DOMS and Muscle Growth

This has been one of those ideas floating around for years and I still see posts about people feeling as if they didn’t have a good workout if they don’t get DOMS or actually chasing DOMS. That is, based on the belief that DOMS equals growth, DOMS becomes the end-goal. When growth and progress should be the end goal.

Bulgarian Powerlifting Training

Ever since coach Ivan Abadjaev (you will see this spelled about 12 different ways) reinvented training for Olympic lifting in the 70’s or thereabouts, it’s common for his ideas to propagate through other non Olympic lifting sports especially powerlifting.

Heavy Light Medium Training

Rather I want to talk about one of the earlier concepts/approaches/popularizations of the idea which was more commonly called the Heavy/Light/Medium system. While I’m sure someone did it back in the early days of training, I’d still chalk up the major popularization to Bill Starr of 5X5 fame.

To Strap or Not to Strap

Ok, feeling literary as I write this apparently. Just one of those mornings. Today I want to ramble about lifting straps. And no I’m not giving a how-to use them, there’s plenty of those out there already and I can’t honestly be bothered. This is one of my overly pedantic articles about the typical arguments you see over their use.

The Most Absurd Training I Have Ever Done

Because the fact of the matter is that you can get by on youth and stupidity for quite some time, and a truly insane amount of training can be handled for short periods. It’s when folks try to stretch out those insane amounts of training in the long-term that they tend to break. Sometimes they even learn from those experiences although that usually takes a few years.

Round Backed Deadlifts Another Look

Ok, my brain must be feeling better since it’s, oh my god, new content.  This is actually one of many pieces that have been floating around my brain but, let’s just say I had other things going on for a bit. Anyhow, what I want to look at today is the arguments surrounding the whole […]

Two a Day Training in the Weight Room Part 4

Ok, it’s finally time to wrap this up.  First a quick recap for both summary and SEO reasons.  In Part 1 I talked about some of the potential benefits (and drawbacks) of training twice a day.  Then in Part 2 I talked about some general concepts relating to training twice a day in the weight […]

Two a Day Training in the Weight Room Part 3

Ok, having spammed you the last two weeks with stuff about new book products I want to finally finish up the Two a Day Training in the Weight room series.  I’m not going to go over all of the potential benefits (or drawbacks) that I discussed in Part 1 but do want to summarize the […]

Two a Day Training in the Weight Room Part 2

Ok, so in Two-a-Day Training in the Weight Room Part 1, I talked a little bit about the sports history of two-a-day training along with some of the potential benefits (and drawbacks) of training twice daily.   And while my focus was on weight room training, I managed to talk about endurance and performance training a […]

Two a Day Training in the Weight Room Part 1

Ok, this article (which will  assuredly be two parts) came out of a question on my FB group regarding two-a-day training for natural lifters.  His question, more or less was if it was productive or counterproductive to train twice daily (assuming one has the time) and while the answer is always that it depends the […]

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