is reverse pyramid training (RPT), but I have also included advice for other set-rep patterns (5×5 for example) to be used with a three-day split, as this…

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