Category Archives: the basics

Eating Six Meals a Day To Get Ripped: SCAM or Not? The conventional bodybuilding wisdom is often wrong.

| December 1, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The bodybuilding encyclopedia of bro-science says that by eating more frequently you are avoiding the so-called starvation mode. As a result, the body feels “secured” like a Swiss bank account and heats up the engine (metabolism). The more money/food you have, the more you spend/burn. Conversely, when you are eating less frequently, the body feels […]

How To Get Your Deadlift From 95lbs to 405lbs

| September 26, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

In the post below, I will tell you how I got my deadlift from 95lbs to 405lbs.  The routine is incredibly simple and works for naturals too. 1. The first day I remember my first day in an actual commercial gym like yesterday. Back then, I was hardly aware of anything, and the muscle game was […]

The Rules Of Taking a Successful Fitness Selfie

| September 8, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

What’s the point of losing precious time in the gym if you are not going to post a selfie showing your progress? What’s the point of achieving anything without revealing your accomplishment to the world? Exactly. There is no point. Taking a selfie may seem like a simple task, but there are many fine points that […]

Pullovers: Build a Mind-muscle Connection With Your Lats

| June 5, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Many people have a hard time feeling their lats working due to a poor mind-muscle connection. A good way to meet your lats is to do pullovers. Contrary to popular belief, the pullover is not a chest exercise. The primary movers are the long head of the triceps and the latissimus dorsi. The pullover can […]

Thumbless Grip During Squats – Fix Your Wrist Pain

| April 24, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

There are two ways to hold the bar during squats. a. with your thumbs wrapped around the bar {standard} b. with your thumbs over the bar {thumbless grip} Benefits of the thumbless grip The main benefit of the thumbless grip is that it allows your wrist to be straight (in line with the fingers and […]

Hip Belt Squats For Injured Lower Backs

| April 19, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The Hip Belt Squat done on a platform is a proud addition to our modest library of effective squat substitutes. It’s a movement that mimics the back squat while reducing the stress on the lower back. Weightlifters and bodybuilders who either have a lower back injury or want to add additional volume to their lower body […]

Shoulder and Elbow Pain During Squats

| by Truth Seeker |

Pain in the shoulder and the elbow is a very common problem during squats. In most cases, the condition is a result of an improper bar position, poor flexibility, and an excessively narrow grip. The high bar squat position requires significantly less flexibility. If you are a low bar squatter experiencing shoulder pain, converting to […]