Weight Lifting Injuries: What To Do When You Think You’re Injured

Let me guess… something hurts? Maybe your shoulder? Or your elbow? Or your knee? Or your lower back? Or your forearm? Or your hip? Or your hamstring, quad, chest, back, biceps, triceps, neck, ankle or some other commonly-injured part of your body? Maybe the pain you’re feeling is a muscle… or a joint… or a…

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What Should You Do When You Reach Your Goals And Just Want To Maintain?

Close your eyes and imagine this. You did it. You built as much muscle as you wanted to build. You lost as much fat as you wanted to lose. Your body is as (realistically) lean, muscular, strong and awesome as you’ve always hoped it would be. Your long-term goals have all been reached. You’re done. You…

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3 Day Split vs 4 Day Split vs 5 Day Split: Which Type Of Workout Routine Is Best?

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past talking about workout frequency. Most of that time has been from the perspective of how often to train each body part per week. You know, comparing the pros and cons of training everything once per week, twice per week and three times per week, as these…

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Can’t Sleep? How To Fall Asleep Fast And Sleep Better Through The Night

Let me guess. You can’t sleep, can you? Maybe it’s something that’s always an issue for you, where your sleep has consistently sucked for a long time. Or, maybe it’s just something that comes and goes. Meaning, you sleep a lot better than you presently do most of the time, but then you go through stretches…

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Time Under Tension, Rep Speed/Tempo and Eccentric vs Concentric

Two topics I purposely left out of my guide to creating The Ultimate Weight Training Workout Routine are time under tension and rep tempo. Why? Mostly because I didn’t feel they were important enough to include. Plus, I just didn’t think people would actually care about them. I still think I’m right about that first part, but…

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