Throughout all my teenage years I had that pear-shaped look with wide hips and narrow shoulders. My proportions resembled those of my female class mates and my physique made me embarrassed about taking my shirt off. In the meanwhile, most of the guys in my class came from athletic backgrounds and … [Read more...] about How to Build Wide Lats (Introducing the Cobra Lats Training Program)
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