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The Undulating Periodization Strength and Size Program

By Christian Thibaudeau

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

I’ve recently written articles on some of my favorite training methods. Specifically, wave loading , the 1/6 contrast, as well as rest/pauses an…

Mind Power Doctrine of an Iron Warrior

By Dennis Weis

/ Muscle gain / 10 May, 2018

There is an old adage that says, “Think big, act big, to get big.” It is therefore very important to learn about mind doctrine management …

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Making shrugs and calf raises more effective

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / 04 May, 2018

In this capsule, Chris discusses another trick to maximize trap development that also works for the calves despite the really short range of motion of…

The Biceps Compound Movement

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Training / 03 May, 2018

One thing I always believed to be true is that multi-joint, compound movements build the most muscle mass and should constitute the cornerstone of you…

Why “Rotating” Shrugs are Crap

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / 02 May, 2018

Everyone likes big traps…and thinks that rotating the shoulders while doing shrugs will make them bigger. Give this capsule a listen to know why &#822…

Abdominal isolation

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…