The Classics: Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Arms

Arnold was all about feeling massive pumps whenever he worked out.  If you have ever watched Pumping Iron, then you no doubt remember the segment of Arnold talking about how good his pumps feel.  By using opposing muscle groups, he could have the option of super-setting as time drew closer to contest time.  Of course, […]

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At Home Push Up Workout

If you are like most people, odds are you have a thousand different things going on throughout the day.  Sometimes, you don’t have enough time to get everything done at the office before the gym closes.  However, you are not out of luck!  Your body can’t tell if you are pushing a barbell or gallon […]

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Carbohydrate Cycling

They say that timing is everything.  With regards to nutrition, this could not be any truer.  Think about it: making sure you have protein with a simple carbohydrate immediately after a workout, ensuring you spread out your meals every 2 to 3 hours, and making sure to plan out bedtime with your last meal all […]

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5 Nutritional Tips For Lean Muscle

The old saying “You are what you eat” is never wrong.  Look at those who pound sodas by the gallon and stuff their faces with chips and snacks.  Odds are those same people are overweight, do not exercise and at risk for some serious illnesses down the road (some sooner than later!).  However, those of […]

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Dumbbells or Barbells?

In order to build muscle, we must first stress the fibers in the muscle.  For bodybuilders and those looking to pack on the “lbs”, we must add resistance to movements in order to further break down the muscle fibers.  Sure, you can do countless pushups and pull ups, but to truly gain weight and strength […]

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Deltoid Destruction

Training the upper body never seems to be a problem with most people.  The aesthetics and head turns make the training well worth the work and adds extra motivation.  Often times, this motivation leads us to lift more weight, bang out a few more reps and maybe slip up on form.  With some body parts, […]

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Resistance Training and Stretching

Anyone who went to a public school had that crazy gym teacher who was as old school as it gets.  His coaching and exercising methods were more than likely the way he did things when he was a kid.  This could be good or it could be really bad.  Either way you look at it, […]

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Metabolic Boost: Circuit Training

Separating cardiovascular and resistance training has its benefits.  When trying to gain weight, it is best to keep the running or cardio work to a minimum in order to maintain a positive caloric balance.  However, if time is short or you are trying to lose that last little bit of fat, you can combine both […]

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Mind and Muscle Connection

Conditioning ourselves for any kind of event requires physical activity.  That is pretty obvious.  However, there comes a point when the body tells you to stop, yet there is still enough gas in the tank for a few more reps.  Imagine pulling dead lifts; there comes a point in the set where you are exhausted […]

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Bigger Triceps for Bigger Arms

Think about the way in which the upper arm is made: the biceps femoris makes up the anterior portion of the humerus while the triceps brachii fills in the posterior part.  The name triceps derives from the three heads: lateral, medial and long. These make up the famous “horse shoe” shape.  Contrary to popular belief, […]

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