Posts in "muscle growth"

Blood Flow Restriction: The Holy Grail of Gimmicks?

As this post goes live Lisa and I are en route to Australia. I’d like to sit here and say I’m doing something productive with 20 hours on a plane like reading a book, catching up on some writing, or, I don’t know, looking lovingly into my wife’s eyes. But in reality I’m probably watching… Read more

How to Optimize Your Training For Maximal Hypertrophy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength and conditioning coach Kevin Finn. It’s a doozy with tons of information related to how to add slabs of muscle to your frame in the most time efficient and scientifically backed way possible. So, pretty much everyone will be interested in reading it. Enjoy! Step One: Optimize Your… Read more

When to Bench Press With Your Feet on the Floor, and When Not To

I received an email awhile back from someone asking a simple question: “What are the reasons one would or would not bench press with their legs on the bench as opposed to the floor? Just personal preference? Back issues?” Tony of a few years back would have been like, “When would someone bench with their… Read more

The Lost Art of Time Under Tension

I think many of us get caught up in the sets x reps trap. Meaning, we’re so focused on the number of sets and reps we perform in any given set or workout, that we often forget there are many other components to garnering progress in the gym. In today’s guest post by Upstate NY… Read more

Tuning Tension: Getting the Most From Your Muscle

A few weeks ago I presented at the Spurling Spring Seminar up in Kennebunk, Maine. The first presenter of the day, Portland based physical therapist Noah Harrison, blew me away with his talk on muscular tension. Honestly, the only way his presentation could have been better is if he somehow included a pair of nunchucks…. Read more

Women and Hypertrophy: Why Should Jill Get Jacked?

I train a lot of women. In fact, if I broke down my client roster I’d say it’s about a 50/49/1% split (women/men/Centaur). I live in a little strength & conditioning bubble where the bulk of women I work with don’t blink an eye at the idea of adding muscle to their frame. In fact,… Read more

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Real Deal or Are We Wrapped Up in the Latest Trend?

I’m still in Florida enjoying my vacation (and eating copious amounts of carrot cake). Actually, after reading this article myself and looking at all the jackedness, I’m kinda grossed out by how much carrot cake I’ve been ingesting. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever been curious as to whether or not there’s any validity to blood flow… Read more

Dumbbells Are Better Than Barbells For Pec Development: There, I Said It

This post is about training the pecs. Sha-ZAM.   Full disclosure, I was going to use this picture as the main image for today’s article: Copyright: wrangel / 123RF Stock Photo However: 1. This guy’s pecs weren’t “pecy” enough. 2. Yellow peppers are gross. Every dude who lifts weights wants an impressive, well-defined chest. For… Read more