Think about all you know about gaining muscular strength and size. Perhaps you envision hoisting massive weights mightily overhead as you grunt like Atlas holding the heavens upon his back. Well maybe not quite that extreme but you probably assume that at some point in your pursuit of a Herculean physique it will be necessary
If you’ve been spinning your wheels at the gym, get familiar with F.I.T.T. to help you customize your workouts and achieve your goals! When I taught introduction to strength and conditioning at Memorial University, the F.I.T.T. principle was an acronym used to help students (and trainees for that matter) design an effective workout program.
To be honest, I’m sick of writing workouts for myself. It’s tough to stay motivated because I try to re-write the workout while doing it! Today, I decided to do a pre-written workout that became popular in 2007, the 300 workout, inspired by the movie 300. Here is the version of the Floor Wiper
*this post first appeared on my friend Travis Stoetzel’s blog. I normally get asked how to build muscle and burn fat; rightfully so, as most dudes I see training in community gyms don’t have a clue. Most guys want a rippin’ 6-pack, cannon-ball delts and to be stronger than their old man but are all
I’m going to tell you something the “functional fitness” crowd doesn’t want you to hear. If you do biceps curls or triceps extensions, your arms will grow. I know, I know…not functional what so ever and a waste of time, right? The “functional fitness” folk will tell you rows, chin ups, bench presses and overhead