In Defence of GVT (or other high-volume programs)

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GVT aka German Volume Training is a training protocol popularised by Charles Poliquin. GVT is also known as the 10 sets methods, dates back to mid-70’s and originates from Germany. Hence the name. This approach was used by national weightlifting coaches to increase muscle mass of their athletes in the off-season. Poliquin, ever the canny marketer/business man coined the name …

ChristMASS – How To Build Muscle Sitting on the Sofa

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Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of The Year? Does December strike fear into your heart? Scared that you’ll wake up in January fat and skinny after eating too many mince pies? It’s common knowledge that the holiday season presents a few obstacles to your physique goals. Your boss is on your case to hit year-end goals and deadlines. There are …

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 …

Body Part Specialisation – A strategy for rapid growth

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Stubborn body parts…we all have them. Certain muscle groups just don’t seem to grow at the same rate as others. It can be frustrating. Rather than feeling sorry for yourself (and those lame lagging muscles) do something about. One great strategy is a specialisation phase. This is a period of time (usually 2-6 weeks) where you place an emphasis on …