functional hypertrophy, hypertrophie fonctionnelle
The physique does not always represent the power it is supposed to be capable of, and vice-versa. As much as a bodybuilder looks jacked, more often than not he is not nearly as strong as you might think. They rarely if ever focus on functional hypertrophy. In fact, I’ve seen three Mr. Olympia contestants, in
overtraining
Catabolism vs. Anabolism The training effect is a balance act between curtailed catabolism and nurtured anabolism. Basically, overtraining occurs when catabolism wins this tug of war. When this occurs, trainees can lose muscle mass and strength, and body weight can plummet quite dramatically. Before reaching such extremes, trainees and trainers alike must be wary of forewarning
unilateral work
Go Single Handed To Recruit More Muscle Over the years, I have found that when someone needs to specialize on their arm workouts, they benefit tremendously from starting their arm workouts with unilateral work such as One Arm Concentration Curls and One Arm Scott Curls. This might seem counter-intuitive to some of you who like
cluster sets
Cluster sets are probably one of the best methods to get strong without putting on too much size. Training with cluster sets is also very effective for improving speed and power. In that respect, it typically targets the athletic population. Yet it can be of interest to physique athletes on a strength phase. This type
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Guest blog by Annette Verpillot, President, Posturepro It has been known for many years that people with proper occlusion of your mouth have greater endurance and better performance than those with malocclusion. The alignment of the muscles of the jaw and teeth can have a direct impact on a player’s performance and strength, as the
Tagged under: breathing, strength
pec deck
Q: What are your thoughts on the pec deck. Is it any good? A: I receive this question a lot, since I don’t include the pec deck machine much in my programs.  But to answer the question: yes, I do recommend people use it… sparingly. It does not have a lot of athletic carry-over though,
size or strength
In the strength world, the Strength Deficit is a potent indicator of the difference between your concentric strength and your eccentric strength The 4+2 method is a favorite of mine. And rightly so, since it is a very effective tool for functional hypertrophy. Click here to learn how to apply it to your back workouts. But… A less
Here is the repost of my Facebook Live that took place on April 20th Did you miss it? Please like my Facebook page and select “See First” in the Following tab.   Live video I did on my Facebook page where I answered random questions.   00:18 Upcoming seminar series on Powerlifting with Stan Efferding
Guest blog by Annette Verpillot, President, Posturepro  Here’s what you need to know… 1. Bad posture increases muscle strain and tension, as muscles that are not aligned are forced to work harder to fight gravity. 2. Bad posture increases risk of back pain, nerve impingement and slipped disks, because the spine does not have the
Tagged under: Performance, posture, strength
strength training
Unless you’re an aspiring bodybuilder, or elite-level athlete, there’s no need to complicate your strength training regimen.  And although I’m reluctant to say it, there’s no need to do strength training more than 3 times a week for any longer than 45 minutes.  The key, in both cases, is maximizing your time in the gym,