Weight Lifting 101

What You Need to Know About Your Deltoids

Image Credit: PrairieArt Talking about the shoulder muscles can really get confusing. Chances are, if you ask someone for a shoulder rub, they’ll grab the meat that sits close to the base of your neck. This part of your “shoulders” is referred to as the trapezius muscle, or your “traps”. Your deltoids or “delts”, on the other hand, are...
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Dieting & Food

How to Harness the Healing Power of Water for Muscle Health

Most people do not realize how powerful water is in the healing process. No, this is not an article about spa therapy, holistic medicine, or anything like that. This is about using simple methods to build muscle and strength as well as maintaining your overall health. Your body might be 60% water overall, but your muscles are actually...
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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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Rest & Recovery

Setting the Record Straight on Muscle Recovery Time

How long should you let your muscles rest before working them again? You may have heard that your muscles are ready to be trained again after 48 hours of rest. Editor’s Note:  This is Jason’s take.  To read Darrin’s take, click here. I’d like to set the record straight on that number. If you’re one of those genetic supermen...
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Dieting & Food

Eating To Gain Muscle Or Lose Fat – It’s Almost The Same


Are you trying to lose fat? Or to gain muscle?
That probably seems like a big question, huh? In fact, I get questions from readers all the time asking things like "what are the best guidelines for eating when you want to lose fat?" or "I'm trying to add a lot of muscle - how should I eat?".
What I...
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Dieting & Food

How to Harness the Healing Power of Water for Your Muscles

Most people do not realize how powerful water is in the healing process. No, this is not an article about spa therapy, holistic medicine, or anything like that. This is about using simple methods to build muscle and strength as well as maintaining your overall health. Your body might be 60% water overall, but your muscles are actually 70-75%...
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