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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…

Beef up your body composition

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Fat loss / Muscle gain / 30 September, 2019

Over the past few weeks, I’ve focused on novel exercises to correct weak areas, effective training programs to try, and training methods to cran…

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…