How To Progress Better At Isolation Exercises

The key to getting results from your workout is progressive overload. If you’re not increasing the demands being placed on your body in some form over time, your body won’t be improving. With weight training, the most basic and common way of increasing those demands is by increasing the amount of weight we lift. So…

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4 Random Weight Training Tips To Improve Your Workouts

If you do anything long enough, you’ll eventually (err, hopefully) get better at it. When it comes to weight training, the “better” we’re usually referring to is stronger. But there’s actually another kind of “better” that comes with experience… smarter. Not just in terms of learning right from wrong, effective from ineffective, and truth from bullshit,…

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Workout Plateau: How To Break Through When Strength Gains Stall

Every so often I get an email from someone telling me they’ve hit the dreaded workout plateau. This is not to be confused with the equally common weight loss plateau, which is when someone who was successfully losing weight suddenly stops losing weight. What we’re talking about here is when strength stops increasing, exercises stall…

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How Often Should You Weigh Yourself & When Is The Best Time?

Regardless of your specific goal, one of the easiest and most common ways of tracking your progress is by weighing yourself regularly. Simple and obvious enough, right? But like anything else, there are still important questions that need to be answered. For example, how often should you weigh yourself? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? And when you…

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Am I Doing Enough In My Workouts or Should I Add More To Them?

QUESTION: I just recently started putting your weight training advice into action and using your recommended workout routines. However, it’s all a lot less than I’m used to doing. There’s less total workouts, and less sets and exercises for each muscle group in each workout. By the time I’m done, it just doesn’t feel like…

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When Should A Beginner Move To An Intermediate Workout Routine?

You gotta love beginners. Their combination of enthusiasm and lack of knowledge/experience often leads to some of the dumbest diet and training related questions you’ll ever see. It’s cool though, we were all there once asking the same silly noob things. But one of the least dumb questions I get from beginners all the time…

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