There are many people out there who call themselves bodybuilders, but in my opinion, unless you have attempted to take the stage at least once in your life, you are just a weightlifter.
When most people think of kettlebells, they usually think of exercises such as swings, snatches, cleans, and jerks, but the kettlebell can be used for a variety of other moves as well. Kettlebells are a great tool for building work capacity, power, strength, and even endurance using a set of classic exercises.
In fitness circles, the concept of intermittent fasting (IF) is catching like wildfire, and it’s no surprise as to why. There is some intriguing new published research showing that IF may offer a host of health and body composition benefits. Additionally, a small but growing group of IF experimenters are swearing by these relatively new fat-loss techniques, techniques that include skipping meals and sometimes going entire days without eating!
In most cases the difference between success and failure is perseverance and the will to succeed. This state of mind is concisely captured in the term mental toughness. Jackson Yee’s Psychology of Strength: Incorporating Mental Toughness Training goes in-depth into how you can enhance your mental toughness and succeed not just in the gym, but in all walks of life.
We’ve all heard the terms ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ with respect to foods and diet. Alan Aragon sheds some light on the subject as only he can. This is a must read for anyone who is serious about their health and appearance.
Allen Cress is a competitive bodybuilder, has competed in powerlifting, and is a trainer who has enjoyed unparalleled success in his field. In this article Allen explains his unique and highly effective hypertrophy and symmetry promoting bodybuilding techniques. This article is a must read for anyone looking to change their physique for the better.
There is nothing more physically imposing than a massive set of traps and lats. Whether on the street, in the gym, or on the stage, a huge back sets a man apart. In this article Jay Wainwright tells you how to build a back that will give you that simian look of raw power!!!
In today’s era of hyperspecialization, most iron-game enthusiasts consider powerlifting and bodybuilding to be two very disparate training modalities. I constantly hear the cry of bodybuilders that they don’t care what they lift (‘Lifting heavy is dangerous!’, and ‘Why risk it?’) because all that matters is how they look. Alternatively, I hear powerlifters disparage the […]
I was there once – a skinny teenager with dreams of being the next Arnold. Actually, all I wanted was twenty pounds of muscle so I could stand up to high school bullies and gain confidence to talk to girls. If I got better at sports in the process, then that would be icing on […]