June 2005

In an ideal world, everyone would take a long-term approach to dieting, trying to lose weight/fat gradually. They'd make small changes to their eating habits, activity patterns, or both. But we don't live in an ideal world there are situations when that simply won't work. Or where people simply aren't willing to be patient. Maybe they need to drop weight fast for a special event, or they are an athlete or bodybuilder who has to get in shape and is under a time crunch. Maybe they just want the diet over as quickly as possible. Whatever the case, sometimes you need...

In part I of this article, How to maintain your gains post cycle - Part 1 I presented some training splits and explained how a trainee could come “off” when it comes to post-cycle training. I discussed some reasons why a training routine should be structured, and how to put together an effective program. In this article we’ll be thinking about how to structure an effective post-cycle dietary regimen. Life is good, your balls have grown back and you’re on the road to recovery. Except for the occasional moments of sensitivity when you stop to admire the beauty of the blue...

6:30am The alarm goes off signaling for me to get my ass up and moving. Today is dynamic squat day and I have to be in the gym by 8:15 to begin the session by 8:30. As I roll over I feel the tightness in my lower back and think I should just stay in bed and forget training for the day. Plus I did not sleep well; causing me to wake up at least three times through the night with my right shoulder feeling like it is being pounded with a heavy spike. Twice I could barely move it and had to...

Wanna jump higher? Well so does everyone! In fact the questions I'm asked more then any other are, "What are the best exercises to improve my vertical jump and help me jump higher?" Or, "What are the best exercises to improve my speed?" A lot of people think there's some secret exercise or movement that will turn them into explosive superstars overnight. In truth, there is and that exercise is called consistency and hard work! If you aren't willing to put forth consistent effort no single exercise will give you what you want. Having said that, there are many quality exercises that will...