The Principle Of Progressive Overload

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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

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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

The Unsung Value of Strength

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Strength training is considered by many as being something purely for vanity, but you never know when it may save your life. The guy crammed into borrowed ladies skiwear on the right in the photo below is Alex. He’s a bit of a hero. Woken up by his fire alarm at 1am on Thursday, he opened his apartment door to … 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

Do you need to sack your trainer?

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(How to Hire One and Why You Need to Choose Carefully.) If yours gets you doing crap like this, then yes you do. Whether you stay soft and flabby or get chiseled out of stone, for many people it will come down to the trainer that they choose. It is not the act of hiring a trainer. Choice is important. But … Read More