The One Essential Lesson You Can Learn From Last Week’s Training

Good Morning Adventurers!

You may be mourning that the day is Monday. Why moan when you can gather the momentum needed to propel you to the next level? Attitude truly makes the difference!

You are invited to learn from my experience from last week. Each week you will look at what I have learned that possibly can help you in your own training or cause you to shake your head at my shenanigans.

Just a quick blurb, I have been training with weights now since June 2011. Now does this make me an expert? Ha! Hardly. Actually to be a master at anything, you will need to have at least 10,000 hours to achieve mastery level.

So I am still learning that I haven’t arrived at all. Okay, enough gabbing, here is what I learned this past week: Continue reading

Exercise of the Week: Push Press

Would you be upset if you were building muscle too fast??? - Image courtesy: T-Nation.com

When Glenn Pendlay speaks, I listen.

In the ground-breaking article “Too Much Muscle: The Glenn Pendlay Secret“(rated: PG), Glenn talks about the importance of compound exercises especially in tapping into the hormonal pool of hypertrophy.  On page 2, he talks about the Push Press exercise and how those who want to build muscle need to do this exercise (as well as mastering cleans and snatches).

If you were wondering what this exercise looks like, I have the link below.

Bodybuilding.com – Push Press – Male.

What about you?

Do you think compound exercises are the key to muscle growth?  I certainly think so.

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but…”

Ronnie Coleman said it best: “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift the heavy &^%$ weight!!”

In order to gain mass, you must move mass.  Look at one of the masters Konstantins Konstantinovs deadlifting.  Look at how solid his form is in lifting.  Look how he focuses before he lifts and sets himself.  By the way, he didn’t gain the mass by doing failures, I’m sure.

Have you ever done deadlifts or squats?  If so, why did you start them?  If not, why not?

Thinking For Yourself Pt II

Rated: PG-13 – I wanted to share this info because the message is excellent. – E.J.

This entry is a follow up to Part I. I will address some of the questions that arose following the original piece.

To begin, my advice to think for yourself is not a suggestion to reinvent the wheel. Strength isn’t new. The wheel has already been invented. Continue reading