Losing fat and building muscle seem impossible sometimes. You go to the gym two or three times per week, run on the treadmill, walk a few extra blocks to work in the morning and do the obligatory push-ups before bed, but nothing seems to work. Sure, you’ve made gains, but you’re still a long way from looking like the lean, muscular and ripped fitness models in FitnessRx. Science has an answer for you!
“Should I bulk or cut” used to be the most popular question among new and even intermediate lifters, but now there's a new strategy everyone's arguing over: the “recomp,” or body recomposition.
The deadlift is an effective basic exercise used widely for developing massively thick erector muscles of the spine. It is mechanically simple, but it requires a huge amount of effort, probably only second to squats. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
Maybe your high school gym coach had you do sit-ups during gym class, and you did what you were told to avoid getting detention or being sent to the principal’s office. The truth is, you should have told your coach, “Wait a minute, bub— doing sit-ups might overload the abs, but they also cause back injury.”
Have you ever seen a guy with biceps that look impressive from the side, with a great peak, but then all the size vanishes when viewed from the front? Conversely, have you seen biceps that, when viewed from the front, appear thick & meaty and hang from the inside of the arm as if they were sliding off, but viewed from the side appear flat with no shape?
Chances are you never came across occlusion training; well, trust me I guarantee you are missing out if you are unaware of it. By the end of this article, I am certain you will understand what occlusion training is and why it is so popular.
How do you prepare yourself for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S for short) and expect not only to survive the six-month ordeal, but thrive and compete to be one of the best students in the class?
Workout crazes come and go. Most have little or no scientific justification, but many bring results anyway. The question is, do the results reflect your efforts, and do the programs help you reach your goals?
Have you ever read a fitness magazine and came over the abbreviation HIIT? Perhaps you over heard people talking and mentioning HIIT? HIIT is a very popular form of exercise and I guarantee that you are missing out if you are not aware of it.
Next time you go to the gym, see what people do when they see a guy bench-pressing 300 or 400 pounds. Usually, conversations stop and everyone watches in envy as the strong man benches the mammoth weight.