1 CommentsPosted by Admin on February 24, 2011 under Nutrition
As I'm sure you are well aware the importance of protein and carbohydrate intake amongst bodybuilders, but what about vitamins? It seems so many young bodybuilders are overlooking the importance of vitamins in their daily lives. Ive noticed on the forums that there are hundreds of topics related to protein and creatine, but very few regarding vitamins. So with that being said, I decided to do some... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Admin on January 5, 2011 under General Tips
Due to the complexity of muscle tissue, it often takes years to develop quality muscle mass. The key is to be consistent and be aware of the following principles: Bodybuilding & body shaping are built on three factors: 1. Nutrition 2. Consistent and Intense Exercise 3. Rest If you leave out any of those 3, your gains will be minimal. Nutrition is the most important factor, and... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Admin on December 24, 2010 under Workouts
Everybody knows that the best weight lifting routines to build muscle is one that is based on compound exercises. Time and time again, it is shown that compounds exercises are the best and fastest way in gaining massive strength and muscle size for almost everybody. Compound exercises uses multiple joints with free weights, which means maximum muscle stimulation, extremely high nervous system re... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Admin on December 11, 2010 under Workouts
Hypertrophy-Specific Training, better known as HST, is a training philosophy based on the science of efficient muscular growth. Hypertrophy itself means "growth and increase of the size of muscle cells." The idea behind this training philosophy first began in a sports laboratory where research on specific stimuli and mechanisms that affect muscle cell hypertrophy was conducted. If you’d like to... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Admin on November 22, 2010 under Ryan's Articles
What first lead you to start weight training? As odd as it may seem, I can’t really say that I started weight training for any specific reason. Some people start because they got picked on in school, some people knew a friend who trained, some people began for a sport. There are many reasons why people start weight training, but I can’t think of mine. When I try to think of a definite ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Admin on November 15, 2010 under Personals, Transformations From Everyday Guys
I have always been the classic case of the skinny kid at school, always the shortest and skinniest in the year but very athletic due to football (soccer). I started going to the gym about 2 and a bit years ago at 9st (126lb) at the age of 18, i didnt know what i was doing or how to eat properly and soon quit after not going enough. I bought a bench for my garage at home after quitting and very inc... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Admin on November 5, 2010 under Workouts
As you progress through your workouts, it is always good to throw something in there to change up your routine a bit and confuse your muscles. When you're feeling low on intensity, I highly suggest you try to do supersets and dropsets. These two workout technique will increase the intensity of your workouts and will make you stronger as well as bigger since you will keep your body guessing and gro... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Admin on October 25, 2010 under Personals, Transformations From Everyday Guys
My battle with gaining weight has been a problem since the day I was born, as a child I was always a very skinny kid. For a long time I had health problems due to malnourishment. My parents were instructed to immediately put me on a better well-rounded diet. Its actually funny because most of the foods that they were instructed to feed me are the ones that I still eat on a daily basis. I got bette... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Admin on October 24, 2010 under Workouts
You know the old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, there is a reason why that has long been considered words of wisdom. In the gym, I cannot stress how important preventing injuries is, especially when most of us don't expect or think we're going to get injured weight lifting. No one goes to the gym planning to get injured, but the truth is that injuries can and do so... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Admin on October 18, 2010 under General Tips
Do you want to dramatically improve your life? Do you want build an attention-getting physique? Do you want to overcome your weak points? Self-discipline is the key! Nobody really likes to hear that term, because we know it implies painful effort. While the urge to back down from self-discipline is just human nature, it is essential for achieving any degree of success in bodybuilding - or anyt... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Admin on October 18, 2010 under Personals, Transformations From Everyday Guys
Going in to high school I was one of the smallest guys in the year. At 5’3 and 110lbs, it wasn’t long before I realised that I needed to start growing, and fast! A little bit on my background...I’ve always been relatively fit from competing in distance running events with my late Grandfather. We used to train regularly, and it wasn’t uncommon for us to play tennis for hours on end on week... more.
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