Workout Tips & Advice

Compound Vs. Isolation Movements

Compound Vs. Isolation Movements

How To Train For Optimum Muscular Shape

As a strength coach, it pains me to walk into any commercial gym and see some skinny kid performing endless isolation movements. I want to pull him aside and teach him the ropes. I’d show him how to hit those deep squats, how to hammer out some deadlifts, and how to press, chin, dip and row. Surely this would enable him to finally start making some gains.

Top 5 Ab-sculpting Moves

Top 5 Ab-sculpting Moves

Why Squats & Deadlifts Aren’t Enough

In this article, I’m first going to show you why the common claim that “heavy squats and deadlifts are all you need to train your abs and obliques,” doesn’t make scientific sense when we look at the relevant evidence, and defies common sense when we look at how barbell squats and deadlifts apply load to the torso. Then I’m going to share with you five of my top abdominal and oblique training exercises.

Achieve Greater Glute Activation

Achieve Greater Glute Activation

Simple Exercise Tweaks

Small tweaks in exercise form can lead to large increases in gluteal muscle activation, and this increased glute activation will lead to greater growth and development. Most gym goers have to learn these tweaks the hard way over the course of many years. In this article, I hope to expedite your learning curve by teaching you the best ways to perform popular glute exercises.

Build a Strong Back

Build a Strong Back

Wide-grip Pulldowns

Wide-grip lat bar pulldowns will rescue the muscles around the shoulders, back and scapula (shoulder blade) and strengthen the upper pillars of your postural musculature to turn back the biological clock.