That Little Extra Focus …

I talk a lot about nutrition being the key to successful fat loss and how weight training and/or cardio fall a distant second to nutrition when it comes to maximizing your results. I’ve also said many a time that you can’t ‘out exercise’ a bad diet. I think most of us who’ve been in this.. Read more →

Use an Outcome-Based Approach

One of the biggest dieting mistakes a person can make is not using an ‘outcome-based approach’. Think about it. If something is broken, you fix it right? Well, what do you do if your training and nutrition program stops producing the desired results? You think you’re doing the right thing; you’re eating well, you’re lifting.. Read more →

Building Muscle and Eating …

Ok, as I said yesterday, I was going to try to update frequently and figured my training updates would serve as some easy ones. I’ve been on my current plan for about 6 weeks now. Strength gains have been good and consistent, but my overall size gains have been less than optimal. I chalk that.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training – Overload

The Overload Principle as at the root of all training progress. It states that a greater than normal stress on the body is required for a training adaptation to take place. The body will in turn adapt to this increased stress. In the context of getting stronger, you must subject your body to stresses greater.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training – Frequency

The “laws of bodybuilding” seem to say you have to train a muscle once per week on a split routine. For example: Monday: Chest/Biceps (this is International Chest & Biceps day around the entire world) Tuesday: Quads/Hamstrings Wednesday: Off Thursday: Back/Rear Delts/Traps Friday: Shoulders/Triceps Saturday: Off Sunday: Off Unless you’re part of the genetically elite.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training

Periodization, which is basically defined as the planned variation of training variables in an exercise program, is a key component to most effective training programs. An even more simple explanation is simply to say it means you have a plan to your training. There are a number of different ways to periodize your training, but.. Read more →