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Making abdominal isolation exercises more effective

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / 27 April, 2018

If you are effective at recruiting your abdominals, you don’t need to do a ton of reps. In this capsule, Chris discusses how to become most effi…

Wave loading

Wave Loading

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 26 April, 2018

Last week I wrote about one of my favorite loading schemes: the 1-6 contrast method. It’s a form of a broader group of training methods known as…

4 Red-Line Blowtorch Intensity Techniques for Building Muscle Mass & Strength

By Dennis Weis

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 24 April, 2018

To increase your muscular size and strength, you must methodically impose new demands on your muscles by exceeding previous levels of physical develop…

Mistakes I Made – Having Body Composition Clients Max Out on Deadlifts

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 18 April, 2018

We all make mistakes as a coach, especially when we are starting out.  Wanting to have a client max out on deadlifts to show them that you are capable…

The 1 – 6 Loading Scheme for Strength and Size

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 17 April, 2018

I’ve realized over the years that the people who are the most attracted to my work are the powerbuilders: guys (and gals) who want to build musc…

Making barbell shrugs more effective at isolating the traps

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Training / 13 April, 2018

In the same category as lateral raises and barbell curls, used with too much weight and bad for, is the barbell shrug.  Too often, people lose the ben…

Is the Zercher Squat for Pussies?

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 12 April, 2018

Those of you who have been following my work for some time know that I’m quite fond of the Zercher squat. While I don’t put it on the same…

Six Training Splits to Optimize Results

By Stephane Cazeault

/ Articles / Fat loss / Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 10 April, 2018

Choosing which training method is best can be a very difficult task. There are so many systems out there that most people don’t truly understand how t…

The Four Ways of Increasing Strength NO 2: Hypertrophy

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 06 April, 2018

In this second capsule, Chris discusses hypertrophy for strength development.   It is true that, if the nervous system is efficient, a bigger muscle w…

Autoregulating Bodybuilding: How to tell that a muscle has had enough work

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 26 March, 2018

Ideally, a training program would always be spot on.  However, how much volume you can tolerate will vary from day to day due to various reasons.  The…

Exercise Tips – Modifying Curls to Hit Various Parts of the Arm Flexors

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / 12 March, 2018

We all want big guns. If you want to maximize arm size, you need to hit the various portions of the elbow flexors.  Depending on how you do your curls…

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Exercise Tips – How To Adjust the Lateral Raise Depending On Your Goal

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / 05 March, 2018

Since the dumbbell lateral raise is commonly executed wrong, in this capsule, Chris discusses how to best adjust the lateral raise depending on which …