August 2005

Walk into any commercial gym or weight-room and you will see people performing many different activities and exercises. Some individuals use free weights, while others use machines. Some individuals use high repetition sets, some use low rep sets, while others may even train one set to failure. These methods are all accepted by those in the strength and conditioning realm, but very few people implement one important element that we experience every day as a training factor…Time!? Let me explain. The Missing Link How many of you out there refer to the age old standards of repetition ranges for a specific goal? (i.e. 1-7 reps...

Note: You can find Part 2 and Part 3 to this article series here: Part 2 | Part 3 As you probably already know, I work as a sports nutritionist working with a variety of professional athletes including bodybuilders, power lifters, weightlifters, strongmen, arm wrestlers, football and hockey players among others. I have always had a large percentage of my nutritional clientele being power lifters, but as of late it has really increased. I receive numerous emails regarding proper nutritional planning on a daily basis. Sometimes I have a hard time just keeping up with all the mail I receive from our...