Category: Training

Awesome Lighter Weights Method: Myo-Reps

Alright, so as I already discussed in When to Lift With Lighter Weights, lifting heavy is still your best bet for continued progress over time, but incorporating lighter sets in towards the end of the workout might not be such a bad idea. This article is going to discuss a method that can be used when lifting…



Nothing Beats Hard Work, but Not All Hard Work

Every year there is more and more research that comes out to answer the ultimate question: How do we build more muscle and lose more fat?  Even though is seems like we are continually getting closer to the answer of this question, most of the time, the basics stick. To lose weight, have a negative…



When to Lift With Lighter Weights

Heavy weights, low reps, long rest breaks.  That’s how you get stronger, right?  In order to get stronger, you have to keep lifting heavier and heavier weights – at least that’s what all the strength coaches say. For the most part, I completely agree. You are not going to get anywhere unless, over time, you…



How to Work Your Abs, the Right Way

You know the type. The guy who has gone to the gym every other day for the past 2 years, yet he still looks the same as he did a year ago.  He has been doing sit-ups and crunches every time that he has worked out, yet he still can’t see his abs any more…



Do You Need to Lift Until Failure?

There seems to be some controversy about if you should lift till failure during every set.  Some people say that you always have to lift until you can’t push out another rep, while others say that it is not necessary to go to failure every set in order to gain muscle.  So who is right?…



What’s Good Form for Lifting?

It seems like everyone has a different idea of form when it comes to lifting, but who is right? The strictness of form can range from just getting the weight up any way possible to super strict form where you can’t move hardly any other part of your body.  My approach to form is termed…



The Only 3 Types of Sets You Should Ever Do

This is sort of an extension to the article I recently wrote about performing pyramids.  As I said in that post, many people tend to perform sets without really knowing why they are doing what they are doing or without a clear goal in mind.  When you are lifting weights, your goal should always and…



Why You Should Never Do Pyramids

Pyramids… A beginner way of lifting that just doesn’t part from some people.  I still see people who go to the gym with their friends, keep on stacking weight set after set, get completely fatigued, and feel a great sense of accomplishment when in reality, they hardly accomplished anything. First, let’s clarify what I mean…



Why Being Aerobically Fit Is Important for Building Muscle

When we try to build more muscle mass or get stronger, we tend to only focus on the lifting and hopefully the nutrition aspects.  However, the aerobic portion is important as well, and it often gets left behind when we plan our workouts.  Why is the aerobic, or our VO2 Max, important?  Well it all…



How High Frequency Can Be Bad

Don’t get me wrong, I definitely do high frequency workouts for many weeks every once in a while.  However, there is one part of these type of routines that you need to watch out for.  I’m not talking about the usual muscle fatigue that should already be watched out for.  If you are still incredibly sore by…