Training

Using Smelling Salts for Lifting

Ammonia and powerlifting: are smelling salts the real deal, or just a myth? If you go to any powerlifting meet, as you watch the athletes get ready to lift, you’ll witness some bizarre rituals – loud music, getting slapped...

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Stop Sabotaging Your Muscle Recovery

Training Articles

One night of bad sleep leads to reduced muscle recovery the next day.   Hypothetically speaking, it’s Monday. You’ve had a pretty crazy weekend of partying and drinking, and you’re not feeling your best since you’ve had a weekend of partial...

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Have You Heard of Rest-Pause Training?

Training Articles

If you want to gain size and strength, it’s time to become familiar with rest-pause training.   There are many techniques a bodybuilder can use to increase training intensity. Some of the most common methods to increase training intensity...

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What Really Goes Down at the Bench Press

Training Articles

You go home feeling like your entire chest is sore, so does your heavy bench press result in a bigger chest?   It’s common for someone to ask a person lifting in the gym, how much do you bench?...

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Training Volume vs. Training Intensity: What Determines Muscle Recuperation?

Training Articles

Your high-volume exercise program may be what’s taking you so long to recuperate after your workouts.   Are you feeling sore and tired? When you get out of bed in the morning does it feel like you just got...

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