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20 Minute "No Sweat" Workout

Some of us are extremely busy and finding the necessary time to devote to working out can be a daunting task. Although we want to improve our health and fitness, it’s simply not the top priority it may have once been. The following workout has been designed as a lunch break workout for all you busy people out there.

Program Review

This weight training program review is for Nick. Nick has gained a few pounds since high school and wants to lose some weight and gain lean muscle mass. His program is based on two full body workouts per week. Here is my program review for Nick.

Compound Movements and Muscle Growth

Here's a question. Do compound movements such as the dead lift, barbell row, shoulder press and chin ups build the smaller muscle groups like isolation exercises such as kick backs and concentration curls do?

What Can You Expect From Weight Training

Today, I’m going to go over a simple timeline that will outline what you can expect from a typical weight training program. Mind you, this is for an average progressive weight training program and more or less aimed at beginners who don’t know what to expect.

Pre / Post Workout Nutrition

My question is this: How can I improve my morning pre and post work out nutrition? Most importantly, getting the required pre-work out protein?

Five Signs to Break Up With Your Routine

We all find ourselves in situations where we stop growing. It might not be you but your routine. If you fall under one of these 5 points it may be time to break up with your routine.

Meal Plan Advice for Cutting Weight

I need to know roughly what I should eat that is good for what I'm trying to accomplish. I currently have a 38 inch waist and I'd like to get down to a 36 waist. I'm 38 years of age now and I'd like to build muscle mass and get leaner. My question in a nut shell is what I should basically eat on workout days from the post workout shake all the way till I go to sleep.

Do You Really Need To Train Legs?

Is leg training absolutely necessary? This really depends on your goals. I’m not going to say that you absolutely must train legs in order to get into shape or even build a half decent upper body. I know plenty of guys who never trained legs a day in their lives and managed to develop very impressive upper bodies. However...

3 Day Adjusted Power Factor Routine

This routine is based on Bill Starr's Power Factor Routine. I've modified it for a client so that there is a bit more exercise variety but the core of the program is designed for strength

How Can I Get Stronger?

I am 34 yrs old and have been lifting for over 12 years but I have not achieved close to what I have pictured over the years. I'd like to get bigger, leaner and stronger but I'm not sure how to do it.

The 1 Mistake You MUST Avoid

This mistake is probably #1 cause why most aspiring weight trainers quite their programs. We all make this mistake at some point in time and if we can catch it in time, we can turn it around and start growing!

Unknown Post Workout Food

Chances are, you've walked right by this post workout food in you local Walmart without even thinking twice about it's potential as a post workout food. I will say this, the next time you're in Walmart you better take a look at this stuff becuase it's great post workout food!