Tags : Training

Weed and Bodybuilding

If you’ve ever watched Pumping Iron, the famous documentary from the 1970s, you probably remember witnessing Arnold Schwarzenegger smoke a joint as he celebrated the winning of his 1975 Mr. Olympia title. As it happens, marijuana usage and bodybuilding are tightly correlated and have been this way for several decades. The question is: how does […]Read More

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Weak points – How to stimulate and develop them

A weak point can be simply defined as a muscle group that is difficult to develop despite training regularly or maintaining a suitable diet, thus lagging behind the rest of the body. Whether we’re talking about an amateur or a competitive bodybuilder, odds are there will be at least one muscle weakness that needs to […]Read More

Does music help you train harder?

For most of the people that go to gym, putting in their ear phones and cranking their training playlist is probably one of the best aspects of training. It blocks out all the external noise and gets you in the right mood to lift your heaviest. As a matter of fact, one study surveying weightlifters […]Read More

Basal Metabolic Rate – How to estimate and how to

Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR for short, is the term used for the rate of energy expenditure per unit time by endothermic animals (including humans) at rest. In practical terms, metabolism consists of the processes that the body needs to function, such as breathing, blood circulation, controlling body temperature, cell growth, nerve and brain function, […]Read More

Estimate your 1RM without actually doing a 1RM

First of all, let’s define what a 1RM, or a 1 repetition max, is: it’s the most amount of weight you can lift for a given movement with or without strict form. Knowing your 1RM can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons: it allows you to track your progress from time to time, […]Read More