Cyclic Dextrin: Does It Work?

It was January of this year when, upon preparing to unintentionally strain my Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) with a measly 300lb Deadlift, I was feeling as physically uncomfortable as I could be for someone who really needed to hurry up and head home before the start of work. I’d been experiencing more gastric distress thanContinue reading “Cyclic Dextrin: Does It Work?”

HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!

Announcing: HARDGAINER 2.0 HARDGAINER print magazine—HG 1.0—was published every other month from 1989 until 2004, for 89 issues. All the issues of HARDGAINER 2.0 will be brand new and published monthly. HG 2.0 is not a digitalization of the issues of HG 1.0. “Why are you bringing HG back?” you may ask. Because its message is still sorelyContinue reading “HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!”

20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!

As mentioned in my last article, gyms may or may not be opening again depending on where you live. In fact, I might’ve even offered a very basic routine for those of you who are preparing to head back to the weight room with the goal of rebuilding your very strength foundation. But there’s alwaysContinue reading “20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!”

Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!

Good news for some of us: gyms have already reopened (albeit with a capacity limit) or will be opening soon (my neck of the woods doesn’t have a set date yet)! Let’s face it, though: sure, you may have been doing your best to keep in shape from home, and I’ve even provided a fewContinue reading “Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!”

The Defranco Agile 8

Think back to your days taking that lame old gym class in school.  Remember that gym teacher with the polo shirt, track pants and a clipboard who looked either way too skinny to even appear to be remotely in shape, or like he was never in shape at all?  You might or might not recallContinue reading “The Defranco Agile 8”

Glute Bridge Modifications

In my last article, I spoke about the benefits of the Glute Bridge, along with a tutorial on the exercise.  Now, we’ll further discuss modifications that can be made to the move to further work the Posterior Chain by simply elevating your feet.  Along with further strengthening your hips, this simple modification will also strengthenContinue reading “Glute Bridge Modifications”

Tales Of The Sardinian Strongman: In Memory Of Franco Columbu

You’ve heard me say that I don’t like when people call me a self-made man. You’ve even heard me say that you’re part of the reason I could never accept that label. But I wanted you to know why. From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed eachContinue reading “Tales Of The Sardinian Strongman: In Memory Of Franco Columbu”

Full Body Training – More Than Just A Start Point For Beginners!

  Go ahead and take a look at your favorite Bodybuilder.  Go online or look at his interview in the latest Muscle And Fitness or Muscular Development magazine to find how he’s training for his next competition and more times than not, you’ll find that he’s using a split routine consisting of chest and backContinue reading “Full Body Training – More Than Just A Start Point For Beginners!”

Strength’s Ultimate Enthusiast – In Memory Of Terry Todd

“I remember the first time I saw Terry Todd in Gold’s Gym after I moved here, lifting weights I couldn’t believe. He was such a monster – a true force, but also a kind heart and a great storyteller.”                                Continue reading “Strength’s Ultimate Enthusiast – In Memory Of Terry Todd”