Tag: exercise

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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Mastering Chin Ups

This can also apply to pull ups. I can do 22 dead hang chin ups and 5 one armed chin ups. So I know them well. 1. I cannot do 1 chin up/1 pull up First thing you do are these two movements: The Australian Pull-up. The “Negative” Chin Up. Where you put a box

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Exercise Substitutes

1. Squat Some people do not want to squat or they cannot squat. If you aren’t planning to become a powerlifter, just don’t want to squat or simply can’t squat due to medical or mobility issues then you can substitute it for another movement. Instead of the squat I want you to focus on three

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Practical Fat Loss for Everyone

I’ve been a fat guy before. Here’s my photo from 10 years ago: Here is a recent photo of me: In between that I was actually a really skinny guy (165 lbs at 6′) My weight has fluctuated quite a bit over the years. 1. Avoiding fad diets Fad diets are bullshit. There’s no shortcut

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Books I Recommend (July 2019)

Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator Can’t Hurt Me Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet Beyond Bodybuilding: Muscle and Strength Training Secrets for The Renaissance Man Legionnaire: The Real Life Story of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion Starting

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Recommended Novice Routine

I wholeheartedly recommend the Greyskull LP for novice lifters. Shown here is the older edition; the 3rd edition is out now I recommend it but the 2nd edition is good too. The base program has the bench, squat, deadlift and overhead press(the press). The rep scheme for that is 2 sets of 5 and one

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