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?
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
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
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
When I was footloose and fancy free, I had all the time in the world to train and I acted accordingly. And before you ask, yes, dancing was a part of my pre-workout but I was no Kevin Bacon. Now being a much older dude with a wife, kids, mortgage and all the trimmings, the … Continue reading Efficient training
To get better.
Have you seen that person who goes to the gym year after year and never changes? The last time I checked, seeing change is a major reason to go. They do same exercises with the same weight and get the same results, zero. In some circles that could defined as insanity. Please, don’t be that … Continue reading Compound your results…….