There are ways to make gains and continue to progress in bodybuilding as you age. Albeit, you may need to make adjustments and work around ailments due to age but you can still do it. How? John Jewett throws some pointers here.
Each time you train, you have to raise the bar just a little bit more than last time to progress. Intensity must be high, blood flow maximized, and focus sharp. Why not supplement with something that will dial up all those factors?
Everyone wants huge arms. Who doesn't? But, sometimes it could be a glaring weakness in a physique that needs attention. Quite often with guys and girls that lack a muscular connection there, arm training could seem impossible to progress. John Jewett has some suggestions for you.
There are a lot of new people in the gym, and very few have been cued in on proper gym etiquette. Bodybuilder G-Six runs you through the dos and don'ts of the gym in his latest article. Check it out, and be sure to share it with any other gym noobs who may need some guidance.
Injuries are part of the game. The course of action you take when you're injured will depend on its severity. Before you throw in the towel on your entire prep, read Renee Jewett's article, "Training Around Injuries During Prep," because you might find some valuable advice on how to manage these unfortunate events.
Not sure if it's the right time to hire a powerlifting coach? Maybe you're contemplating if this is a necessity at all. In his latest article, elite powerlifter Rob Hall outlines how to know when it's time to pull the trigger on a coach.
You can't just aimlessly go to the gym. That's a surefire way to make minimal, if any, progress. The sad thing is this is what most people do. There are ways to set yourself up so your training is optimal. Find out how in IFBB Pro John Jewett's latest article.
A massive back is a status symbol among bodybuilders. Much like the ever-coveted big legs, having a back that turns heads is an indicator that an athlete has put in the heavy-duty work. You don't acquire a thick cobra backside by doing sissy movements, half repping, and training lightly. You have to put some elbow grease into it. Shawn Smith shares some tips for building a massive back.
2020 is a tough year for everyone, especially competitive athletes. With shows and competitions getting canceled and postponed left and right, the uncertainty or lack of a final destination in your training can lead to a loosening of the competitive mindset. Some people can only stay motivated when there is a goal on the map. How do you keep your head in the game with no meets in sight?
Not too many people can say they’ve placed second twice at Mr. Olympia. Derek Lunsford can. But in true champion form, these runner up spots are not enough for him. He’s after the gold. To come up short two years in a row is a hard pill to swallow, but those that are destined for greatness are the best at looking introspectively and making adjustments, both physically and mentally. Derek catches us up on the changes he’s made going into the 2020 Olympia with plans to nail this one down.
As the United States presses forward, we have begun to see the re-opening of gyms around the country. Make sure that when you head back in or when you open the doors as an owner, you take proper safety measures to ensure that everyone is able to progress while mitigating the chances of becoming sick.
Most of us were contemplating our strategies for 2020 not too long ago. Whether you were thinking about your next competition or how you were going to add ten pounds of muscle or finally get your ass in shape or improve your squat, you had plans this year. I don’t think that any of our plans included being quarantined on account of a highly contagious and potentially lethal virus sweeping the globe. But, hey, shit happens. And shit has most certainly happened. Aside from the immediate health threat posed by the COVID-19 virus, many of us have to deal with new difficult circumstances such as businesses shutting down, massive layoffs, food and product scarcity, and social distancing. So what does all of this mean for the average bodybuilder/powerlifter/fitness enthusiast like you and me? It means that we’ve all had to make some adjustments in the name of keeping things moving.