Science based program design and nutrition is necessary. However, it takes years before researchers catch up to clinicians. For example, the first peer review study on Cluster Training came out in 2008. The researchers called it ‘novel’. However, is sixty years old ‘novel’? This very effective method for developing relative strength was used for over
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Vince’s Secret Locker

I want to recommend a very good book by Karl Coyne called Vince’s Secret Locker. Everything Vince Gironda has ever written on the topic of muscle building, losing fat, and nutrition for bodybuilders.
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If you’ve ever taken the time to consider the effort involved to get 1 almond from a tree, you’ll quickly understand why eating ‘a few’ nuts is more realistic than eating ‘a whole bag.’ Since there’s less than 0.02% separating us genetically, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our optimal nutrition strategy is closely
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Statue
Over the last few decades, I have written quite a few pieces on strength norms. I first presented in 1991 at the National Coaching Institute in Victoria, B.C. my structural balance strength norms based on years of testing different Canadian national teams. The structural balance concept is not new, as it takes back to pioneers
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Not including athletes, the reason most of us exercise is to: Obtain or maintain an attractive body Stay healthy and prevent disease Yet, when you ask the majority what they’re doing to get there, they commonly answer: Running, cycling, swimming, or any other moderate-intensity steady-state aerobic activity (a.k.a. CARDIO!) This response stems from the false
antagonist double stations
Coach Poliquin has been advocating in the written media the alternance of the antagonistic movements since 1982. That was 23 years ahead of the research… Look at this excerpt of my book Size and Strength Blueprint. Here is what science says about antagonist double stations: A 2009 study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences
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leg curl
Here is a short article that will teach you how to maximize hamstrings mass and strength development when doing leg curls. When your feet are in plantar flexion (i.e. extension), the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) is somewhat inhibited in its function as a knee flexor. The gastrocnemius is a bi-articular muscle. That is, it crosses two joints: the
Christmas, Books
Finding the right gift for Christmas can be challenging. When my daughter was very young, I wanted to make sure I bought what she really wanted. So during a car ride, I would suggest she called Santa to ask personally. The conversation would go like this: Papa: “Lets call Santa to tell him what you
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Matt Kroczaleski
Today’s blog post is part 2 of a guest post by champion powerlifter Matt Kroczaleski. It is excerpted from his excellent ebook Insane Training, where you can find instructions and training templates to gain strength and muscle mass. The full title “Insane Training: Garage Training, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, and All-Out Bad-Ass Workout” is indeed well-deserved. You can
Paul Carter, Deadlift
I am happy to announce that many of my top colleagues will know contribute to my new guest blog “Two Things I Know for Sure”. Experts will give you information pearls of wisdom. Today’s first guest is Paul Carter on training Guest blog by Paul Carter 1. If you want to get good at something, do
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