Twice Daily Training for Bodybuilders

Twice daily training is growing in popularity amongst bodybuilders. Or so it seems from where I’m sitting. I can see why, because bodybuilders are always looking for ways to do more, because in our head this means better. Unfortunately more doesn’t equal better, better equals better, but what does that mean? How can we use…

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Are you Screwing Up your Warm Up?

The warm up. Simple, right? Well, yeah, it actually is… With that said, there are some common misconceptions about what a warm up should look like. I’ve been the guy flopping around on a foam roller, and spending far too much time stretching and doing mobility work pre-work out. I’ve also been the guy that has…

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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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Why I Love: The Leg Press

The leg press gets a lot of flack. “Leg press? You mean pussy press?” “Want your legs to grow? Try squatting instead” “Oh you hit a leg press PR, how cute” You catch my drift, a lot of people seem to hate on this machine, but I am here to tell you they shouldn’t. Now…

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3 Fatal Flaws with MRV for hypertrophy

Maximal Recoverable Volume (MRV) isn’t flawless. Shuddahh, gasp, Steve Hall who many might think is an understudy of Mike Israetel (who coined MRV) is going against it? No, no, not quite. Like any great concept, there is always going to be flaws. In fact, just like a beautiful man or woman, often the flaws are what…

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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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Podcast 036: Mike Israetel – Q&A – Progressing Optimally & more

Today Steve talks to Mike Israetel from Renaissance Periodisation. Another fantastic Q&A. We cover cardio recommendations for bodybuilders and powerlifters, touch on Jeremy Loenneke, how to bring up stubborn calves and optimal progression in the weights room. You do not want to miss this. Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus…

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Full Guide: Caffeine & Resistance Training

Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine, who doesn’t love themselves some caffeine? Speaking of caffeine, coffee is the most popular drink worldwide. Where two billion cups are consumed every single day. As you probably already know, coffee contains quite a bit of caffeine, with about 115 mg of caffeine in every cup. Caffeine could lead to improved training, better…

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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 032: Mike Israetel Q&A – ‘Junk Volume’ & more

Junk Volume, accommodating resistance & much more covered in this Q&A with Mike Israetel. In todays podcast you’re in for a real treat as we establish exactly what is ‘junk volume’ and how to avoid it. That means less time wasted in the gym, doing something that is actively hurting your progress. Me and Mike…

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