Become a true master: Autoregulation

People have been using autoregulation for ages: In their training. Nutrition and recovery To strategically periodize the intensity & volume throughout a macrocycle to consciously overreach or allow for additional rest. Most of you are probably familiar with some form of autoregulation but as a strength athlete, it will most likely be… RPE – Rate of…

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Maximise your Training: Individualise your Training Volume

You want to maximise your training right? That means you need to get the right dose of training volume. Well I would like to introduce Coach Pascal’s first article for the website, and it’s a cracker at that. We get a lot of questions about ‘how much volume I should be doing’ and above the…

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How to Train: Prime for Muscle Growth

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to train that primed our muscles to grow? …isn’t that hypertrophy training? Oh well, I guess it is, but if you’ve read Parts 1 & Part 2 on Primer Phases you’ll have been introduced to something that is a great addition to a periodised plan. You’ll…

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Podcast 30: Mike Israetel & Jared Feather – Twice daily weight training & more

Twice daily weight training…insane or a smart way to train? Jared Feather IFPA Pro Natural Bodybuilder & Mike Israetel from Renaissance Periodisation give you the science behind the implications of setting up two weight sessions a day. We also cover how to set up a hypertrophy mesocycle and if a stronger muscle actually helps promote…

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Podcast 28: Eric Helms – Updates to Training & Nutrition Recommendations for Natural Bodybuilders

Eric Helms; pro natural bodybuilder, PHD candidate, author and coach. We talk about what updates he would make to his papers on Natural Bodybuilder recommendations for training and nutrition. In addition we go over how I first came across 3DMJ, the emergence of ‘macro coaches’, the biggest barrier to getting contest lean and how much muscle…

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4 Variables That Impact Your Training Volume [MRV Series Part 3]

Training volume is a key driver for strength and size gains. By understanding the following you’ll be able to get the most from your training. In part 1 we learnt what Maximal Recoverable Volume (MRV) is and why it’s a powerful training concept. In part 2 we then took this further and touched on the…

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Podcast 025: Jeff Alberts – The Do’s & Don’ts of Natural Bodybuilding

This week Steve talks to Jeff Alberts of 3DMJ. Jeff is a Natural Pro Bodybuilder with over 30 years of training experience under his belt. He has been through it all when it comes to bodybuilding, we go over the good, the bad and the ugly. What Jeff has learnt over his time training and…

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A Bodybuilders Maximal Recoverable Volume Charge [MRV Series Part 2]

In part 1 of the MRV series we learnt exactly what MRV is. I highly recommend you check that out before reading this next piece (click here). As I said I started this series because of the huge value understanding the concept of MRV has had to my personal results and my clients. Thus, I…

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What is Maximal Recoverable Volume? [MRV Series Part 1]

I first came across MRV while reading The Scientific Principles of Strength Training. Honestly, it really opened my eyes. I have been using it within my own programming and with the clients at Revive Stronger to great success. Furthermore, I’ve spent a lot of time learning from Mike Israetel, who came up with the concept…

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Podcast 020: Client Q&A – Online Personal Training Courses & more

What online personal training courses do we recommend? A question asked by some of our clients at Revive Stronger, which is awesome as they’re obviously looking to further their education. Me and Mark answer that and how we recommend people get into the industry plus a bunch of other fantastic questions which you can see…

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