Almost everyone who trains in any sport or just for the fun of it, knows how valuable pull ups are. They build the back, improve shoulder health and mobility, decompress the spine, strengthen your abs and will even give you stronger hands and arms. And on top of all that, pull ups are just awesome…

With the exception of the barbell curl, the bench press is probably the most popular exercise in the world. Despite this, I have never been fond of the exercise. However, it is important to understand why the bench press is considered the ultimate test of pressing power. Because if not the bench press, what else? There…

  Now in training we get some benefits from each workout. These benefits are adaptations which last for a certain duration of time and they go away if the adaptations are not worked on within a certain amount of time, which depends upon the stress created by the workout and your adaptive ability etc. Now…

Get ready for a cram session! Here are our ten steps that will help you get stronger than you ever dreamed- Cover the Fundamental Movements If your routine misses even one of these, you will never get strong- Upper Body Pushing- Bench Press, Push Up, Dips, Military Press, Handstand Push ups Upper Body Pulling- Chin…

Training becomes a confusing affair once you cross the ranks of a novice. The first problem that faces the trainee is what to do next? When one is a novice all you have to do is perform work and raise your capacity and magically everything improves. (For a detailed look at training for beginners, click…

In the previous post we spoke about some sample templates of fatloss diets and their common features. In this installment of dieting for dummies we will cover diets for gaining muscle. Once again please review the basic principles of all eating in this post. Here is a quick recap-   Avoid Obvious Junk Avoid Hidden…

The question of how to correctly select a routine for a beginner is a somewhat difficult one to answer. Many things depend upon the current fitness and skill level of the trainee and his/her objectives. Due an improper understanding of how to correctly commence training, many trainers make mistakes in the first few months that…

What to eat and how much to eat are the two first questions anyone interested in health asks. And just like everything else in the fitness world, there is an overabundance of information that serves only to confuse trainees. And once again, just like everything else in life, the answer is simple but the implementation…

In the previous post we covered some of the more advanced variations of push ups. In this post we are going to cover the 3 most important exercises when trying to go for the golden fleece of push ups- the one arm push up. Needless to say you should have mastered all the variations in…

Improving flexibility is a major challenge that faces most trainees. The real problem however, is a lack of understanding of the purpose of stretching and mobility drills. As a result people stretch all wrong and never make progress. The most important thing to understand while training for flexibility is that real improvements in flexibility do…