Boulder Shoulders; Major In Minor Movements

The muscles of the shoulder area, known as deltoids or delts, take a beating. Your delts provide assistance to most all upper body movements that involve your torso (i.e., when not simply isolating your arms). Even though the delts get a lot of work, many physique athletes find this area lagging. This is because although…

Blow Your Muscles Up; No Tourniquet Needed.

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest techniques for building muscle and burning fat, you’ve likely heard of Occlusion Training, otherwise known as Kaatsu. Yet, unlike most training fads that are here today, proven wrong tomorrow, this technique is the real deal. My first read on this training method was through someone I would…

Lower Leg Secrets; Big Calves Rule

Many Physique Athletes struggle to build their calves. In my view, almost as many train them improperly. The main culprit is likely the fact that like abs, training advice for calves borders on the absurd. If you’ve ever really trained calves properly you know that programs that call for training calves every workout, or every…

Another Rushed Workout; “No Time” Is Now On Your Side

When it comes to time, we’re all tapped out.  If we only had more of it, we’d get that body we really want, right? Well, before you skip training and blame it on “your busy schedule” consider this.   Having less time to train is your new secret weapon. If you use straight sets during…

Two Birds, One Stone; Muscle Mass with Strength Bias

Regular readers of my blog, know I am not a strength coach. I’ve been training to get and maintain a better physique for nearly three decades, and have tried literally hundreds of training variations to gain my current insights. That said, beyond sports specific skill, adding muscle AND explosive strength is the linchpin to excelling…

Triple-Action Fat Burning Machine, Totally Portable, Only Better

I guess there will always be a debate over the quickest way to burn off bodyfat. I mean it’s not enough when a nutrition plan, exercise program, gadget, or even a supplement has been shown to help take off the fat––it’s never fast enough. And when a method has been proven to work, it’s supposedly…

Burn Fat, Build Muscle, Live Life, 3-Day/Week Training Routines

                          Here is another question I answered over at my blog on muscle and fitness trainer: http://www.muscleandfitnesstrainer.com/home/trainers/vince-andrich/questions/555 “body building questions”. Q: hi am, josian: and i have a question for you: i want to workout 3 times per week like, monday, wednesday and…

Have A Heart, Save Your Shoulders

  Your shoulder muscles and its intricate joint structure bear the brunt of almost every upper-body weight training exercise. That’s why smart physique enthusiasts are careful to give the area adequate rest, and work a variety of bodypart splits that allow the shoulders to be developed, not overtrained or injured. Even with lots of planning,…