Change Brings Opportunity

Change Brings Opportunity

Not being able to go to the gym or attend your favorite fitness class stinks, but it also presents an opportunity to improve in other areas. Here are a few of them: Nutrition  The “I’m too busy” excuse can no longer be used. You may still be busy, but you’re not going...
Gain Muscle With Drop Sets

Gain Muscle With Drop Sets

WHAT ARE DROP SETS?Drop sets are a training technique geared towards increasing muscle mass by performing an exercise, then reducing (dropping) the weight, and continuing to perform more reps until you reach failure. They were a favorite of Arnold Schwarzenegger and...
The Ideal Ranges For Time Under Tension

The Ideal Ranges For Time Under Tension

Varying the tempo on an exercise to manipulate the time under tension (TUT) is an excellent tool for building muscle and busting plateaus. It is also a great trick for making your in-home workouts more challenging if you are limited to a few lightweight dumbbells. TUT...
Muscle vs. Fat: What’s The Difference?

Muscle vs. Fat: What’s The Difference?

Which weighs more, muscle or fat? If you answered “they weigh the same”, you are correct. The difference is that muscle is denser so it takes up less space. To put it another way, if you gained 5 pounds of muscle and lost 5 pounds of fat, your body weight would stay...
Close Grip Bench Press: Build Triceps Strength

Close Grip Bench Press: Build Triceps Strength

As opposed to the traditional bench press, which primarily targets the chest, the close grip bench press primarily targets your triceps. In fact, aside from parallel dips, this exercise is in my opinion the best exercise for your triceps when performed correctly. When...
Should You Lift To Muscle Failure?

Should You Lift To Muscle Failure?

You may be wondering, “Should I be lifting to muscle failure? How do I know if I’ve hit failure?” In strength training, lifting to muscle failure means performing a specific resistance training activity enough times that the primary muscle cannot perform one more rep...