Flexibility 101: The Do's And Don'ts Of Stretching
In order to maximize your results when training for flexibility, certain rules exist. Here are the do's and don'ts of stretching. The Do’s DO use static stretching to maintain flexibility. Do I think that the classic Bob Anderson style of static stretching will make serious dents in your flexibility? Perhaps if it's done multiple times a day, every day, for several ...

How To Bring Up Lagging Body Parts
In general, there are two ways to bring up lagging body parts: give them greater priority or give them more work. Let’s take a look at both. Greater Priority The exercises you do first in your workouts receive the greatest training effect. Most people begin their workouts with their bigger and stronger body parts. Try reversing the order of exercises in your next ...

Jackpot Tips: 7 More Exercise Modifications For A Winning Physique
In July, I gave you 7 advanced exercise modifications. Two months later, I came back with another 7 exercise modifications for new growth. Well, today you hit the jackpot with 7 more exercise modifications. Line up those triple 7's and you've got a winning physique! 1. Neutral-Grip Chin-Ups You know you're supposed to vary the grip with chin-ups to avoid stagnation, promote ...

Let The Breathing Or Breath-Holding Happen Naturally During Strength Training
“Chin up… Chest out… Look straight ahead… Brace the abdominals… Grip the bar tight… Push the ground away through all four corners of your feet… Drive the hips forward as you clear your knees… Stand tall… Control the lowering… Gently touch the ground, pause and go again…” “Oh yeah, ...

Moderate Rules For Maximum Results: It's About Time You Start Growing!
As you hit your 40s, 50s and beyond, you realize that you are no longer able to do what you did in your late teens, 20s and even early 30s. Weights that used to feel like feathers start to feel more like boulders. Loads that were once part of your warm-up sets, all of sudden become your work sets. Its inevitable  just part of aging, I guess. But just because the loads may drop a bit, it doesnt mean that your overall strength and size need to plummet. It just means that you ...

Modern Muscle Moulding: Taking Circuit Training To A New Level
I love going through books written by iron-game pioneers. For every book I read from this millennium, I read at least one or two from the previous millennium and many are decades old. I’m telling you, there’s nothing better than to discover where many of today’s training concepts originated, and there is nothing new under the sun. A case in point is the ...

Muscle Devices And Weight Room Alternatives
In the iron world, we've seen muscle magazines, nutritional supplements and training equipment come and go over the years. Sometimes for the good, like soy-based proteins, liquid creatine, kettlebells (don't worry, they'll fade soon), and sometimes for the bad, like Rheo Blair's protein, some of Arthur Jones' original Nautilus equipment, and magazines such as Muscle Media 2000 ...

On The Road To Inactivity: How To Exercise Your Right To Travel
One of the biggest challenges people face when traveling involves exercise. The two most common excuses are a lack of time and a lack of resources. But as we all know, where there's a will, there's a way! If you have a busy day filled with meetings or sightseeing, then get it over and done with early before work or play get in the way! What about if there's no gym in your ...

Questioning Warm-Ups: Solving An Often Overlooked Aspect Of Training
Q: All the techniques on your DVD are awesome! If you’re pinched for time, which general warm-up method would you use? A: Make sure to perform dynamic stretching before every workout. It just takes a few minutes, but it can make a big difference in your performance. To recap, when performing dynamic stretches, use the pendulum method: start slow and shallow, and ...

Ride The Extensive-Intensive Wave For Maximum Muscle Mass
If you’ve been in the muscle-building game for a while, you know quite well that you can’t stay on one routine forever. No matter how well you do initially, eventually gains will come to a halt and when that happens, a change is required. The problem is that you can’t just go to your favorite training website and pick any routine that looks cool, because a ...

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