There are a few covets I follow
when training myself and especially
when training others.
Follow these and they will
dramatically help your
gain more muscle and strength.
These are super simple
yet often overlooked.
1. Train by "feel" - if you feel
strong then take advantage
and go hard and heavy. If you feel
weak, then back off and go
lighter, roll out and stretch extra
after the session, and reduce
overall volume of workout.
2. Use a variety of training tools.
Kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells,
bodyweight, etc. Do not become the
person who uses only one method
or only one tool. You'll have
tons of weak points, accumulate
overuse injuries and will
have many "holes" in your game.
Being a purist will work against
you in the iron game unless you
specifically compete in your
specialization. Even then, variety
is always helpful.
3. Eat as much "natural" food
as possible. I have found
best results through plenty of fruits
and veggies, meats, nuts, seeds and
tons of water. I often hear argument
against fruit but when I'm eating clean
and don't touch milk, bread and dairy
I feel a ton of energy and lean out
Once we make small adjustments like the
above with our clients they also begin
leaning out, increasing energy and
increasing lean muscle gains.
4. Last but not least, unless some
medical condition does not allow
you to perform the basic power
lifts, you should use them
- floor presses
- military presses
These are awesome exercises, especially
when combined with more basic lifts
that are ground based, compound and
That's enough to keep
you busy for now.
P.S. - Stay tuned for a special
announcement on February 25th.