In Chapter Four of Nautilus Training Principles: Bulletin Number One titled, Indirect Effect, Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones wrote, “Throw a stone into a pool of water, and it will make a splash—and a wave will run to the far end of the pool; the larger the stone, the larger the splash—and the larger the wave. […]
Question: Due to busyness I’ve really cut down my volume of exercise. No “cardio” and my weight lifting workouts consist of a home workout of trap bar deadlifts which I feel in my quads, glutes, hamstrings, lower back, traps, forearms and abs. Supinated grip chin ups which I feel work my biceps, lats, forearms, and abs. […]
In the first of a new high intensity training video series on my YouTube channel I explain what makes an exercise good or bad, why some good exercises are often wrongly considered bad, and how some bad exercises can be altered to make them good.
I just received the following article from Ken Mannie, head strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State University, with permission to post it here. Exercises, Equipment Modes and Rep Duration: The Question of Superiority by Ken Mannie The training landscape is in a state of continual flux, and the ongoing changes, updates, and emergence of […]
The following article was originally published on Cyberpump.com in 1998. Recently I’ve been receiving a lot of e-mail and phone calls from people with questions regarding their workouts. Often, people are surprised at the brevity of the routines I recommend, and ask, “why so few exercises?” To which I respond, why do any more? Why […]
Contrary to the idiotic recommendations of most current ab training books, courses and group class instructors, it is neither necessary nor beneficial to perform dozens of high rep sets of a wide variety of abdominal exercises. You also don’t need different exercises for your lower and upper abs, and you don’t need stability balls, special […]
I recently read an article on a bodybuilding web site about arm training that recommended performing various tricep exercises using both underhand and overhand grips. While different hand positions will have an effect on the involvement of the muscles in the forearms due to differences in the demand on grip and wrist stabilization, they have […]
A few months ago I was reading the DeLorme and Watkins 1951 book Progressive Resistance Exercise as historical research for the book I’m working on, and found the following statement about single versus multiple sets: Pages 27-28 “Three sets of exercise in which the resistance is increased after each set offers the advantage of warming […]