Rest & Recovery

The Best Rep Ranges for Muscle, Strength

If you’ve been going to a commercial gym regularly, you might have noticed that some guys will crank out a set of 15 reps for an exercise while another guy just does 3 reps on a different exercise. What’s up with that? The reason you’ll see people using totally different rep ranges is that some people have different goals....
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Weight Lifting 101

Muscle Growth: Playing God With Your Body, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series that explains how your muscles grow. If you haven’t already read Part 1, please go back and read it first. In this post, we’ll explain the message presented in Part 1 and what it represents. In Part 1, a short story was told in which I had you imagine that you...
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Weight Lifting 101

Your Workouts- Trash or Treasure?

This is an excerpt of a guest post that Jason did for RealMuscleOnline.com. To read the full article, you’ll have to follow the link below to read it there. My wife is a real bargain shopper. Sometimes she takes me to all these yard sales on Saturdays to look at other people’s garbage. She thinks it’s great… I hate...
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Weight Lifting 101

The Difference – Real vs. Fake Muscle

This is a guest article by Adrian Bryant, who has an interesting take on “real” muscle vs. “fake muscle”.  I’d love to hear what you think of this! So What is Real Muscle & How Do You Build It? Real Muscle vs. Fake Muscle Real muscle or what is technically called myofibrillar hypertrophy is what you get when your...
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Weight Lifting 101

Using Anger For a Better Workout

Image Credit: Aturkus Some people will try to tell you that anger is an unhealthy thing… they are lying. The truth is that anger can lead to an unhealthy thing if it makes you do something unhealthy. Really, think about it for a moment. How could anger possibly be something unhealthy? Isn’t anger a natural human emotion that every...
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Exercises & Routines

Dividing Up Your Muscle Groups

Trying to figure out the perfect routine can be tough. It’s especially tough when you consider the fact that there’s no such thing as a perfect routine. Instead, you’re going to have to assess your personal needs and decide which muscles to work on which days. A number of factors will go into this decision, such as: What your...
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Weight Lifting 101

10 Ways to Achieve Resistance Progression

I love the term “resistance progression”. I mean, really, think about it. Without any resistance, there would be no progression. Whether it’s in the weight room or in our own lives, facing resistance is how we make progress. And at the very core of this term lies a simple message: if we continue to do things the way we...
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