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Go full-power beast mode!

Dump your current leg routine and go beast mode – courtesy of former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Branch ‘Quadrasaurus ‘Warren. Branch is known for going absolutely savage in the gym every chance he gets. “Nothing in my life has ever come easy. Everything I have gotten I have had to bust ...

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Improving muscle tone

If you are on the hunt for that toned look you might be in for a big surprise! According to exercise scientist Wayne Westcott part of how ‘toned’ you become basically boils down to genetics. But don’t get disheartened! We all have muscles and we can all work to develop ...

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Bro splits versus full-body routines

An age-old question in gym corridors is whether it is best to follow full-body or split routines to build muscle? A full-body workout consists of doing exercises where you train your entire body. A split muscle group schedule, also known as the bro split, on the other hand, targets one ...

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Avoid the winter workout rut

Do you use excuses to not pull, push and grind it out when the weather sucks? Are you struggling to find your mojo to lift when it’s cold? Training in the winter is not always easy, but it can be done. Here are six ways to stay motivated throughout the ...

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Exercise: How much is enough?

To produce real results during your gym sessions you have to train consistently. According to exercise physiologist Chris Jordan you have to at least exercise four to five times a week to improve your health. “You have to commit to doing it regularly,” says Jordan. His view is supported by ...

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Boost your pressing power!

At one point in his powerlifting career Jim Wendler, creator of the powerlifting protocol known as 5/3/1, struggled to increase the weight he was pressing overhead. Tired of mediocre training sessions he worked hard to improve his pressing power. “There’s something incredibly primal about the press,” says Wendler. “I fell in ...

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Never back down on back day!

The back is an extremely important body part. Someone who really wants to develop a phenomenal back is going to have to do some heavy lifting at some point. This does not mean you have to train like a competitive powerlifter but you need to perform some basic mass-building exercises. ...

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Delt destruction

Former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Seth Feroce recommends the following workout to jump-start your shoulder growth: Complete a total of 4 giant sets (one exercise after another until completion): Bent-over rear dumbbell raises – 12 reps Dumbbell side lateral raises – 12 reps Dumbbell front raises – 12 reps Superset the ...

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Pump up them guns!

You want a bad ass Y3T arm workout? Well here is one, courtesy of Y3T-creator Neil Hill. Y3T Week 3 Arm Workout Giant set performed 3 times: Close Grip EZ Bar Press 20-25 reps Lying Cable Straight Bar Overhead Extensions 20-25 reps Incline Cable Straight Bar Overhead Extensions 20-25 reps ...

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Neglected classics

Modern-day lifters can still learn from the blasters of the past about packing on some serious size. In the forgotten era of weight lifting the contestants in a bodybuilding show had to show their strength by cleaning and pressing Olympic-style lifts. The bodybuilders of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s took ...

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