If I was stuck on a deserted island.

There’s always a question that pops up on the internet about the exercise you would do if you could only choose one. Everyone always chooses squat or deadlift. I say the correct answer is the clean and jerk/press and/or it’s variations. If I was pressed to make a decision, I’d choose the clean and press. The movements are as follows: Deadlift Upright row (sort of) Front squat Military press   As you can see, that’s a full workout in one movement. And not only will this help with building muscle…

Bench day, May 26, 2017

This week i started my taper for my powerlifitng meet. I worked up to three singles of my opener and then put on the slingshot and pressed 315×3, 335×1 and 345×1. Then i put the FatGripz on the bar and hit some close grips at 224. Finished off with some back and bi’s.

Understanding Hypertrophy

Do you want to win the Hyper-trophy? Well then keep reading and find out how.   Hypertrophy is defined as:   1 biology :  excessive development of an organ or part; specifically :  increase in bulk (as by thickening of muscle fibers) without multiplication of parts – cardiac hypertrophy   Who doesn’t want bigger muscles, right. But what the definition doesn’t tell you is how to do it. This article will summarize the information that i have collected to help you increase muscle size in the gym- muscular hypertrophy.  …

Be honest with yourself

Most weekdays you’ll find me at the local high school pool waiting for my daughter (age 9) to finish with her swim practice. Most of the pool is occupied by the swim team. 2 days a week a few lanes are reserved for a swim aerobics class. The members of the class are almost all women in their mid to late 50’s. They all show up and put on their swim buoys and hop in the pool. Then the class turns into gossip time. 90% of the women do not…