Why You May Not Be Making Gains?

Making Gains

Making Gains For all of us training to get stronger and build muscle, making gains is easiest at the beginning of our weight training career. Your progress will never be better than it is when you commence training. For me that was over forty years ago. I remember that my bench press increased by 10 […]

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How To Build A Powerful Looking Physique

powerful looking physique

We’ve all heard the expression “built like a brick shit house” and have seen individuals to whom this saying refers. Some lucky, rare individuals, are built this way naturally, due to very favourable genetics. I have a friend like this, much younger than me with a powerful looking physique, posessing a big neck, thick wrists […]

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The Importance Of Conditioning

Strength and conditioning

As I’ve gotten older and the long term addiction to strength above all else, has waned, I have revised my training schedule and priorities. Whilst maintaining, or at least slowing the decline of my physical strength is important, it is no longer paramount. I have become more aware, and appreciative of  the importance of conditioning. […]

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11 Benefits Of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell squat

11 Benefits of Kettlebell Training Stuck in a rut? “Bust out of it in a big way with a kettlebell workout. This old-school piece of equipment is a throwback to the dawn of strength training; many of you may not be familiar with it. After a brief introduction to its physique -building values, we feel […]

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Is The Anabolic Window A Myth ?

Anabolic Window

The Anabolic Window It has been a long held belief, by many bodybuilding trainees, that it is neccesary to ingest an easily digestable protein immediately, or soon after a bodybuilding workout. The “anabolic window” as it is known, is variously touted as being between 30 mins and 2 hours duration post workout. The rationale for […]

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Training In Old School Gymnasiums


Old School Training Looking back many decades I remember old school gymnasiums had a certain “feel”. They looked like dungeons or medieval torture chambers. They were generally peopled by focused individuals intent on relentlessly pursuing a strength or size goal. Many of the denizens of this old school training realm were possessed of great size […]

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Is Additional Protein Necessary For Natural Athletes?

additional protein

The argument about additional protein has raged for decades, and has provided us with a number of myths some of which refuse to go away. I’ve recently been banned from an old school bodybuilding facebook group for having the temerity to suggest that trainees do not need to ingest protein every two hours. Admitedly I […]

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