TRAINING

Warm Up

How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Warm-up

Reading Time: 4 minutes On parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 we discussed the planning of the training program, pre-training food, pre-training supplements, uplifting motivation and stretching, respectively. On part 6, I will discuss the warm-up.   Just walk inside a commercial gym and you’ll find a wide range of approaches to warm-up, most of them not conductive …

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Piriformis Stretch

How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Stretching

Reading Time: 3 minutes On parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, we discussed the planning of the training program, pre-training food, pre-training supplements, and uplifting motivation, respectively. On part 5, I will discuss stretching.   The subject of stretching is very controversial, especially when it is related to the one performed before the training session.   In order to …

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Pyrros Dimas

How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Part 4

Reading Time: 2 minutes On parts 1, 2 and 3 we discussed the planning of the training program, pre-training food and pre-training supplements, respectively. On part 4, I will discuss some uplifting motivation.   And this brings me back to the times when I was working at Prentiss Hockey Performance. Ben and I were training partners during all my …

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Mountain of Meat Breakfast

How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Part 2

Reading Time: 6 minutes How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Pre-Training Food   In the first part of these series, I talked about the training program, planning and measuring. On the second part of this article, I will address the subject of pre-training food.   The subject of food is a little bit more complicated, and it …

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Training Planning

How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes How to Prepare for a Great Training Session – The Training Program   This is a multi-series article, and in every post, I’ll address a different point on how to prepare for a great training session.   Winston Churchill is credited with the expression “who fails to plan is planning to fail”, and even though …

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A Test Drive to Sarcoplasm Stimulating Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part of my philosophy on training, and other aspects of life, is to keep eyes and mind wide opened, and be willing to try new findings, and that includes Sarcoplasm Stimulating Training for hypertrophy and muscle pump. Because of this, I found a training program in the Journal Frontiers of Physiology, called Sarcoplasma StimulatingTraining[1], originally …

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Warm-Up: The Ultimate Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is warm-up? Warm-up is extremely simple. Stay away from people who overcomplicate things … the typical wannabe coach will prescribe moronic routines consisting of 10 minutes of carioca drills supersetted with humping a foam roller for hours on end. This set-up is more likely to earn you a restraining order than provide any significant …

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vertical jump

Boost Your Vertical Jump

Reading Time: 9 minutes The vertical jump is one of the hallmarks of athleticism. It is used to test an athlete’s ability and discriminate those with great potential from those with… not so much potential. So, it comes as no surprise that much energy and thought has been given on ways to improve it. While the squat has been …

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Excel Overhead Press

Considerations to Excel at the Overhead Press

Reading Time: 5 minutes Of all the lifts, the overhead press and its many variants have to be the most misunderstood and, sadly, underutilized. Yet, it is a very powerful tool to use in your arsenal for shoulder, traps and triceps hypertrophy, athletic performance and, believe it or not, shoulder health. Back in the 50’s, 60’s &70’s, the overhead …

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Heavy Duty Body Composition

Reading Time: 8 minutes Metabolic conditioning is all the rage right now, from Crossfit to more ancient, traditional methods of fat loss. This is nothing new, as many athletes have used different methods ranging from bodyweight exercises to exercises using kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells and other tools to improve their conditioning and body composition. The good news about this is …

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