Most guys start working out with the intention of building muscle and having a ripped body. If anything strength is simply a side effect of bigger muscles. But somewhere along the line many guys get caught up training for strength instead of bigger muscles. They start worrying about how many plates they have on the bar for a bench press or a squat or deadlift and their original … [Read more...] about Strong or Jacked…what do you want?
Now that our office and gym is renovated, the holiday hours at the local gym can't ruin my workouts for the week. It's pretty nice to have the freedom to workout any time I want without having to work around the busy time at the gym, or holiday hours etc. Consistency with your workout is the cornerstone of achieving real muscle growth, and getting the look and shape you … [Read more...] about Workout Consistency
I'm going to try and hit the gym today. It's been 6 days since I've done any weight training while I was sick from food poisoning. This is a good experiment on muscle atrophy and strength gain/loss. During the past week I've been dehydrated, I"ve eating very little food and almost zero protein. My average protein intake per day has probably been under 25 grams. By … [Read more...] about Strength Loss After Sickness
I've been getting questions about strength and specifically how much weight should be lifted for a particular body size. This is a difficult question to answer because there are multiple factors that go into measuring and building strength. Muscle size is only one of the factors correlated to strength. Here is a list of other factors that play a role in strength: 1. … [Read more...] about Strength is Relative…Sort of