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Finally a comprehensive volume of eight books on both High Intensity(HIT) and Volume Bodybuilding Training!
There are many unique training programs contained in my books that give the reader new techniques to increase his/her muscle building potential.
Topics covered are:
Rolling static partials
HIIT-Lose weight FAST with Interval Training!
Unilateral training- why it works better than traditional training
Why training smarter -not longer builds muscle faster!
How to implement Progressive Overload and Double Progressive Overload to Supercharge Muscle Gains
Learn how to determine the ideal training frequency for your body type
Which supplements to take to safely build lots of muscle
All programs are fully-explained with complete workout routines for each different technique.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to drink when thirsty, according to an updated consensus statement on exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH).
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Effect of a Natural Compound (Taxadrol®) on Testosterone Level in two Species
Courtesy of All American Pharmaceutical, Billings Montana
The study was performed to assess the short-term benefits and possible side effects of Taxadrol® in rats and in human beings. This study was also intended to provide information on the potential health benefits and side effects of Taxadrol® for athletes, or any males, suffering from low testosterone levels.
Taxadrol® is a mixture of botanical extracts derived from several all natural plant sources. These extracts are believed to be acting by either suppressing estrogen production/transformation, or encouraging the production of male hormone precursors. The action of increased testosterone production has been observed across species – in male Wistar rats, and in men.
A total of 160 male Wistar rats were randomly distributed in sixteen treatment groups. Taxadrol treatment ranged from 4 mg/kg to 16 mg/kg, twice daily, via the oral rout using a gastric tube. The treatment period ranged from 10 days to 31 days depending upon group. Animals were sacrificed and blood samples were assayed for testosterone levels at the close of the treatment period.
A total of three human male participants self-administered Taxadrol at a dose of 30 mg – once to three times daily, sublingually. Testosterone levels were measured before the initiation of the study and at its close.
Following 17 days treatment there was a prominent, statistically significant increase in the levels total testosterone in the animals treated with the lower doses (4 and 8 mg/kg, twice daily). In animals treated with 8 mg/kg/twice daily, testosterone levels – both free and total, remained higher vs. the control group even after abstaining for 7 days.
TAXADROL® exerts modulating effects on testosterone levels in the rat and in man. Short term use, at the dosages tested, is not associated with toxicity.
Many bodybuilders,beginner,intermediate and advanced alike, are hard-gainers. That is, they have a very hard time adding any muscle to their frame. Hours are spent on the lifting of heavy weights, large quantities of food is ingested and money is invested in cutting-edge supplements. Routines are scanned in muscle magazines and online bodybuilding forums and sites. Unfortunately, all this does is lead to information overload and failure.
Let's look at the reasons for this failure:
- Routines in magazines are used by pro bodybuilders using anabolic steroids and other grow-enhancing drugs. If one were to follow the majority of the training programs promoted by these sources, you would quickly over train and burn out-losing muscle size and strength. Which is the last thing you'd want to do.
- Too much training volume is used by many bodybuilders. This is an off-shoot of the first point. The adage "If some is good then more must be better" doesn't lend itself to bodybuilding training. Use the proper amount of reps and number of sets to avoid overtraining and keep the gains coming.
- Inadequate rest periods is a mistake caused by following routines promoted in bb magazines. Instead of blindly following the advice of a so-called pro bb, experiment to determine what your recuperative powers are and use that info to plan proper rest between workout sessions and between training the same muscle group.
- Not going to muscular failure when training. It is necessary to work a muscle harder than before to gain new muscle or strength. If the stimulus isn't increased, why would the body compensate by adding to muscle?
- Failing to increase reps or weight in a set at each workout, or at least attempting to, causes your body to remain at status quo. Try and add a small amount of weight on the bar or stack; even a small 1.5 lb. increase adds up to alot of weight over a year.
- Using the same training routine month in and month out leads to staleness and stalled gains. The body attempts to avoid adding muscle because of the demands it places on the body's resources. Change your routine regularly to avoid becoming stale. Add new exercises, change the rep counts and vary the intensity.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Mr. Olympia, Dorian Yates trains his back with HIT! In this video he explains his techniques for training using the high intensity protocol.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
If we look back in time to when the bodybuilding movement became an international culture, the days of Muscle Beach California in the 50s, we can see the perception of bodybuilding has gradually changed. In the early days the concept of training and building muscles was as far from the mainstream as it could be. Men went to the beach to train an to Spartan facilities with basic gym equipment to do base movements like squats, bench and deadlifts, etc. The goals were to get strong, build muscles and be healthier.
The idea of the fitness lifestyle has swept like the Coca-Cola mainstream train around the world for decades… country by country, city by city. This has meant that a lot of people have moved from the couches and office chairs a couple of hours a week, to go to the local gyms to work out and they have become more aware of nutrition which is positive. However, this fitness train has also changed the roots of bodybuilding.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This video shows the "competition" between Mentzer and Schwarzenegger at the 1980 Mr. Olympia, in which Arnold entered at the last minute, knew all of the judges, and beat Mentzer in a very controversial decision.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
More power-more muscle-right? If that's true then how do you explain weightlifters and powerlifters that lift enormous amounts of weight, yet barely look more muscular than the average Joe? And why do professional bodybuilders look much more muscular than top powerlifters?
There are a number of reasons for this. First off, the training styles of bodybuilders and powerlifters differ greatly. Bodybuilders perform exercises with a rep range of 6-12 for most sets, while powerlifters use 1-5. The goal of powerlifters is the development of explosive power and strength with a lesser concern over the addition of muscle mass. Bodybuilders, on the other hand, are principally concerned with the addition of muscle mass and less with the development of strength.
Training protocols are practiced by each to reach their respective goals. For powerlifters, this means using low rep ranges, which have been shown to develop maximum strength with less muscle mass. Bodybuilders use moderate rep counts , which have been shown to develop strength but yield more muscle mass. There are several reasons for this. A muscle grows by muscle cell damage being repaired with the use of raw materials, i.e. nutrients such as protein,vitamins,etc. The blood pump that results from higher rep training is great for bringing blood into the muscle due to occlusion that occurs with each rep. This blood is full of the nutrients needed for growth and repair. Some studies show that the added blood volume exerts a hydraulic pressure on the muscle, stimulating it to grow larger and increases protein synthesis.
Higher reps stimulate growth of tendons and other tissue surrounding muscles, adding a little size. Slow-twitch fibers in the muscle, while responsible for less than half of a muscle's size, are stimulated to grow by higher reps. These fibers use oxygen as fuel and are geared for endurance so the longer time under tension of bodybuilding training is ideal for them. Low rep sets offer no stimulation for these fibers to grow because of short set duration.
Getting back to a previous point, when a routine is done where the muscles burn and are fatigued, there is a condition called muscle swelling. The fibers in the muscle being trained are exposed to sufficient stress to cause them to become inflamed due to small micro tears in the muscle. This stress causes the body to call for new muscle growth to combat the onslaught. Routines with minimal rest, common among bodybuilders, cause this. Longer rest periods between sets, such as done by powerlifters, doesn't exert enough trauma to elicit this reaction.
So, if you are looking to increase your strength with less of a focus on hypertrophy, train like a powerlifter, using sets of 1-5 reps with maximum weights. If you are aiming for larger muscles and a bodybuilders physique, train like a bodybuilder, using higher rep counts and more varied exercises with a shorter rest period between sets.