Read Justin’s post on workout duration, rest and the hormonal response. Good strength programs will include two, maybe three primary lifts with one or two assistance exercises. The average number of lifts or exercises included in a session is three or four; there’s no reason that such a workout can’t be completed in an hour. […]
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I hate Yoga. It’s boring, low intensity, mostly statics and pretty much the antithesis of being badass. What’s worse is that most of the time comes with a lot of unnecessary spiritual-woo-woo baggage. But every couple of weeks, on a rest day, I force myself do a yoga recovery session. After some intense weeks of […]
This week the Iron Radio crew talks about one of the hardest part training… Planning Off Days – Iron Radio Episode 122 (link to mp3) After cobering some news, like this weekends Mr. Olympia 2011 and the the new FDA plans to regulate supplements, the discussion about off days starts at 35 minutes in.
I haven’t had a true rest day in the last weeks. Usually my rest days are low volume days (every fourth day) where I practice handstands, do some core work and prehab. After a pretty heavy workout week, today I skipped the handstand work (because I will focus on those this week) and bascially did […]
Post workout power naps are awesome. I do them after extra hard workouts after I had my post workout shake/meal. You can optimize them significantly by inhibiting light from hitting your visual and audio sensors. Therefore I use a sleeping mask and wax ear buds. That lets me completely disconnect from the world. Give it a try […]