Five Myths About Abs Training

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Abs training might be one of the most misunderstood of all muscle groups. The myths are rampant, so today I do my best to dispel a few of them. It’s not hard to fall for these myths; popular media reinforces them steadfastly. My experience and education have shown me, however, that you can’t always believe what you hear, even if it’s repeated over and over. Myth #1 “Abs are made in the kitchen alone.” When pontificating about the best way {Read More…}

Another Way to Grow Your Muscles: TUT

Personal trainers have a lot of goals that aren’t focused on aesthetics. We want you to activate your glutes and fix muscle imbalances. Increase your V02 max and improve your neuromuscular control. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in aesthetics; I’m very interested in aesthetics and get a lot of gratification from enlarging my muscle fibers, so to speak. Add in a low-fat diet and you’ve got a supremely cut, lean physique. What’s not to love about that? It’s {Read More…}

The Benefits of Intervals and Interval Timers

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Congrats to April Sorrow (@AprilS_2010), the winner of the giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered. Now that you’re thinking about intervals, let’s see how you can use them to achieve your goals! _____________________ For people wanting to lose weight and/or increase stamina while retaining muscle, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) really does live up to its promises. It’s a proven way to (1) increase your metabolic rate, (2) torch the same number of calories in much less time than conventional cardio, and {Read More…}

Translating Theory into Buffness: A Checklist

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I hear it when you say it can be a struggle getting the results you want. An online friend even pointed out to me the other day that knowing the theory and science behind building muscle and losing fat doesn’t always translate into results – getting buff, that is – that  holy grail of looking exactly like you want to look. So I started thinking about the ingredients of attaining a buff state and how much of it is a series of questions {Read More…}