March 30, 2014

How To Maximize Muscle Fiber Recruitment And Fully Exhaust As Many Fibers As Possible - Stage Sets

The excellence of execution

It would be a challenging assignment to find anyone who doesn’t agree that what you do matters far less than how you do something. Anyone can put in the time necessary to be as prepared as humanly possible for any given situation, but if effective execution of the plan is less than optimal, it’s all for nothing. As it relates to strength training, one of the most, if not the most, underrated parameters when it comes to effectively executing an exercise is the tempo in which it’s performed.

Trainers are often nothing more than exercise instructors, for the lack of a better term, if they don’t emphasize the importance of execution. I’m not talking about alignment, and what would be considered proper form, but rather the tempo that is used to raise and lower the weight.

March 23, 2014

How To Make Every Set You Do As Productive As Possible

What are you going to do? And, how are you going to do it?

“Productivity can be defined as applying the most amount of effort, to the best of your ability, in the allotted time that you have. Being that time is as precious a commodity as there is, and the one thing you can’t buy, or ever buy back, it’s important to realize that there’s an allotted time in which you have to perform a given task, so it’s of paramount importance to give your absolute all when performing that task, because just going through the motions is the most disadvantageous thing you can do. Often, when you do something wrong the first time, you have to go back and do it right the second time, whereas if you did it right the first time, you never have to do it again. If you want to be successful in any endeavor, you have to realize that you’re going have to give it your absolute all, and put in your heart and soul to any task that you do, no matter how large, or how small that it is, and that you’re going to be the best person you can be while you’re doing it, and that you’re going to do it right. The difference between being successful is doing every single task right, and being unsuccessful is doing it wrong. The ability to break through all mental barriers to get to where you want to be is the difference between being successful, or not. It’s about effort, and doing the activity right and giving it your all through every single task that you do, because time is so precious, so you have to do it right.”

March 16, 2014

A Holistic Approach You Need To Know If You Want To Build Maximum Muscle - Omni-Reps

What’s the best way to build muscle?

Training to build muscle is unique in that the acceptable range for the training parameters with which one ought to follow vary greatly compared to those who simply want to improve a physical attribute like strength, power/explosiveness, or endurance. When training to improve those physical attributes, the parameters are very strict, and there’s not much room for variation. For example, those training to develop strength or power/explosiveness don’t have much use for performing high reps with minimal rest, and those training to improve their endurance have little use for using heavy weights, as neither pertains to the rule of specificity.

March 9, 2014

Get More Results By Training More Without Overtraining (Stubborn Bodypart Solutions)

You’re not alone

I’ve yet to meet someone who is completely satisfied with themselves when it comes to strength training. Everybody, yes EVERYBODY, I’ve ever met either wants to be bigger, or stronger, or faster, or leaner (AKA, better looking, as vain as it is, this is why most people put themselves through hell in the gym). And while this could be a very lengthy subject to cover each and every way to improve each of those specific goals, the topic of this article will simply be to shed some light on ways to develop a certain bodypart of your choosing, without having to go through a specialization phase, in which the continuous development of other bodyparts, or strength qualities, is put on hold (there aren’t many things I can think of that suck more than knowing time is going to pass by, and you won’t be getting better at everything).

March 2, 2014

No Gym? No Problem! Everything You Need To Know To Get A Good Workout At Home

Do you have a minute?

Society in general is seemingly becoming more and more health conscious as the information age in which we live continues to shine light on the negative health effects the environment, as well as dietary choices we make, have on health. More and more people are choosing to ‘make time’ for fitness than in the past, in which there were apparently less hours in the day (at least they made it seem that way by using time, or lack thereof, as a reason to not prioritize health/fitness). This health conscious mindset, which oddly enough, seems to come with more hours in the day, is even influencing where people choose to live (is there a gym close by? or does it come with access to a fitness facility? etc).