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
What’s the Best Body Part Split if You’re Over 40?
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?
Intense Home Leg Training for Muscle (No Equipment)
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)
At-Home Minimal Leg Workout
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
At-Home Minimal Shoulder and Arm 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
At-Home Minimal Chest and Back 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
High Rep Chest and Back Training: Massive Pump!
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!
High Rep Leg Training for More Mass
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
High-Rep Shoulders and Arms for a Day
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
My 3 Favorite Go-To Training Splits
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