Training Tips

You Gotta Be Kidding Me- Bridging on the Bench Press

  I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in absolute bewilderment as I read an article in a recent muscle magazine. It explained in detail why you should lift your hips as high as possible off the bench (called bridging) when you bench press. Was the author seriously recommending this type of thing to people who...
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Mental

Dating, Your Job, & Sex… Workouts Make it All Better

Written by Jason Alright, let’s be honest, we all have those days where it’s tough to get up and go to the gym. You can think of a thousand reasons not to do it, and of course it’s so easy to rationalize that skipping just one day won’t hurt anything. Don’t get me wrong, you’re body needs plenty of...
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Rest & Recovery

Do I Really Need a Training Partner?

By Jason If you’ve ever had to work out alone, you’ve been there. “Can I handle one more set on the bench press? Can I do one more rep, or will I get caught under the bar?” You might know what your limits are pretty well, but it’s better safe than sorry. Sometimes you muscles just give out a...
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Mental

How to Love Your Workouts

Image Credit: Zepfanman What would you think if I were to tell you that there was a way for you to love working out? I know what you might be thinking. You might be remembering how terrible it feels when you try to run while you are gasping for breath, or how tough it can be to keep pushing...
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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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