At Elite FTS Shaun Mirjavadi, gives some insights into combining periodization and MMA training. Read: Periodization Training and MMA, Why All the Confusion? Here is a nice workout schedule for someone working 9 to 5, Mon to Fri. MondaySkill Training (boxing/Thai boxing)High intensity cardio – (interval sprints) TuesdaySkill Training (boxing/Thai boxing)Strength Work – Squats (4 sets, […]
Read 20 Nutrition Myths I Used to Believe Were True. Over at reddit there is a nice discussion going on, regarding some details of the post.
Over at Starting Strength John D. Fair wrote an article about how “How much can you press?” became “How much can you bench?”. The Tragic Death of the Military Press in Olympic and World Championship Competition, 1928-1972.
Eric Cressey wrote about Speed Training on T Nation. You have to have force in order to display force quickly.Very simply, if you haven’t built a solid foundation of strength, incorporating specific speed work in your program probably won’t do much for you.. Focus is outstanding concentric bar speed in perfect technique. In an example […]
In his post “Forget the Fads” at Elite FTS Chad Howse has some down to earth advice the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know. Whenever you read something fitness / strength sports related that claims to be revolutionary, do yourself a favor and ignore it. 1. You don’t need a massive exercise repertoire to build […]
This was a very good read. Stephan Guyenet over at Whole Health Source thoroughly dismantles some hypotheses of Gary Taubes’ “Good Calories, Bad Calories.” The reason why obesity and metabolism researchers don’t take Taubes’s idea seriously is that it is contradicted by a large body of evidence from multiple fields. I understand that people like ideas that […]
Charles Poliquin Body Position: the Forgotten Training Variable The triceps has three heads: the long head, the lateral head and the medial head.Because all three heads of the triceps join at a common tendon to insert on the ulna (elbow bone), it is impossible to purely isolate one single head of the triceps. However, by […]
Just as he did for the Deadlift, Mike Robertson put together a nice article about the Bench Press, covering everything you should know about the move.
Don’t just bench press. Mix it up and do some overhead presses in you next workouts. Charles Poliquin has Five Great Reasons to Overhead Press Reason #1: It develops the deltoids, traps and triceps. This will save you time in the gym. Being a multi-joint exercise the overhead press works single muscle groups harder due […]