With the winter months approaching and grow season in mind, I want to tackle some productive things you can be doing to maximize muscle growth in the off-season. I know most people think to bust out the sweat pants and welcome the cheat days, but this is not the season for fat gain. We want to add some solid lean muscle tissue. There are several ways that you can make the most of the off-season and not let it go to waste.
Passion is a general love for what you do. It’s what wakes you up in the morning and what you think about as you fall asleep. Far too many people live their lives for the dollar bill or what is convenient, rather than their true passion. Read more as Derek Lunsford dives into the topic in his latest article “Find Your Passion.”
Bodybuilding is, and always will be, a learning process. No one is perfect, even the top pros or the industry’s best coaches. Every athlete, at some point or another, has said “Shit, I shouldn’t have done that.” John Jewett’s latest article highlights what he has learned over the last season, how he responded, and what he plans on doing in the future to avoid issues.
Every champion has dreams. They are the sole reasons why we put our bodies and minds through this turmoil. Dreams consist of smaller goals which lead up to the final destination. Read on as John Jewett shows us how to set goals for our dreams in his newest article.
Where the mind goes, the body follows. You're drastically reducing your chances of achieving your goals without the proper mindset. Derek Lunsford explains how to program your mind for success in his latest article "Change Your Mind, Change Your Body."
When we were children, we drank milk. But in the bodybuilding world, milk catches a bad rep. How and why did this change in opinion happen? IFBB Pro and Registered Dietitian John Jewett dives into the topic in his latest article “The Dairy Conundrum.”
You've just dieted for 20 weeks straight with no cheat meals. You're fucking starving--your mind tells you to eat 15 cheeseburgers and 12 doughnuts, but your heart tells you a different story. You know that if you don't handle yourself the right way in the post show rebound, you could lose all of your hard work and you can also run into health issues. For some helpful advice on how to take advantage of post show conditions and to control weight gain, take a look at John Jewett's article "Post Contest Rebound Success vs Distress."
We diet for weeks and months on end--cutting carbs and fats down to minuscule numbers in hopes of obtaining ultra low body fat levels. The body becomes used to living this way. It is inevitable that when we start eating normally again, we will spring up quick. This "rebound" is not only common in bodybuilding, but can pose potential health problems if not handled intelligently. Derek Lunsford tells you how to handle your post show rebound in his latest article, " Rebounding From Competition."
Cheat meals got your head messed up? Don't know if you should have one or if you’re taking too many? Read John Jewett's latest article, "Cheat Meals the Pro Bodybuilder Way,” and find out when you should or should not implement a cheat meal.
Hamstring training is often an afterthought for many competitors, which is why a lot of people lack them. John Jewett gives you a look at his hamstring workout and explains why he chooses each movement.
Don’t end up in a life you don’t want to live. We only get one life and to spend it doing something you don’t love is a shame. Find your passion and chase it down with every last part of you. You won’t regret trying, but you will regret not trying.
Derek Lunsford is currently one of the biggest sensations on the competitive bodybuilding circuit. This former college wrestler has had his share of triumphs and failures on his way from amateur to pro. Read his latest article, “My Competition History,” to see how he made it up on to the Olympia stage.