I'll spare you the normal intro B.S. and get right to it. The most overlooked training principle for putting on real muscle size is rest periods between sets. Pure and simple. Maybe you or someone like you is guilty of not following this hallowed rule? I was for the longest time. When I was younger … Continue reading The Most Overlooked Training Principle for Muscle Size
It's been a few years since I got up early (like 5:00 am early) to go train. I'm not foreign to it by any means, but it's been a while to say the least. With changing schedules and other reasons I decided to get up at 5:00 and be warmed up and ready to go … Continue reading Are Your Early Morning Workouts Even Effective?
I've received several messages from those who wanted to see my current workout in full. Thanks for the messages and here you go. First a couple of points to be made: I train around five or six days per week. I usually go with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.Each workout is an hour or … Continue reading My Current Complete Workout (Full Program)
I've experimented with a lot of splits over the, ahem, decades. I've always gone back to just about three that have given me the greatest results. Plus, as a forty-something I have to pay a little more attention to recovery. Currently, I'm back on an old, reliable standby. I call it my golden era split … Continue reading My Current Training Split
Check out this knee-friendly, over 40 leg training routine I did the other day. I will warn you, it's tough and you will be sore, but your knees and back will thank you. This is solely for building muscle. You will get stronger, but it's not the main goal. For rest periods go with 30 … Continue reading Over 40 Leg Training for More Mass
Someone recently wrote to me about different training techniques and touched on one I've known for a while now and recently revisited. If you're at all familiar with Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson from the old Ironman Magazine days you'll know they popularized the POF system. That is the Positions of Flexion training technique. I … Continue reading Simple and Quick Dumbbell Arm Workout
At-home full body dumbbell workouts are everywhere, but many are structured for those who just want a quick "get-in-shape" program. I've always been a student of muscle. If I'm going to spend time training I want any routine I follow to build muscle, strength, and give me a great pump so I can walk away … Continue reading At Home All Dumbbell Workout
If you're like me you love training. Not "get in shape with step class" kind of training, but bodybuilding style training that puts muscle on your frame. (Nothing wrong with step class, just not my cup of tea). I love the pump from blood, I love pushing myself, and I love the discipline. But this … Continue reading What’s the Best Body Part Split if You’re Over 40?
I'll get straight to it. You can make real over 40 physique results. At (currently) 45 I am living proof. Let's go over a few things to consider when designing, or modifying a training program so you can stay or start on the road to progression after 40. As I always say, the first thing … Continue reading Can I Get Real Physique Results After 40?
I, like so many others out there, have been experimenting with at-home bodyweight training. And, like so many, I have little-to-nothing to use regarding real training equipment. I have a pack of bands, but that's about it. I've relied on common household stuff to piecemeal my training. Now I'm a bit of a meathead. I … Continue reading Intense Home Leg Training for Muscle (No Equipment)