Training and A Great Recipe For a Delicious High-Protein Treat

I've been very busy and have a big announcement to make. I'm working hard on an e-book that I feel will benefit a lot of my readers. It's an e-book on building muscle and strength. The book is going to cover major training variables you need to know about becoming big and strong. I'm going to cover nutrition for bulking up as well. I feel this will be an excellent resource for individuals looking to gain mass. I'm really excited to release this and I feel it'll help a lot of people. Training is still going excellent. I've still getting stronger on a number of lifts even though I'm still losing weight. I'm down 30 lbs now. I feel awesome, I have tons of energy, and I'm literally never hungry.…
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A Shorty On Managing Goals

I know I've been slacking a bit on my blog but there is good reason. I'm busy with writing something that I feel will help a lot of my readers who are interested in gaining mass. I'm also working a couple of other things too. I'll keep updating my blog, but they will be a little shorter than usual for the next few weeks. I want to discuss goals. I'm talking about fitness related goals here. Maybe your goal is to increase your muscle mass, or decrease your fat mass, or increase your power. One thing that you MUST remember is that you can't have 3 goals at the same time. The body can't adapt to gaining muscle, losing fat and running 20k per day. You need to pick one…
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My Training For The Week: Week 10

google09f362744ae567da My training is going excellent lately. I'm down to 213 from 240 and my strength is pretty much on par with where I was at 240. I haven't gone crazy heavy on back squats or regular deadlifts. However, the rack deads I'm doing are only a couple inches above my regular deadlift, so I don't think I have lost much if any strength on them. My chin strength is down, I'm lifting similar external weight to when I was 240, so you can subtract quite a bit of weight from when I was lifting at 240. Dips on the other hand are going up. I killed Dips this week, so I'm happy about that body weight exercise. My pressing strength has seemed to stay constant, so that's also a…
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Core Stability and Performance

I've talked on the subject of why I think traditional sit-ups and crunches are not healthy for our backs. You can read more about that here. I would like to go into the reasoning as to why athletes, especially should not be including sit-up, crunches, and the like into their programming. In a nutshell, repeated flexion of the lumbar spine is dangerous. So by doing these exercises, athletes are increasing their chances of injury in the gym. Loading a flexed lumbar spine will also teach the athlete to generate power using faulty movement patterns. Doing sit-ups and/or crunches, focuses mainly on the rectus abdominus (RA) and so ignorse three other important 'anterior core' muscles. The internal oblique (IO), external oblique (EO) and transverse abdominus(TvA) are not trained optimally in lumbar…
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My Training For The Week: Week 9

Training is excellent. Diet is good. I lost 4lbs last week, which is waaaaaaay to fast for me. So I had to add some calories back in. We'll see where I sit tomorrow in terms of fat loss. Monday is my weekly measurement taking day, where I take my bodyweight, skinfolds and girth measurements. I was doing the whole volume thing. I just wasn't into it. The program I was doing had me doing a ridiculous amount of sets. It's not that the program wasn't fun, it was that it was taking far too long to finish. I also didn't like training with loads ~ 80% of my max because at my experience level, I feel that I would lose strength. So I'm back to my reverse pyramid training. I…
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