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?”
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Eat Your Spinach!
You might’ve seen the old Popeye cartoons. You might not have (and I’d like to know how!). But if you somehow haven’t, Popeye usually needed to save Olive Oyl from the ultra thirsty Bluto. And whenever he needed a boost, Spinach was his immediate go-to super food. Just like that his biceps would bulge andContinue reading “Eat Your Spinach!”
The Trap Bar Deadlift
I’d first read up on the Trap Bar Deadlift in Stuart McRobert’s 1991 Hardgainer bible, Brawn, back in 2010. It’d been listed by him as a possible Deadlift variation. The Trap Bar, designed by Al Gerard, is a rhombus shaped bar, fixed to two plate loaded ends. It’s purpose was and is to make theContinue reading “The Trap Bar Deadlift”
Find Your Squat Stance!
I had mentioned in a previous article that, in order to squat safely, with proper depth, and in a way that’s relative to your frame, that you might need to find the right stance for you. Therefore, I decided to delve into this topic a little more, partially because I neglected something important in myContinue reading “Find Your Squat Stance!”
ZMA’s: Do They Work?
The following article is not a paid advertisement, nor am I sponsored by any supplement companies to promote their products. ZMA’s have been a bit of a hot topic of discussion for a while now. Some kingpins in the fitness industry as well as lifters of all kinds swear by them. Others think ZMA’s areContinue reading “ZMA’s: Do They Work?”
Use This Simple Hack To Relieve Shoulder Pain!
The Resistance Band Pull Apart is a fantastic exercise I love to use frequently. It’s proven very useful to me as a prehab exercise to warm up my upper back and Posterior Deltoids before performing Squats or Bench Presses as well as reinforce neuromuscular efficiency in those areas. I also rely on pull aparts toContinue reading “Use This Simple Hack To Relieve Shoulder Pain!”
Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift
So let’s discuss anthropometric measurements! It was 2010 when I read an Iron Man Magazine article written (I think) by Ron Harris, in which he breaks down which compound movements were ideal for long limbed lifters in terms of specialization. He’d said that the Deadlift was ideal for that group, and, as someone with longContinue reading “Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift”
Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2
Welcome to the latest article in my Rebuild Series. If you haven’t read my previous article yet, I restarted my training just six weeks ago, after a torn cartilage in my right wrist put me on the shelf for three months. My program of choice was the very popular Starting Strength template, created by former PowerlifterContinue reading “Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2”
The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1
Welcome to an article I’ve been wanting to write for a while. Not only is this my first review of any training model, but here we’ll be tackling a modern day classic in old school barbell training that’s equally as simplistic as it is effective. Futhermore, I had the opportunity to give this templateContinue reading “The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1”