Tag Archives: muscle size

Squat, Bench, Deadlift: How Often Should You Do Them?

After posting the guide How To Get Your Deadlift From 95lbs to 405lbs, I received a couple of e-mails from readers who want to know how often a natural lifter should squat, bench press and deadlift. Here’s my take on the subject. THE SQUAT Out of the ”big three”, the back squat can be trained the […]

Does Olympic Weightlifting Really Build Muscle?

Besides high levels of strength and explosiveness, most Olympic weightlifters display a solid muscular development too. This raises a question – can a man develop a large musculature by doing the two Olympic lifts (snatch and clean & jerk) and their variations? Size Vs. Strength Olympic weightlifters and bodybuilders are a very good example that […]

3 Squat Substitutes That Work

The exercises below will develop leg strength and mass when you are not in a position to squat with a barbell. 1.Kettlebell Front Squats The kettlebell may be highly overrated, but it’s nevertheless a great tool for front squats since you can hold heavy weights in a relatively comfortable position. When doing kettlebell front squats, […]

Fake Strength: Quit Ego Lifting and Build Muscle

Everybody has seen the guy who would rather die than bench press less than his training partners. When you sacrifice form for weight on the bar, you are essentially developing fake strength and training your ego, not your muscles. It would be naive to ignore the indisputable fact that everybody goes to the gym to […]

Deload – The Key To Successful Bodybuilding Routines

Lifting the same keeps you the same. To get to new levels of strength and muscle mass, you have to improve. Yet adding weight to the bar forever is not an option. After 6-12 weeks of hard work and progressive overload you need a deload phase. The deload phase is simply a period when you […]

Gaining Muscle Mass – 10 Myths You Need To Know

Myth 1: Bulking is the quickest path to muscle gains. Bulking soldiers, I am almost sorry to inform you that the extra fat cells that result from your adventures in the world of force-feeding will not produce more muscle. How many times do I have to tell you that more bricks do not equal a […]

Building Big Arms With Bodyweight Exercises

Bigger arms can be acquired through bodyweight training. If you train intelligently and follow simple progressions, you can get pretty close to your maximum natural arm size by doing solely bodyweight exercises. One of the better bodyweight exercises for the biceps are pull-ups on rings. The rings allow your wrists to rotate freely, which reduces […]