Posts in the Category "Training"

Coach Nic talks about the importance of glute training

These pics were taken the days following Easter weekend and there is about a 2 pound difference between each one. I personally use the definition in my glutes as a gauge to determine how much water/fat I am holding. The glutes are comprised of three main muscles; gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Besides.. Read more →

Try Barbell Hip Thrusts for bigger, stronger glutes

Want bigger, stronger glutes? Then you might want to try barbell hip thrusts (assuming you’re not already). Here’s why: In a study, published in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, researchers had 13 women with weight-lifting experience perform full squats (to parallel) and barbell hip thrusts on a bench (16 inches high). Before the women performed.. Read more →

Let’s Talk Building Phases

So you have worked your butt off the get rid of the extra fat, and found you didn’t have quite as much muscle as you thought. Time to build! The reality is, just about anyone can diet. There is a clear goal in mind, results are seen frequently, adjustments are made relatively often, and despite.. Read more →

How stronger lats relate to an increase Bench Press

Want to increase your bench press? Then try building and strengthening your lats. Here’s why: As an addendum to my post yesterday, when the researchers had the subjects perform either the traditional or chaos bench press using 80% of their one-rep max (1RM) they noticed that muscle activation of the lats was significantly greater during.. Read more →