Training

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren’t Growing

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren’t Growing

Want bigger calves? Then this article is for you.   Read the full article on JMax Fitness. Note: an edited version of this article first appeared on T-Nation.

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Partial vs. Full Reps… or Both?

Partial vs. Full Reps… or Both?

A potentially game changing study has just been published. It may change how you perform your exercises forever. Or it may not. Let’s have a look. The study titled “the efficacy of incorporating partial squats in maximal strength training” is about combining partial and full reps in your training. The debate on whether training with a partial range of motion […]

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Structural Balance Theory: Does your Butt Care about your Biceps? [$]

Structural Balance Theory: Does your Butt Care about your Biceps? [$]

Everything that sucks is good for you. That’s what our intuition tells us. Give someone a piece of food that tastes disgusting and tell them it’s really good for them. They’ll take your word for it. Give someone a piece of this cheesecake and afterwards tell them it’s healthy and they’ll go ‘Yeah, right’. Even worse, if you tell them […]

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The Costs and Benefits of Circuit Training

The Costs and Benefits of Circuit Training

People ask me stuff. About fitness. I answer them. With a cost-benefit analysis. They say it’s eerily accurate. Inappropriately scientific. Annoyingly objective. “There’s no room for discussion with you.” I can’t help it. I like the truth. I’m a realist. I blame my training in economics. “Circuit training.” Okay. Here goes.   Read the full article in Evidence Magazine (free).

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The best time to work out: Use your biorhythm for 84% more muscle

The best time to work out: Use your biorhythm for 84% more muscle

The optimal time of day to train is not usually something that people think about. People train when it’s convenient, when they feel like it, when they can. As a result, the decision on when to train is a byproduct of other arrangements. Such a second rate approach to planning your training sessions leads to second rate results. There is […]

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Curl and Fly Tweaks: Advance Your Chest and Biceps Training

Curl and Fly Tweaks: Advance Your Chest and Biceps Training

There are two reasons why people do the exercises they do (or most anything else really). Number one is that someone told them to. They picked it from some magazine’s list of chest exercises, copied it from some big guy or got told “Hey, bro, check this exercise out!”. Reason number two is that it feels right. The exercise gives […]

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The Cardio Comedown

The Cardio Comedown

It’s a fact. Looking good naked requires visible abs. Abs are man’s aphrodisiac, the center of your physique and one of the few muscles that chicks actually care about. That’s just the way it is. So, how do we get visible abs? One of the arguably most popular answers that come to mind is ‘cardio’ and that’s what I’m going […]

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