Barbells and dumbbells have long been the staple of an effective training program. And for good reason; they provide the biggest bang-for-your-buck when it comes to building strength, muscle, and sculpting an impressive physique. But, in recent years, a new kid has shown up on the block and has taken a foothold as a must-do […]
Compounds vs isolations – training’s version of the clean eating vs IIFYM debate! By the way, here’s a link to our IIFYM macro calculator to help you optimize your diet. This article, on the other hand, will help you optimize your training. Both compounds and isolations have been included in the training programs of those seeking […]
There’s been a lot of discussions recently in the community about this, and the plain answer is; No. You don’t need an exercise routine. Although voluntary activity such as cardio and/or a resistance training has health benefits and raises your energy expenditure, it’s not needed to lose fat. Diet First, Exercise Routine Second When you […]
While many people attribute their weight loss to exercise, it turns out that using an exercise routine really isn’t necessary for losing body fat. Although that may sound counterintuitive to everything you’ve heard in the past, total weight and fat loss is actually due to creating what is known as a negative energy balance. Fortunately, […]
“In sport, mental imagery is used primarily to help you get the best out of yourself in training and competition. The developing athletes who make the fastest progress and those who ultimately become their best make extensive use of mental imagery. They use it daily as a means of directing what will happen in training, […]
During the short time, you have been weight training you notice that the scale isn’t moving. Yet, visually you can see some muscle growth…
Here are five superior core exercises for the purpose of building a strong core for injury protection.
We all know how important stretching is. It’s been preached about for decades. We all can remember the days of being in school and having gym teachers and coaches running us all through stretches. Unfortunately, in those days it was primarily static stretches and not dynamic stretching. People are used to the normal static stretches […]
Here are 5 scientifically backed techniques to help you craft a powerful upper body workout along with practical examples to get you started!
In part 1 we talked about the different benefits of isolation and compound exercises, exploring the relevant research on this topic. In part 2 we are going to take this research and see how we can implement it to optimize our training for balanced muscle growth. Also, check out the impact compounds vs isolations have […]