This may sound odd at first read, but if you do something you’re really bad at, your body has to work really hard to perform the exercise and get good at it. Thus, you end up recruiting more muscle fibres (you may not normally use or not in that manner), working the central nervous system…

Unless you’re very self-aware of your body and know the science behind lifting and your nervous system, most people don’t know when too much is too much. This video talks about how to determine if you may be doing too much in the gym, and not enough resting. Or maybe you don’t put enough effort…

Lately I’ve been playing around with using three simple products as a pre-workout formulation, and noticed it has increased my energy and fat burning potential triple-fold!  About 20 minutes before training, I take a caffeine pill, 3 grams of taurine (in my bcaa drink), and 1500 mg of l-carnitine. If you’re unfamiliar with these products…

I had one of the best leg workouts yesterday and wanted to share it with you. I trained hard with my new training partner and we just kept pushing each other until we literally had nothing left in the tank. I actually started feeling my legs get sore and tired just a couple of hours…

This topic came up when I started working with a new female client who stopped training legs because she felt they were getting too big. I want to discuss the impossibility of this happening, unless a couple of things occur concurrently. Because women tend to have a higher predominance of stubborn fat (alpha or –…

This is a great exercise that targets your medial head of the shoulders (the side deltoid). By working the medial delts, you help create the overall roundness in your shoulders. This is a great way to work your shoulders without using your traps (even when we try not to, we can’t help tense them) or…

If you’re like most people who train at a gym, you’ll probably find there will be at least one thing that irks you on when dealing with proper gym etiquette. I know in some cases people just don’t know what they should be doing to be considerate of the other gym-goers. Thats why Im writing…

This has been a controversial topic for years and there’s still people who think you should avoid static stretching before training. I’ve been known to follow my instincts and try things to see how/if they work and then decide. And the research shows it is okay to static stretch before a workout. But there’s a…

When I was young and eager to get strong, I would just lift and always try to get that extra rep in. I didn’t know much about periodization, recovery methods, or the importance of bracing for the big lifts. But I was able to make decent gains and get stronger without injury, or so I…

The short answer is no. If you’ve been training for at least a few months, then you’re muscles should be conditioned to the stress loads you put them through. Of course, there are those times when you get so sore you wish you skipped that workout. But, that’s how training goes. If you’re trying a…

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