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Adding Weight To The Bar: Training Cycles Explained In Detail

| May 2, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

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 […]

Programming: The Difference Between Strength and Endurance

| March 9, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

What is strength? The ability to apply force against a high level of resistance. What is endurance? The ability to perform an activity for prolonged periods of time. Does strength training carry over to endurance? Yes. If you take your squat from 200lbs for 1 rep to 300lbs for 1 rep, you will be able […]

Use Training Cycles To Prevent Injuries and Get Stronger

| June 5, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

How do you get stronger? By putting more weight on the bar? Well, it is not that simple. A lot of people are familiar with the story of Milo Of Kroton who was a wrestler in the 500s BCE. According to the legend, he used to lift small newborn bulls until they grew into fully […]

Don’t Waste Time Testing Your 1RM

| May 28, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

It may surprise some of you, but testing your one repetition maximum (1RM) could be harmful because tests don’t build strength despite draining you. In many situations, it’s better to get stronger by doing triples and sets of five with good form instead of jeopardizing your health for the sake of 1RM tests in the […]