Tag: strength training

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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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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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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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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Strength is Not Equal to Size

Even the most muscular powerlifter out there does not match the muscularity of a pro bodybuilder. This something that not even drugs or genetics can account for. Powerlifters simply achieve a lesser degree of hypertrophy than bodybuilders. This suggests to me (as the evidence does seem to show) strength is not equal to size. Bodybuilders

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Ebook Released: Building The Beast

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Reverse Pyramid Training

Reverse Pyramid Training or RPT is similar to drop sets and kind of basically is drop sets. Your first set is your heaviest set (that doesn’t mean you don’t warm up first). Your second set is 10% lighter and your third set is 10% lighter than your second set. Some people are really promoting reverse

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Rest-Pause Training

Rest-Pause training is something you can use to break strength and mass plateaus. But it can also cause you to overtrain if you go to failure all the time. Rest-pause training dates back to the 60s and alot of bodybuilders have used it to train or are at least aware of it. There have been

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100s Training

This is a strange type of routine where you do 100 total reps of one exercise. It’s not the same as 10×10 or GVT however. Take your 10 rep max and use 40-50% of that. Rest between sets is 10-30s. I just recomend you use it for bodybuilding purposes ie if your arms aren’t growing

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German Volume Training

German Volume Training or 10x10s is a good routine for both strengrh and size. You have to monitor overtraining on it and I don’t recommend it much for novices. I believe it was popularized first by Charles Poliquin. Phase 1 This is done for six cycles, so after you’ve done every workout 6 times you

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