Category Archives: powerlifting

Adding Weight To The Bar: Training Cycles Explained In Detail

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What are training cycles? /two steps back, three steps forward/ The mechanism behind training cycles works as follows: 1.Start with a light weight and build up to heavier loads. 2.Reduce the weight to a level slightly higher than your initial starting point. 3.Build back up again to a new personal record. 4.Repeat. Example: Let’s say […]

IS DOING EVERY MAJOR LIFT ONCE A WEEK TOO LITTLE?

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Many professional powerlifters and bodybuilders perform every major lift (e.g., squat, bench press, deadlift, pull-ups…etc.) only once a week. Since it’s a well-known fact that they are also taking a lot of anabolic steroids to break the natural limits, most alternative gurus tend to consider similar routines ineffective for natties. There is definitely some truth to this […]

How Strong Can You Get Without Gaining Weight #chicken strength

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More muscle mass equals more strength? Physical strength is the ability to exert a sufficient amount of force against resistance through dynamic or static muscular contractions in order to move or stabilize an object in a voluntary manner. Therefore, bigger muscles cannot possibly interfere with that task unless the range of motion is affected negatively […]

Bodybuilding: How much should I rest between sets?

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Conventional bodybuilding wisdom a.k.a. the special kind of stupidity found in muscle magazines says that 60-90 seconds rest periods are optimal for “hypertrophy training”. As always, the ghost writers “forget” to tell you that steroids are the actual driving engine behind modern growth. Honestly, the rest periods between sets make no difference whatsoever. Besides, resting only 1-2 minutes […]

Lifting Weights: How To Write a Good Training Program

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The first step to writing a good lifting routine is setting concrete objectives. The more specific the goal, the higher your chances to achieve it. A good example would be a triple bodyweight deadlift or a one arm pull-up. Those are very specific missions that provide you with an opportunity to have a narrow focus – […]