What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack and bust open my biceps with some curls. And when I did curls, I did … Continue reading What you need to know about sets

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It’s the little things…………..

When you’re looking to make a change, any change, you usually go big. This is especially true when you’ve hit an exercise plateau and your results have slowed to a crawl.  You may feel the need to do something drastic, something big and bold to get back on track, when the truth is, you don’t … Continue reading It’s the little things…………..

Spice up your exercise by changing positions

When you were a baby (a long time ago for some) you loved lying on the floor and staring up at the world above. If you wanted to go anywhere or were hungry, all you needed to do was cry and wail until your slaves came running to meet your every need. Life was so … Continue reading Spice up your exercise by changing positions

What am I doing today?

It’s often said that 99% of success in the weight room is just showing up because if you don’t, nothing will happen. The other 1% of success is, what am I doing today? When you’re dragging yourself to the gym tired, hungry, stressed or all three, there’s only so much brain power left to make … Continue reading What am I doing today?

Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

Think small to get strong

There’s nothing more impressive than someone (in the gym) ripping a big weight off the floor, squatting heavy and deep or pushing a humongous weight off his chest. Those impressive feats of strength stop you in your tracks as you gaze upon them in awe. However, don’t stare too long as those big guys might … Continue reading Think small to get strong

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it