In Defense Of Body Part Splits

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A while back I wrote this article outlining why the “Bro” split of hitting a body part once per week isn’t as bad as it appears on paper. Despite the hate this style of training gets it is the way most bodybuilders and physique athletes train. It has built thousands of great physiques. So, why does it get so much …

Optimal Strategies For Fat Loss

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In this video I discuss how best to achieve fat loss… Don’t want to watch the vid? Here are my notes on the topic: Note before the notes. These are the notes I scribbled down when planning the vid so they are un-edited. Apologies for lack of grammar, punctuation etc. Need a deficit Different ways to achieve a deficit Calories …

Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

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The other day a client of mine asked me about carb cycling. Essentially, they wanted to know if they were missing out because we weren’t using it. Over the course of their training session we had a good chat about carb cycling. We discussed why I didn’t think they needed to be using it. I expressed my opinion that in …

Training Guidelines To Build Muscle

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Training to build muscle, it’s simple, right?   Well let me ask you a question… How much muscle have you built this year?   Happy with your results? Or feel you could have made more progress?   If you’re like most gym goers you have probably made some gains, but nowhere near as many as you could have.   Want to maximise your results? …

Squeeze Overload Like It Owes You Money – Progressively Integrating The Mind Muscle Connection

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Should you just move the most weight possible from A to B or should you flex and squeeze the weight up and down only focusing on the quality of the contraction rather than the load? You should do both. As ever, the middle ground wins. The problem with the fitness industry (it’s true in all industries actually, but particularly the …

Perfecting Your Protein Intake

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Protein comes from the Greek “Of primary importance”. Protein helps you to recover from your training, it preserves lean tissue when dieting, helps you grow more muscle when bulking, and has the highest effect on satiety of all the macronutrients. With this information you can see that the amount, quality and timing of your protein intake are all key factors to maximize your muscle …

Back Off Sets – The Solution To A Linear Problem

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In the past I have written (here & here) and talked (here) about the limitations of a linear progression model for hypertrophy. Just to recap here are my main gripes with it. Firstly, training must be progressively overloading. The principle of progressive overload is what governs effective, hard training. Overload means that training must disrupt homeostasis enough to cause the body …

DUP – The Most Efficient Way to Build Muscle?

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How to use DUP to build muscle… DUP may well go completely against the way you’ve been training or how you have been told to train to build size. DUP is pretty much the antithesis to the typical bro split. Rather than trashing a muscle group once per week you will hit it multiple times. I believe that using the …

How Often Should You Train To Make The Best Progress?

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What is ideal training frequency to have you making the fastest gains in size and strength? The answers is written below. Prefer to watch a video than read the info? Cool. Watch this… Firstly, we need to be clear on what training frequency means… Step forward Brad Schoenfeld for a quick definition… “While traditionally the term frequency has been associated with …

(Updated) Muscle Specific Training 6 – Hardcore Hamstrings

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The hamstrings are made up of biceps femoris (short & long head), semitendinosus, and the semimembranosus. The two heads of biceps femoris are located laterally while the semitendinosus and semimembranosus are located on the medial part of the thigh. The hamstrings flex the knee and heavily contribute to hip extension. To fully develop both the medial and lateral hamstrings different …