Yesterday’s post actually started out with the intention of just posting my most recent workout but then I got a bit sidetracked and well, you’ve read the rest. So today I’ll update that workout. Hammer Decline Press Worked up to 295 x 9 + 4 + 3 (plus statics) Hammer Shoulder Press Worked up to.. Read more →

Building Muscle and Eating …

Ok, as I said yesterday, I was going to try to update frequently and figured my training updates would serve as some easy ones. I’ve been on my current plan for about 6 weeks now. Strength gains have been good and consistent, but my overall size gains have been less than optimal. I chalk that.. Read more →

Boy this thing is dusty …

So, looking at my last post I see that I haven’t touched this thing in oh, about four months. Wow. How lazy of me eh? (Eh, is Canadian for ‘right?’ for those of you with your silly Canadian jokes). Anyway, today I’m dusting it off and I’m going to try to get back to regular.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training – Overload

The Overload Principle as at the root of all training progress. It states that a greater than normal stress on the body is required for a training adaptation to take place. The body will in turn adapt to this increased stress. In the context of getting stronger, you must subject your body to stresses greater.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training – Frequency

The “laws of bodybuilding” seem to say you have to train a muscle once per week on a split routine. For example: Monday: Chest/Biceps (this is International Chest & Biceps day around the entire world) Tuesday: Quads/Hamstrings Wednesday: Off Thursday: Back/Rear Delts/Traps Friday: Shoulders/Triceps Saturday: Off Sunday: Off Unless you’re part of the genetically elite.. Read more →

Basic Primer on Effective Training

Periodization, which is basically defined as the planned variation of training variables in an exercise program, is a key component to most effective training programs. An even more simple explanation is simply to say it means you have a plan to your training. There are a number of different ways to periodize your training, but.. Read more →