Thursday, September 21, 2017

Overtraining? Why Overtraining in Bodybuilding is Virtually Impossible

By Vince Del Monte – Author, No Nonsense Muscle Building   A lot of bodybuilders are way too worried about the idea that they might be in danger of overtraining. Most of them get this idea from the tons of marketers out there who are trying to get rich by telling people they should train […]

The Truth About Soreness

When you first started working out, you probably hated it. Soreness hurts! But as you progressed, you no doubt embraced it—most of us consider it a signal that we’ve done our diligence and stimulated plenty of muscle growth. But is that true? The fact is, there are no studies connecting muscle soreness to hypertrophy. Okay, […]

8 Post-Workout Recovery Tips to Maximize Your Results

Shannon Clark wrote in her article at Recover, Grow, Repeat e.g. Think you get results from working yourself to death in the gym? It’s time to focus your efforts on what you do outside of it. Push the barrier, don’t annihilate it. Get serious about pre-workout nutrition. Don’t skip the stretching. Perfect your post-workout protein. […]

Learn to Take a Break

Getting into the gym to work out and build one’s muscles up is a highlight of the week for many of us, no matter how many times a week we do it. It can allow us to work through the tension of the rest of the week, give us time to think things through while […]

Don’t Work Through the Pain

There is a lot of talk devoted to “feeling the burn” when training. This is when you feel a substantial amount of pain and carry on exercising, as in some people’s estimation it won’t work if it doesn’t hurt. While there is some element of truth in this – if something is not physically demanding […]

Alcohol and Body Building

Given that many of us decide to take up body building after a long and challenging night at the bar – or at home with a few beers – it is bad news for many people that body building and alcohol do not mix. This is not to say that you cannot drink a beer […]