1. jimbosmith316

    Clothing for Training

    Clothing for bodybuilders during training should offer comfort, flexibility, and functionality to support a wide range of movements and exercises. Here are some recommendations: ### Tops: 1. **Compression Shirts/Tanks:** These snug-fitting tops provide support and help with muscle compression...
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    Sauna for Heart Health

    Saunas can potentially offer benefits for heart health. Regular sauna use has been associated with various cardiovascular benefits, although it's essential to note that individual responses can vary, and sauna use might not be suitable for everyone. Here are some potential heart health...
  3. jimbosmith316

    Cardio for Heart Health

    Cardiovascular health is crucial for overall well-being, and incorporating cardiovascular exercise into a bodybuilding routine can be highly beneficial. While bodybuilding primarily focuses on strength training to build muscle mass, including cardio exercises helps improve heart health, stamina...
  4. jimbosmith316

    Training on the GO!

    Training as a bodybuilder while on the go can be a bit challenging but entirely possible! Here are some strategies to help you maintain your training regimen: 1. **Bodyweight Exercises**: No gym? No problem! Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, and planks can be done anywhere...
  5. jimbosmith316

    Occlusion Training

    It's important to note that intentionally restricting blood flow during exercise, known as blood flow restriction (BFR) training or occlusion training, should be approached with caution and under the guidance of a qualified fitness professional or healthcare provider. BFR involves using cuffs or...
  6. jimbosmith316

    Creatine: Is it good?

    Yes, creatine is a well-established and widely used supplement in the world of weight lifting and strength training. It can be beneficial for individuals looking to improve their performance and increase their muscle mass. Here's how creatine can be helpful for weight lifting: Increased Muscle...
  7. jimbosmith316

    Ice Baths and Bodybuilding

    Ice baths, also known as cold water immersion or cryotherapy, are a recovery technique sometimes used by athletes, including bodybuilders, to potentially reduce muscle soreness and accelerate recovery after intense workouts or competitions. However, the effectiveness of ice baths in bodybuilding...
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    How to Build Stronger Muscles in Three Days

    How to Build Stronger Muscles in Three Days If you're looking to get stronger in three days, it's actually possible. New research suggests this method can work. If you’re looking to get huge in a hurry, well, we’re still working on that one. But if you want stronger leg muscles fast, there’s a...
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    Naps Knowledge Article: High Volume Training: Is It Better?

    A study from 2017 looked at the recovery from a session of high-volume lower load (so eight sets of 10, at 70% of one rep max) resting at 75 seconds between sets, versus a lower volume, high-intensity group which was 8 sets of 3 reps 90% of a one rep max, resting 3 minutes between sets. It...
  12. drtbear1967

    How often should you train to failure?

    ⭕️How often should we train "to failure" ? Introducing the Pheasyque Effort-Volume Model⭕️⁣ ⁣ I created this model by putting together the data available on the topic but also the understanding that we have on volume and its correlation to hypertrophy, and fatigue (more importantly CNS fatigue)...
  13. drtbear1967

    Don't Major in Minors

    While many different factors are involved in creating a freakishly strong physique, they aren't all of equal importance. For example, getting lean is mostly a matter of calorie control. Sure, optimizing macronutrient ratios, meal frequency and timing, and food quality all play a role, but to a...
  14. drtbear1967

    Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna

    <article class="article-body css-d2znx6 undefined" style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 25px;">What are the supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna?The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna are similar to those experienced with a traditional...
  15. drtbear1967

    How to have Consistent Workouts

    9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts Here's what you need to know... Consistency is the most critical parameter to training success. You can dramatically improve your training consistency by imposing accountability, better internal decision-making, and flexible programming strategies. More often...
  16. drtbear1967

    What to remember when putting a training program together.

    As Dr. Helms said back in 2015, “do not put the cart before the horse” which is a proverb that means essentially you're getting ahead of yourself and you're on the losing side of priorites. The point here is that priorities are a point usually missed out on when it comes to training: we often...
  17. drtbear1967

    How to avoid Injury

    You've probably heard that training too much can get you injured. You've probably also heard that training too little makes you weaker and more likely to get injured. This is the injury paradox. Training can both protect from injury and cause injury. . Overtrained injured athletes can't perform...
  18. drtbear1967

    Study on Forced Reps.

    themusclephd💥This study analyzed growth hormone levels throughout two different training sessions and found that subjects using forced reps had a higher growth hormone response during the training session. Use this method by having a spotter help you force out 2-3 extra reps per set after you...
  19. drtbear1967

    Questions to ask a Trainer before you hire them.

    Finding a personal trainer is like finding a new associate at work. Some candidates will be helpful, others, not so much. Some will come with lots of experience, while some might have just got their certification. It’s important for you to ask as many questions as you feel necessary in order...
  20. Iron Game

    Training Frequency for Strength Training

    By Blaine Sumner INTRODUCTION: In the world of strength training, ‘frequency’ is defined as how often you perform something. In more specific terms, I define frequency as the number of times per week a particular lift is performed. Frequency can vary from 0/week to 7/week. Meaning you can...