July 15, 2012

Almost 100 Variations Of Presses To Assist In Gaining Size And Strength In The Back Of Your Arms

I don’t know about anyone else, but there’s just something about pressing heavy barbells that really appeals to me, more so than any other type of lift. Not only do they (presses) enable you to maximize both ends of the equation needed to get results, that being load X time under tension, and therefore assist in building a ton of muscle and strength, but they leave with a feeling like no other when you hit a new personal record (PR), regardless of the variation of barbell press you choose to perform.

July 8, 2012

How You Can Combine Several Hypertrophy Methods At The Same Time And Still Get Results

With all the information readily available these days, it can be hard to decipher what training program/method is best for you, and what you should probably avoid. Even on this site alone, there are numerous strength trainingtechniques to which you can apply to make positive strides towards getting theresults you are training for.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should apply all of them at once, does it? Well, in most cases no. But what if you did? I mean, just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should... or does it?

July 1, 2012

The Subscapularis + The Piriformis - The Many Similarities These Two Dissimilar Muscles Have Together And How They Affect Your Performance

You’re probably wondering where the hell am I going by starting an article with such a ridiculous question about two completely different muscles, in two completely different areas of the body, responsible for two completely opposite actions, am I right? Thought so.
While the subscapularis and piriformis are all of the above (different muscles, responsible for opposite actions, located in very different areas of the body), they have one strong common bond, and that is: These muscles, more so than others, become shortened, as a result of us as humans always seeking the path of least resistance (more on this later), which then creates imbalances that can, and will, negatively impact performance in both sport and exercise.
More often than not, the imbalanced development of these muscles is further exaggerated through ineffective training programs. Before we get into how this happens, it’s important to understand what these muscles are responsible for.