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FatGripz Review: Increase arm and grip strength

So I’m at the Arnold Classic recently and saw the FatGripz booth; another one of those  “why the hell didn’t I think of this?!” simple products that adds so much potential value to a workout for the cost, it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to own them. While at the  booth, I did a few sets of chins ( see minute 3:20 of  Arnold Classic Vid) and as usual, I could feel it in my grip, and arms much more so then if doing it without the FatGripz. They are one of those uber simple cost effective products that simply works in an increasingly overly complicated world, but more on that shortly… Read More...
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An Essential Variable People Miss In Their Exercise Programs

The Mistake of Linear Program Design I find most people will design a program for themselves and follow it in a linear fashion, that is they run X times per week for Y distance, lift X times per week doing Y number of sets, etc. with little change over time. A result oriented program looks like a wave form where volume and intensity peaks, say over a 6-8 week period (as an example, but programs vary widely), with volume and or loading reduced 40-60% for a week or two, then either repeated, or onto some other program. Some programs will call for taking a week off totally between programs. Read More...
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Strength Training Programs, What’s Best?

Study Shows “Best” Strength Training Program!? Good SnC coaches – of which there are many – have known for decades that linear non- periodized strength training programs are a terrible way to make progress in strength and or muscle mass over time, yet, that’s exactly how the majority of people set up their programs. That is, they go into the gym, do 8-10 reps (as an example) for X number of sets, and do that month in and month out, year in and year out. In fact, it’s really the classic western bodybuilding method of training. It’s also just about the worst way to make steady progress in the gym. Read More...
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Why your workouts suck!

I’m now going to write my first “old guy” blog that’s going to start with the stereotype “darn kids today!” intro…so here goes: Read More...