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Pendulum training – Non-Linear Periodization for Maximum Gains

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Training / 13 November, 2020

I have been writing articles for over 20 years. All and all we’re talking about over 600 individual pieces! Sometimes, I like to take a trip down memo…

The jacked athlete 31 plan Part 3 – The template

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / 08 September, 2020

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: THE TEMPLATE   I will provide you with a recommended periodized plan. However, I want you to keep something in mind: it is for ill…

The jacked athlete 31 plan Part 2 – The Overall Plan

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / 27 August, 2020

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE: THE OVERALL PLAN   The Jacked Athlete 31 plan uses 4 week blocks. The first three weeks are “performance-based” and the fourth…

The Jacked Athlete 31 Plan – Part 1

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 24 August, 2020

FACT 1   If you constantly repeat the same workout week-in and week-out, keeping the same exercises, number of sets, number of reps and effort and int…

Six Ways to Reach Your Genetic Potential

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 12 October, 2019

Here’s what you need to know…  Most people, even those with great genetics for bodybuilding, never reach their full potential. These metho…

Locked and Loaded – Loading Patterns for Strength and Muscle Gains

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 25 July, 2019

Besides exercise selection, the most important factor involved in developing size and strength is the nature of the load. This is a function of three …

The Torso Solution – Back exercises for people with strong arms

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 04 July, 2019

Torso People vs. Limb People   Go to a gym, any gym really, and among the clientele that have a decent amount of muscle mass you’re likely to fi…

Hungarian Oak Leg Blast : The Leg Program That Worked Too Well 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / 20 June, 2019

Benoit Brodeur has been the President of the Quebec Bodybuilding Federation for around 20 years. Muscle – especially bodybuilding – is his passion. He…

Density Training, Canadian Bear Style

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 25 April, 2019

A good number of you are already familiar with Charles Staley’s Escalating Density Training (EDT), in which the goal is to perform as many total…

Beach Training for Performance-oriented Lifters

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 18 April, 2019

“Bodybuilding training? No way! Not for me! I’m training only for strength and function,” said the huge sum bitch after deadlifting …

The Truth About Soreness

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 28 March, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Getting really sore after lifting weights doesn’t necessarily mean that you had a good workout that wi…

Program Shock: Do the Opposite

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 21 March, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Opposite Training refers to doing the opposite of what you normally do for short and focused periods. This h…