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5 Habits That Are Hurting Your Gains Gaining muscle mass can seem like a confusing process when you give it a go. You can burn yourself out for months on end and find yourself with little to no results to show for it. But as a matter of fact, it's actually quite simple; millions have done it, and there is a ton of information to aid you in your journey. You just need to watch out to the details that you're missing. Here are 5 habits that might be hurting your gains. Overindulgent Weekends We all love the weekend, and...
The deload is a controversial topic that is shared by everyone that cares about strength. Effective bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, and CrossFIt training all rely on taking some downtime and allowing for better recovery. The problem is that there are conflicting thoughts on how much load to take off, how best to manage the process, and what the results will be. There’s a lot to say, but we’re going to distil it down. Today, you’re going to learn how to deload more effectively in 600 words (or less). Since we’re keeping it brief, we better begin! What is Deloading and Why...
Supersets have lately been growing more popular for their reputation of being quite effective for strength development, muscle building, and fat loss. A lot of people have even replaced totally the good old straight sets with fully "superset-oriented" workout programs. What are straight sets and supersets? Straight set: You do 3-4 sets of the same exercise, you do 10-12 reps in each set, and rest for 1-3 minutes after every set and then you finally move on to the next exercise. Superset: You group two exercises together. You do 3-4 sets, every set consists of 10-12 reps of each exercise...
Getting better involves repetition and overload – these are hot buttons in strength training.
Recently, however, we’re seeing an emerging scientific push towards exercise variety.
Powerlifters and Weightlifters live and die by squats, presses, and pulls – but what room is there for change and novelty?
Let’s be honest, cardio isn’t enjoyable for everybody. For some, it’s a total thrill, something that they can’t wait to wake up in the morning to do, but for most people, it’s a necessary evil if you want to give your body a solid shape and keep your heart healthy. Many people start off doing it reluctantly before eventually acquiring a taste for it. In addition to the differences in the levels of enjoyment, cardio training is a somewhat controversial topic in bodybuilding circles. Some think it’s absolutely essential for proper, healthy muscle building, others believe it’s dispensable and that...
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