I received a lot of questions regarding my article about stretching and many of them fall in the category of ‘when I stretch, I feel better. How can you explain that?’ While such questions could be discarded as empirical evidence for being completely anecdotal, I’m a pragmatist myself and if stretching helped me I wouldn’t stop doing it either. However, […]
If you’re a committed weight trainer, chances are you’re either stretching a lot already or think you should be stretching more. Historically, stretching has been considered one of those “does no wrong” activities, one that’s been largely overlooked by virtually everyone outside of a yoga studio. But over the last two decades or so, people have started to figure out […]
To paraphrase a wise man, “Small, weak, and injured is no way to go through life.” But if you design your workouts around the wrong exercises, that’s exactly how you’ll end up; dreadfully unmuscular, embarrassingly weak, and prone to chronic injuries. Proper exercise selection can be tough. There are countless lifts to choose from and most of them have several […]
In Part 1, we discussed the fiber type composition and biomechanics of the chest, triceps, and shoulders. In this installment, we’ll cover the other major muscle groups. Read the full article on SimplyShredded. Read the original on T-Nation.
Building a massive physique, unfortunately, requires a more measured approach than simply trying to heave as much weight as humanly possible. To know how to best train a muscle, you have to first understand its physical structure, specifically its biomechanics and fiber type composition. This information helps you select the correct rep ranges, weekly volume, and rest periods for optimal […]