You’ve probably come across the claim that certain exercises, the deadlift in particular, increase your testosterone levels, which in turn will lead to a faster rate of muscle growth. It would be great if it were true, but it isn’t. In fact, the size and duration of any post-workout increase in testosterone is too small […]
Do Deadlifts Work Back? For Back or Leg Day?
Do deadlifts work your back? Yes. As a compound lift, the deadlift works the muscles in your back and a lot more besides. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that deadlifts should be done on back day. Nor does it mean that deadlifts can replace exercises like rows, pulldowns or pull-ups. Today, I want to explain […]
Why Won’t My Legs Grow?
You’ve been training hard for several months, but your thighs don’t seem to be getting any bigger. You must be doing something wrong, you think to yourself, but you’re not quite sure what that something is. Today, I want to show you 10 reasons why your leg muscles aren’t growing as quickly as you’d like. […]
Is It Okay to Do Cardio After Leg Day? What Science Says
To a lot of people, doing a cardio workout the day after training your legs makes no sense at all. After a bout of heavy squatting, you may well find it difficult to walk down the stairs. The idea of getting on a treadmill to go for a run sounds completely outrageous. Training your legs, […]
How Do You Know if Your Muscles Are Growing?
Tracking muscle gain with any degree of accuracy is extremely difficult, particularly once your newbie gains are out of the way. Once you’ve moved past the beginner stages of training, building muscle at a decent rate will typically require adjusting and fine-tuning your training program. Problem is, the need for fine adjustments tends to increase […]
What to Do Between Sets to Build Muscle Faster
To build muscle as fast as humanly possible, you need to give yourself enough rest between sets. If your inter-set rest intervals are too short, your performance during subsequent sets will suffer, which in turn is going to put the brakes on muscle growth. However, the downside of resting for 2-3 minutes between sets is […]