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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 …

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Training / 11 April, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Don’t panic. You won’t lose muscle if you take a week off from training. After a three-week brea…

Three Mistakes that Limit Your Gains 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 04 April, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Whether you’re a powerlifter, power athlete, or bodybuilder, you’ll build more muscle if you focus on the bi…

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…

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF CLIENT ASSESSMENT: EXERCISE SELECTION

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 07 March, 2019

When it comes to client assessment: conducting various physical tests to have a better idea of a client’s strengths, weaknesses, compensatory mechanis…

22 Proven Rep Schemes

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 31 January, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… There’s no one best set/rep scheme for every goal, but there are plenty of great plans to choose from,…

Isometrics for Mass – How to get bigger by not moving a muscle

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Training / 24 January, 2019

Hold It Right There! Can you get stronger by not moving a muscle? According to the scientific literature, yes, you sure can! Isometric or “stati…