I often see guys at the gym using way more weight than me. Some of them are bigger, but surprisingly, most of them are not. Last time I trained at the gym, I finished my workout with 35lbs barbell curls. In the meanwhile, there was a guy next to me curling double of my weight. That guy was … [Read more...] about Serge Nubret Pump Training: No Need to Lift Heavy to Gain Muscle
Most of you can perform sets of 20+ regular push ups with ease and this makes the push up useless for strength and muscle building, since it's too easy. 20+ reps will mostly build endurance since the upper body responds best to 8-20 reps for muscle building. In contrast, the diamond push up … [Read more...] about How to Build the Beach Muscles with Diamond Push Ups
Most experts in the fitness industry recommend a protein intake 1 gram per lb of bodyweight (or higher) and there's a huge emphasis on the importance of a post-workout protein shake. But is it really that important to eat that much protein to gain muscle? and.. Do you have to get protein … [Read more...] about Optimal Protein Intake: How Much Protein Do You Really Need?
Hello, it's Oskar here! Today, I want to share a podcast I did with Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes. Alexander is a personal trainer in Hollywood and works for one of the world's leading bodybuilding coaches John Meadows under John's brand Mountain Dog Diet. Besides that he's also a … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Skinny-Fat Genetics and Insights On The Personal Training Industry
Jay Campbell is a family father, succesfull real estate business owner, former physique model and most importantly: an expert on optimizing testosterone levels. Symptoms of low testosterone levels are: Depression, fatigue, brain fog, low amount of muscle mass, high body-fat, anxiety and … [Read more...] about Jay Campbell On Optimizing Testosterone Levels and Reducing Gynecomastia
There are many factors affecting the best training routine for you, and one of these is height. I'm a tall 6'2" guy myself with very long arms and legs and for years I compared myself to my shorter friends who always seemed to progress faster than me. They started at more pull ups than me and … [Read more...] about 4 Challenges For The Tall Bodybuilder
Note: Mike Joplin has sadly passed away on 29 November 2017 at age 72. (Full details here). I'm sending my condolences to his family and loved ones. In the mid 1960's a young US NAVY medic named Mike Joplin was stationed in Puerto Rico (Roosevelt Roads: aka - Roosey Roads). Like most young … [Read more...] about 50 Years of Pull Ups: A Story About Mike Joplin
The table above shows the bulk progress I've made over the past 2 months. The most important upper body muscle gain can be seen in my chest measurement which increased by almost 4 inches. And here are my current pictures (taken in different lightings so you can get a "real" perspective): End of … [Read more...] about 68 Days of Massive Upper Body Muscle Gains