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Pre-exhaust Training – Keeping It Fresh

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

When you’ve been regularly working out for a long time like I have, it is pretty easy to get stuck in a rut. Over time, unless you want to start going down the illegal route, your body is going to hit its natural limit on how much it can possibly lift. If you do the same routine […]

Rest Periods – Maximizing Your Workouts

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

If you go to a gym, we’ve all seen it or have been guilty of it. There are scores of folks that hang out at equipment talking with their buddies, staring off into the distance or watching the TVs – paying zero attention to how much rest they are taking in between sets. While I’m […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

As I start to get older and injure myself easier, form is becoming key in my workouts.  After a recent SI joint strain, which was debilitating for 2 days and took me 2mo to recover fully from.  I made a major change in the layout of my home gym to help with my form.  I […]

Whey Protein: Buying Advice

The Protein Market: Buying Advice

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

This is a quick update on where things stand in the protein world. We’re not going to talk about what type you should buy (whey, casein, etc.) or how much or when to take it. Those are all articles for another day. What I do want to go through is the economics of the market […]

Grip Strengthening Product Fat Gripz

Grip Strengthening Products

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Brian 1 Comment

If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time building out your forearms and calves. These muscle groups tend to come at the end of a workout for arms or legs and can quite easily be left out. With my work schedule and family, I like to keep my workouts to exactly an hour […]

Active Rest Bosu Pushup

Active Rest Between Exercises

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Andy No Comments

Make your workouts more productive and keep your heart rate up with active rest. Active rest can mean a couple different things, in this case it involves exercising a different muscle group in between sets, time where you would normally be resting. For example, you’re doing pull-ups, so any muscle group other than back and […]

Exercise Bands - get more out of your workout

Exercise Bands – Get the Most Out of Your Home Gym

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

My basement has three key sets of equipment – the Smith Machine, treadmill and stationary bike. To be perfectly honest, I should get more use out of the treadmill and bike, but if I’m pressed for time I’ll take a good lifting day over a good cardio day. So the next part of the series […]

Smith Machine

Smith Machine

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 by Brian No Comments

Well, we’re in a new year and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to tackling their resolutions. I don’t have any statistics, but I’m sure that getting healthier and losing weight need to be one of the top resolutions people make. The good news is that the holiday season is behind us and we can […]

One Dumbbell Workout

One Dumbbell Workout

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Brian No Comments

Hopefully this article will be helpful to readers who find themselves with the following dilemma “I don’t have enough money for a gym membership or a bunch of equipment. Can I still get a great total body workout?” or “I’m too busy this week to make it to the gym, can I still get a […]

Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by Brian No Comments

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential unsaturated fatty acid, meaning that the human body cannot synthesize it, but it is also necessary for human health. This means you need to get Omega-3s either through food or supplementation. But before we go into where you can get the best Omega-3s, let’s take a step back and […]