Whether it's beach season or full-on off-season time, it seems like every guy in every gym throughout the world obsesses over chest training. While it’s a critical part of any program, it's not the end-all, be-all most guys make it out to be! If anything, training your back is even more important than training your pecs, delts and all the other muscles involved in the ego-boosting bench press.
“Should I bulk or cut” used to be the most popular question among new and even intermediate lifters, but now there's a new strategy everyone's arguing over: the “recomp,” or body recomposition.
Low T and high cortisol make it easier to get upset, and you end up in a stressful cycle that'll kill your gains. Stress really is a killer, so try to chill out!
A huge bench press, gigantic arms, and tree trunk legs – these are the kinds of goals most lifters chase, but hypertrophy and maximal strength aren't the end-all, be-all for football players, track athletes and other sports-focused trainees. As important as weight room work is for improving strength and speed, athletes need a more performance-oriented, sport-specific approach than the average meathead.
In the last few years, “detox” diets – both long-term and short-term – have become all the rage among fad dieters. In fact, they've become so popular that some people in the fitness have even started to embrace them – people who are generally in the know when it comes to proper nutrition. But are all these diets, drinks, pills and powders all they're cracked up to be?
No matter your current goals, you're not going to improve your body without first strengthening your mind! Your thoughts ultimately control your actions, and it's a strong mind that pushes us to eat right, train hard, and stick to a plan for the long haul.
Is this your first shot at getting big? Or have you already been around the mass-gaining block a couple of times? Whatever the case, you've got to get your training, diet, and MIND in the right place.
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