Tag: strength training

  • Hitting the Gym: What to Focus on First

      It goes without mentioning, though it is a point that cannot be stressed enough: Different individuals hit the gym for differing reasons. For a sizeable chunk of first-time gym-goers, a strict fitness plan is merely part and parcel of a much-needed New Year’s Resolution. For others, a gym and fitness regimen could culminate into […]

  • The Science of Strength Training

    Why am I getting stronger but not getting bigger? We’ve all seen it before; the “smaller” athletes at the gym bench pressing three times their body-weight, or the big guys with biceps the size of their heads who couldn’t deadlift the same weight if their brown rice depended on it? Of course, you can have […]

  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Pulling Power

      The pull-up is undoubtedly the king of all upper body exercises, which is exactly why it is called the upper body squat. You cannot honestly consider yourself strong until you have conquered it! The lat pull-down cannot even come close to comparing to the might of the pull-up. Although I don’t mind an occasional […]