Let's wrap up this at-home series with a challenging lower body workout. If you're like me (40-plus) you've taken to a few machines for an effective leg workout. Over the years of heavy squats and leg presses taking their toll, however, I've resorted to smarter training. I do think a little at-home training can expose … Continue reading At-Home Minimal Leg Workout
We continue our at-home minimal workouts with a shoulder and arm day. The chest and back workout was simple and to the point. The trick is to not overthink any of this. If you're training at home temporarily with the thought of getting back to the gym in a few weeks then these workouts will … Continue reading At-Home Minimal Shoulder and Arm Workout
Little-to-no equipment? Sometimes I find myself in the same situation. Whether it's trying to get through a disaster or deployed with the military I've always tried my best to make something from virtually nothing. Below is a super simple, minimal equipment, at-home chest and back workout. It uses some household equipment I bet you have … Continue reading At-Home Minimal Chest and Back Workout
Okay, time to round-out this short series on my new adventure into high rep training. Here I'll outline my chest and back routine using high rep sets. My shoulder and arm routine felt so great that I then applied it to my leg training. With those two routines I felt no shoulder, knee, or back … Continue reading High Rep Chest and Back Training: Massive Pump!
Last time I touted the new-found pump from high rep training. Since I had such a good time with that training session I've been determined to explore this even further. I've been applying the high rep protocol to everything and loving it. I knew that the always infamous leg day would be a unique challenge, … Continue reading High Rep Leg Training for More Mass
If you've read over my last entry for the shoulder and arm workout you'll notice a few things that could potentially become problematic over time for us forty and up types. Namely the barbell lying extensions (nose breakers, skull crushers) and the lower rep shoulder stuff. My elbows tend to get a little tender with … Continue reading High-Rep Shoulders and Arms for a Day
Over my (too many) years of training I've tried many training splits. Since I grew up watching Pumping Iron and reading Arnold's books along with being a huge fan of the "Golden Era" of bodybuilding I've always been a fan of more frequent training. I tried the one-bodypart-per-day thing, but it never really "took." I … Continue reading My 3 Favorite Go-To Training Splits
This one is short, sweet, and to the point. I see so many trainers work their shoulders and arms into oblivion with countless sets and marathon sessions. They seem to devote a terrible amount of time to arm training especially when leg training pales in comparison. My mindset towards arm training has always been one … Continue reading My Current Shoulders and Arms Routine: Pumped!
I'm a firm believer in training a lot in one session. This does't necessarily mean I spend a ton of time in the gym (currently one hour), it just means I like to pack a lot of training into each session. I'm not one to bring my phone with me, stare at the TV (I … Continue reading My Current Chest and Back Training Routine
I'm a tall guy (6' 2") so squats have always been a challenge for me. And that also means effective leg training in general has been challenging all my lifting life. It took many years to get to the point where squats actually helped instead of hurt me (lower back, knees, hips). And on top … Continue reading My Current Leg Training Routine: Sore for Days