If your fitness goal is to gain lean muscle mass, regular strength training to progressively challenge your muscles is essential. Most people trying to gain muscle mass understand this basic concept and do a good job at either completing higher reps lifting weights or doing body weight exercises.
But strength training is only one part of the equation necessary to build muscle mass. And too many people ignore the nutritional part of the equation to gain muscle mass. There are foods for muscle gain, and then there are foods you should avoid. continue reading »
Bodyweight exercises may be overlooked by some fitness experts, but the truth is they are very beneficial. Whether you’re doing squats or heel lifts, these exercises should not be overlooked. Here are just a few benefits of bodyweight exercises. continue reading »
For many years Russian athletes dominated strength related events, using a carefully concealed secret tool. This tool is the Kettlebell or girya. Made of cast iron, the kettlebell looks like “a cannonball with a handle.” continue reading »
If you’re currently on a muscle building workout plan and have been finding lately that you’re seeing less than optimal development, chances are you’ve hit a growth or strength gaining plateau. This is a very normal occurrence for almost every trainee because as the body adapts to the workload being given to it, it fully manages to overcome it and then no longer sees a reason to change.
If you want to keep your body responding as best as possible so that you can move forward and see greater results, you have to push it back out of its comfort zone so it has a new reason to sit up and grow stronger. continue reading »