Archive / December, 2012

Three Ways to Avoid Training Frustration

Image by Chris Wigginton Training Frustration is when you are unable to reach your goals. This may happen for a number reasons: You were unable to meet your fat loss goal. Your training session was not as intense as you’d liked. You’re stressed out with your life. Your nutrition was not perfect due to a […]

Is your Fitness Program Prepared for Violence?

Image by ACU armadillo combat unit The recent attacks in Mumbai really made me wonder if I am prepared to face such a situation. What would I do if I were in that hotel? What would I do if I were held at gunpoint?My spiritual background preaches Ahimsa, or Non-Violence. But there are two questions […]

How to Train for Strength

Dave Tate. Photo by Elite Fitness Systems. Most trainees believe that training for muscle mass is the same as training for strength. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There is some correlation between the two. If you train for strength, you will put on a little bit of muscle mass, and if you train […]

How to Put on Muscle Fast

To put on muscle fast, you need to stick to the basics. You only need one or two basic movements per bodypart. The less movements you can do to get the job done, the better. Setting Up a Program Choosing a Training Split Choose a training schedule based upon your training schedule. A typical schedule […]

Make your Quick Workout even Quicker by Timing your Workouts

Image by A river runs through The best way to make a workout even quicker is to time it, then set a goal to improve upon it. For example, if a workout takes you 8:23.19, then you can set a goal to complete the workout in under 7 minutes. I have found that I had […]

Lose Fat with Supersets and Trisets!

“But I don’t have Time to Exericise!” – Image by higekuma The single biggest excuse people state for not exercising is a lack of time. This is due to the belief that you must train for 90 minutes a day at an expensive gym, or purchase some expensive equipment or a set of DVD’s in […]

How to Design an Effective Quick Workout

Image by Somewhat Frank I spend a lot of time on this website talking about quick workouts. It’s time to give you guys a primer on how to design such a workout: Step One: How long will the workout last? Determine how long you want the workout to last and make that your time period […]

The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout

I recently came across a great bodyweight training resource called The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout. This amazing program, developed by Rog Law and John Romaniello, features an intense 4-Phase Training Program that sculpts your body and gets you ready for anything…even a Zombie Apocalypse! Is The Zombie Apocalypse Workout REALLY Worth Spending $47? Before I […]

12-Week Advanced Strength Program – Month Two (With Free Printable Workout Logs)

Image by d_vdm Last Month, I presented the first month of the 12-week Advanced Strength Program. This month, the first change we will be making is in the movements. The Front Squat will be replaced with the Back Squat, and the Bent Over Row will be replaced with the Bench Press. There will also be […]