Most articles on the subject of fitness motivation are filled with motivational workout quotes about how “the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen” or urging you to “do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Maybe these help you and maybe they don’t. If they do help, they probably […]
Josh Brolin’s Workout Routine: How He Got Jacked for Deadpool 2
The other day, I came across an article describing the workout routine used by Josh Brolin to get jacked for his role as Cable – a time-traveling super soldier from the future – in Deadpool 2. As you can see in the image below, which comes from his Instagram account, Brolin was in pretty good […]
Dirty Bulk vs Clean Bulk: Which Is Best for Building Muscle?
Google around for advice on the subject of dirty bulking, and you’ll come across a lot of conflicting advice. Some say that dirty bulking is the dumbest thing you’ll ever do. All it does is slow your progress because it adds more fat you’ll need to lose later, while stunting your ability to build muscle. […]
Drop Sets Explained: How Effective Are They?
Drop sets are a highly effective way to build muscle in less time than traditional training. In some studies, subjects gained just as much muscle as they did with straight sets, but their workouts were 50% shorter. Here’s the lowdown on drop sets — sometimes referred to as descending sets, stripping or running the rack […]
How Often Should You Have a Deload Week? Do You Need One at All?
MX4 user Frank writes in with a question about the deload week: “Do you subscribe to the idea of programming in regular deloads? If so, how and when?” What Is a Deload Week? A deload refers to a planned reduction in training volume and/or intensity, with the aim of encouraging recovery and improving performance during […]
The Hardgainer’s Guide to Faster Muscle Growth
If you’re a hardgainer who wants to build muscle, but you’re frustrated because you don’t seem to be getting anywhere, and the standard hardgainer workout advice to “follow an abbreviated training program where your workouts are brief and infrequent” hasn’t worked, this page will show you what to do. Here’s the story: Once, I got […]