Category: Bodybuilding & Lifting

The Sweet Lies the Fitness Industry Sells

I am going to be frank and upfront with you. The fitness industry from YouTube fitness personality A to supplement store Z is lying to you about staying a natty lifter. No full body compound-based program will make you as massive, muscular or lean as a steroid user. Here’s why. Steroids vs Being Natty 1.

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Building The Beast (Free PDF ebook)

Building the Beast. Topics include bodybuilding, building strength, fat loss, bulking, supplements and example routines. All in a short and concise no nonsense manner. CLICK ME TO DOWNLOAD

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Hypertrophy Specific Training

The principles of HST or hypertrophy specific training are fairly simple. First of all I do not recommend this routine if you are not an intermediate or advanced lifter. For most people this means having a 135 lbs overhead press, 405 lbs deadlift, 315 lbs squat and 225 lbs bench press for 1 rep. Directions

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Weights & Calisthenics Program

This routine is to combine lifting and calisthenics into one. It is one way of doing it and how I like to divide it up. You can be advanced at calisthenics but novice at weightlifting or vice versa. Notes on core work(abs) and conditioning: You can do conditioning after or before the workout I recommend

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5/3/1 Upper/Lower Split for Strength & Mass

Quick & Dirty Summary on 5/3/1 5/3/1 was originally created by Jim Wendler The load you will be lifting on the big four (and when I say big four I mean the overhead press, bench press, squat and deadlift) will be based off of 90% of your 1 rep max (1RM). One cycle of 5/3/1

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How To Gain Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time Naturally

This can occur primarily in two groups of people: the obese and overweight and the untrained (no previous weight lifting experience). Intermediate lifters can also accomplish it. It is also healthy if you are aiming primarily for weight loss to engage in lifting as it’ll preserve lean body mass or increase it. For Obese/Overweight Individuals

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Iron Addicts “My Top 10 Lifting Routines”

Someone asked me the other day that even though I trained people so many different ways I must have a favorite way to train. And I told them that I do have a favorite way to train myself, but not a favorite way to train everyone because everyone is quite different and there truly is

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Iron Addict’s Simple Power Based Routine

Here is a routine a LARGE percentage of the lifters here could make great gains doing. Monday Squat or box squat 2-3 x 5Glute/Ham Raises or pullthroughs 3 x 10Bent Row or Chest Supported row 4 x 6Barbell or Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8Calf Raises 3 x 15 Wednesday Bench Press or low board press

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Upper/Lower Split Powerbuilding Routine for Intermediate Lifers

This routine is for someone who has finished doing a 5×5 or Starting Strength style routine after 6 months and either has stopped progressing or wants to try a new routine. This routine is good for building both strength and mass. Monday – Lower Strength-focus Squat 3 x 4-6Deadlift 3 x 3-5Leg Press 3 x

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