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THE 5 PILLARS OF TRAINING

THE 5 PILLARS OF TRAINING

As a young and avid weightlifter, I looked up to IFBB professional bodybuilders for advice in training and diet. I would search for videos online of Jay Cutler, Evan Centopani, and others for motivation and to use as a guide for what exercises I would train for the muscle group I was working that particular day. At first, I would do exactly what was shown in the video—the same exercises, number of reps and sets, and amount of time under tension. Over the years, though, I’ve developed my own way of training based on 5 principles, or “pillars,” that can be applied to every body part. Keep in mind that on some days, you will have more energy/strength than other days, but the approach should still be the same. Continue reading →

Posted By: Derek Lunsford

Categories: TRAINING

CHASING THE PAIN Part II: Strength vs. Endurance

CHASING THE PAIN Part II: Strength vs. Endurance

When we last checked in with amateur bodybuilder Vincenzo “MASS” Masone and IFBB Pro Roman “Rex” Fritz, Roman was putting Vincenzo through the paces with his signature hardcore approach to training in “Chasing the Pain”. Continue reading →

Posted By: Animal

Categories: TRAINING

Dan "BOSS" Green | Bench and Triceps

Dan "BOSS" Green | Bench and Triceps

Lead By Example. As an elite athlete, you have the personal responsibility to represent yourself in the highest manner when it comes to meeting fans and consequently, other lifters, especially ones that are on the rise up. Continue reading →

Posted By: G-Six

Categories: TRAINING, LIFESTYLE

"Big on the Basics" Split Squat

"Big on the Basics" Split Squat

An elite lifter won’t always destroy each and every lift—even the most intense and skilled powerlifter will be injured at some point. Rather than dwell on what they cannot do, top notch athletes focus on what they can. Continue reading →

Posted By: G-Six

Categories: TRAINING

International Back and Biceps

International Back and Biceps

On his first trip outside of the US, the only place that Vincenzo “Mass” Masone wanted to go after an eight hour flight was to the gym. All “Mass” needed was a kick from his preworkout and the desire to make a statement. Continue reading →

Posted By: G-Six

Categories: TRAINING, LIFESTYLE

Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes

People shun hard work. From where I stand, it often looks like people shun effort, especially when demanding physical exertion is involved. You all know what I mean. Continue reading →

Posted By: Evan Centopani

Categories: TRAINING, LIFESTYLE, LIVING

Optimizing Liver Health for Bodybuilding

Optimizing Liver Health for Bodybuilding

As bodybuilders, it can be easy to focus exclusively on building muscle. We are, however, an array of organ systems working together, each one playing a role in bodybuilding in some way. The liver has hundreds of functions in the body, many of which are necessary for optimizing our results. Continue reading →

Posted By: John Jewett

Categories: NUTRITION, LIVING, DIET

Big On the Basics: Squat

Big On the Basics: Squat

I remember years ago seeing Tom Platz’s legs for the first time and being astonished to see that much muscle mass on a frame. Tom, known for his massive legs, got that way with squats. So, I figured, it only made sense that squatting was the ticket to big legs. I powerlifted and squatted for 8 years and gained some big wheels. Continue reading →

Posted By: John Jewett

Categories: DIET

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