Bodybuilding

Let’s face it, we are in an exciting digital age where just about anyone with a camera and wifi can produce content for the masses. In this ever expanding virtual landscape, many platforms such as Instagram and YouTube have become very popular, especially in the health and fitness industry. With more and more people trying to share their message and climb their way to internet stardom, finding a quality source of information is becoming increasingly difficult. However, over the past few years some YouTube channels have stood up to the test of time and weathered the brutal storm of internet...

This 2nd edition of The Concurrent Training Effect blog is going to focus on the molecular underpinnings of skeletal muscular hypertrophy.  Understanding the driving force behind the molecular response to strength training can provide us insight into why concurrent strength and endurance training can negatively affect muscular hypertrophy and strength.  In addition, a better understanding can lead to ways to mitigate the effect and optimize progress.  If you are a CrossFitter, or any other form of hybrid athlete this blog is for you.  Keep reading… [caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mike Mentzer - knew a thing or two about muscular hypertrophy.[/caption] A Very...

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Time to grow some legs – already got them..? Time to make them even better. This program will shock your entire lower body into growth very quickly. Be warned, it isn't easy and at times you may feel the urge to quit – don't do it! [caption id="attachment_7970" align="alignnone" width="600"] Phil Hill has some of the most amazing legs ever![/caption] If there are two things that stop guys or girls training their legs hard, they are: • It's hard, and you don't like hard • If you have weak legs or under-trained legs, it seems embarrassing to start with smaller weights If you are...

Intensity vs. Volume for Hypertrophy (includes a 4 day split routine) by Chris Mason My last article addressed how to get bigger legs in 30 days using a form of double pre-exhaustion with a very high intensity of effort and low volume. I addressed how hypertrophy can benefit strength athletes from bodybuilders to weightlifters with some detail, but I did not directly touch on the topic of intensity vs. volume as it relates to hypertrophy. [caption id="attachment_7959" align="alignnone" width="338"] John Defendis had the vacuum pose down![/caption] Intensity vs. volume has been a topic of hot debate over the years with the two extremes...

Killer Quads By Julia Ladewski [caption id="attachment_7952" align="alignnone" width="559"] Julia has built some quads![/caption] Over the past two years, I’ve dedicated a lot of time to growing my quads. My powerlifting training history had made me very strong, but decidedly lacking in the hypertrophy department. For the past two years I have spent a great deal of time practicing exercises and exercise combinations which elicit hypertrophy. Time under tension is one of the main keys to increased skeletal muscle mass, and that has been a focus. The following is a list of workouts I used to build up mass in my quads. These...

Allen Cress is a competitive bodybuilder, has competed in powerlifting, and is a trainer who has enjoyed unparalleled success in his field. In this article Allen explains his unique and highly effective hypertrophy and symmetry promoting bodybuilding techniques. This article is a must read for anyone looking to change their physique for the better. ...

Sure, you can always pick up unsolicited advice from your local locker room guru, but what are the chances of it actually being good advice? Unfortunately, the odds aren't in your favor. That's why we gave renowned nutritionist and successful bodybuilder Shelby Starnes his own column to answer your training and dieting questions. You see, unlike the big guy at your gym, Shelby has worked with hundreds of athletes who are looking for the same thing as you: a ripped, muscular physique. In this installment, Shelby shares his three biggest tips for gaining muscle and losing fat, as well as how to...

Welcome to the Gun Show I’ve heard that 90% of guys would like bigger arms. On the same note, I heard the other 10% are liars. In all seriousness, almost any way you go about it, guys want bigger arms. It is possibly the sole reason you first set foot in the gym. The baggy sleeves on that small T-shirt just weren’t doing it for you. What sexy lady wants to hang onto a skinny little arm? Arm training can be very simple for some of the genetically blessed gunslingers you see walking around your local gym. If you aren’t one of...