Workouts

Barbell Complexes

Traditional methods of performing a set, resting, and repeating are a staple among everyone’s programs.  Bodybuilders to powerlifters all use rest between sets to wait for the lactic acid to dissipate so they can continue the lifts.  Sometimes, supersets and compound sets will be thrown in for extra intensity.  If you have ever done either […]

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Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Chest and Back

In this final installment of Arnold’s championship routines, I saved the best for last.  Always known for the all or nothing attitude, Arnold’s chest and back workout was one for only the strongest willed.  The Gold’s Gym in Venice was rumored to even have an oxygen tank handy for pre contest workouts like this routine.  […]

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Program 2.0 Introduction

I am a big believer in high intensity.  My clients hate me for it, but when time is an issue keeping the heart rate elevated is a must.  Life doesn’t always allow you to spend hours in the gym and unfortunately I do not have that luxury either.  Raising the intensity with program design allows […]

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The Classics: Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Legs

There was a reason Arnold Schwarzenegger was, and still is, one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, commitment to excellence.  Never one to take it easy on a workout, Arnold pushed the limits of his body each and every time he was in the gym.  In the pursuit of perfect proportions, Schwarzenegger pounded his […]

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5×5 Workout Explained…

The 5×5 workout is the perfect way to build overall strength and size.  This type of training has been utilized countless Olympians and professional bodybuilders for years.  Incorporating this into your program supercharges your training regiment into overdrive.  The high intensity gives you a pump unlike no other type of workouts.  Work out plans seemed […]

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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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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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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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Plyometric Training

Everybody wants to become faster, stronger, and just plain better than the competition.  Athletes are always looking for an extra edge and throwing in different methods of training will help reach your goals faster.  Traditional resistance training is great for increasing power and especially strength, but variations of this can further aid in power, speed, […]

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