The Principle Of Progressive Overload

Andy MorganTraining Principles71 Comments

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 switch things up. This programming … Read More

Dreambulkeritis

Andy MorganTraining Principles, Useful Diet Theory48 Comments

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 ‘few pounds’ of fat gained … Read More

Why Barbells?

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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 or athlete has asked me … Read More

“Procedure #9 – Train Hard!”

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-Copyright by Stuart McRobert 2012 Following is an extract from the first book in Stuart McRobert’s new BRAWN series: Book 1: How to Build up to 50 Pounds of Muscle the Natural Way. The book focuses on a routine called Course #1, which is Stuart’s updated and revised take on the classic 20-rep squat routine. Though the routine is intended for a … Read More