Review: Bowflex SelectTech 552 and 1090 Dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552

When consulting people on equipping their home gyms I often recommend dumbbells because of their versatility and space efficiency. A pair of dumbbells and an adjustable bench can be used to perform dozens of exercises targeting every major muscle group, and either a pair of plate-loaded adjustable dumbbells and a plate-storage rack or twenty pairs of fixed-weight dumbbells and a three-tiered dumbbell […]

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High Load/Low Reps Versus Low Load/High Reps For Hypertrophy

high load/low reps vs low load/high reps

A new study published in the Journal of Physiology shows that neither load nor brief post-workout increases in anabolic hormones determines muscular strength or size gains as long as exercises are performed to momentary muscular failure. While some individuals may respond a little better to higher reps or higher loads, on average a broad range of reps and […]

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Q&A: Is One Set Enough For Maximal Muscle Fiber Recruitment?

Question: I completely agree with the one set to failure protocol, however, something plays on my mind. I’ve always read and been lead to believe that a certain amount of muscle fibres contract maximally to lift a weight – as apposed to fewer muscle fibres all contracting sub maximally. Therefore when I’ve finished my one all out […]

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April HIT Video Seminar: How To Lose Fat While Maintaining Or Increasing Muscle Mass

The April 2016 video seminar will be held on Saturday the 23rd at 12:00 pm EST and the topic will be eating and training to lose fat while maintaining or even increasing muscle mass. The seminar will include forty-five to sixty minutes of discussion followed by thirty to forty-five minutes of questions and answers. If you have questions about […]

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