Muscle building tips articles

I can’t feel my chest when training – do this

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
“When I train my chest, I always feel it more in my shoulders than my pecs.”
“No matter what I do I can’t make my chest sore… or even feel it!”
Guys, most of us love training our chest. But its a real kick in the proverbial balls when we put all that effort in and feel nothing for it.
Of the hundreds of guys I’ve coached over the years there is always a common thread for anyone who can’t feel their chest when training, or stimulate growth from it…
MUSCLE ENGAGEMENT
If you can’t engage, contract and feel a muscle squeezing … Read more

How to get rid of muscle soreness

You may love it. You may hate it.
Muscle soreness is one of those things that can leave you feeling like you want to spend the day in a wheelchair or sadistically satisfied…
Either way, everyone wants to know what can you do to bounce back as fast as possible from post workout muscle soreness.
Here are the most effective methods to speed up your recovery between sessions and get rid of ‘delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
HOT / COLD CONTRAST SHOWERS
Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 1 minute cold and 30 seconds hot, showering the water onto the muscle you … Read more

5 ways to flavour your coffee without adding sugar or milk

Do you love a cup of coffee but don’t want the sugar or dairy?
Some of us use coffee as a powerful pre workout, some of us use it as a pick me up on the way to work, some of us use it to get switched on mentally and some of us just love it!
I could write about the pros and cons of coffee spanning a few articles but this is simply for those that fancy a cup without the added sugar or milk and are looking for a way to spice up the flavour.
Coffee with cinnamon
Simply stirring in half … Read more

Alcohol – Good, Bad, How to limit consumption and effects

This is part three of my alcohol series. If you missed part one or two here they are:
Will alcohol stop you losing weight?
Will alcohol prevent you gaining muscle?
Now let me start this article by saying …
Alcohol is not all bad!
Good points
Improve cholesterol
Moderate alcohol consumption can; raise good (HDL) cholesterol, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, and reduce your risk of clogged arteries which lead to heart attacks.
Reduced risk of heart disease
Moderate alcohol consumption reduces risk of heart disease. Moderate drinkers have a lower risk of death from heart disease than teetotallers or heavy drinkers. This may be due to increasing HDL cholesterol … Read more

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

You’re making your bad posture worse by doing this

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How to stop yourself falling forward when you squat

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Why you fall forward when you squat

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10 tips if arms won’t grow

Guys, who doesn’t want bigger arms? If you’re reading this article I guess you want to know a few tips or secrets that will accelerate your growth.
We all know that frustration of really focusing on our arm training; adding more sets & exercises, or reducing volume as a means of getting them to grow but still not seeing the gains we deserve.
If you’re training hard and eating enough and still struggling to add inches to your gunz read on and I will share some great information.
DON’T TRAIN BACK WITH BICEPS OR CHEST WITH TRICEPS
The more weight you can lift (with … Read more

How often should you weigh yourself?

FRUSTRATION!
So you’re doing everything you can to change your weight..
Eating clean, training hard, avoiding the peer pressure nights out and bingey weekends and weighing in 1, 2, or even 5 times per week and….
Frustration: the little needle goes up, down or stays still every time!
Its enough to make anyone either run to the fridge, throw in the towel and eat everything in sight or drastically crash diet to get things moving more quickly.
BUT before you do anything drastic, let me tell you a few things..
Weight fluctuations
Daily and even hourly weight fluctuations are common and completely normal because your weight is … Read more