Tag Archives: muscle size

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

| October 4, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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?

| May 30, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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

| April 3, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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

| April 2, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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

| April 1, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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

| March 30, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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

| March 20, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

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 […]

The Most Dangerous Shoulder Exercises

| March 15, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. This property puts it in a vulnerable position during many exercises. Technically, the shoulder can take a lot of abuse, but once it’s hurt – it’s never the same. Below is a list of dangerous shoulder exercises. In general, if you are not prepared and […]

10 Myths About Barbell Squats

| March 12, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Myth 1: Squats will make your waist bigger and “spoil” your physique Many bodybuilders believe that their midsections will get out of proportion if they perform heavy squats regularly. While it’s true that squats strengthen your abdominal muscles, your abs will never get so big that they look out of proportion. The grotesque guts that […]

HodgeTwins – Natty Or Not?

| March 8, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The ”HodgeTwins” is a popular YouTube fitness channel. Many follow it mostly for its entertainment qualities rather than the bodybuilding advice presented in it. The majority of the viewers are confused teenagers who aspire to get big and muscular – just like the HodgeTwins. This is not a surprise. In this day and age, people […]

Did Mike Mentzer Use Steroids?

| March 4, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The legendary bodybuilder Mike Mentzer has been a subject of controversy due to his refusal to accept the common dogma in bodybuilding. He popularized the so-called Heavy Duty training and was not afraid to defend his positions even though many thought that he was literally crazy. Mike Mentzer believed that natural bodybuilders should introduce long […]

Is Greg Plitt On Anabolic Steroids?

| March 3, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Note: This article was originally written before Greg Plitt’s tragic death. Since then, it has been edited to reflect the situation more accurately. Greg Plitt was one of the most popular fitness models in the world. He was considered the epitome of aesthetics and hardcore motivation in the weightlifting world. To this day, people admire […]