Category: Training

  • Are CrossFit Programs Dangerous?

    Are CrossFit Programs Dangerous?

    Over the past several years, CrossFit has become one of the most popular forms of training on the planet. Athletes and “normal” people have used it to reshape their bodies, and CrossFit has even developed into a sport of sorts. But as with any popular physical activity, CrossFit has attracted plenty of critics who claim that the CrossFit programs dangerous. […]

  • Do You Need to Train Abs Every Day to Build a Six Pack?

    Do You Need to Train Abs Every Day to Build a Six Pack?

    Many lifters who want to etch a tight, ripped midsection take a more-is-better approach to the task. The result is that they hammer out set after set of high-rep ab exercises and repeat the process several times per week, maybe even daily. But is all this work necessary, or is it excess that can actually slow […]

  • Do You Need Cardio for Bodybuilding to Get a Ripped Six Pack?

    Do You Need Cardio for Bodybuilding to Get a Ripped Six Pack?

    For many lifters, abs and aerobics go together like biceps and triceps. If you want to build a ripped six pack, then you need to do lots of ab work and tons of cardio for bodybuilding, right? Well, that’s one way to go about achieving a solid midsection, but it’s not necessarily the best and it might […]

  • Do You Even Need Aerobic Exercise to Lose Weight?

    Do You Even Need Aerobic Exercise to Lose Weight?

    Fat loss is big business, as millions of Americans are trying to shed pounds at any given time. Most of them are looking for a quick, easy way to reach their goals, and that has led to the development of all sorts of crazy diet and exercise routines, many of which include tons of aerobics, or cardio. But […]

  • CrossFit Equipment for Home: Here’s What You Need to Do CrossFit

    CrossFit is a popular fitness program that focuses on variety to keep you gaining month after month. That flexibility and the wide variety of associated exercises can be overwhelming for the beginner, though. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be so complicated! The following seven pieces of equipment are enough to get started with your own, CrossFit equipment for home […]

  • Build Muscle with HIT Using Machine Weights vs Free Weights

    Build Muscle with HIT Using Machine Weights vs Free Weights

    High-intensity training, or HIT, grew out of the principles espoused by Nautilus creator Arthur Jones in the 1970s. Because of this, many people associate HIT with exercise machines and assume that you need some fancy equipment to make gains using the protocol. But is that true, or can your build muscle with HIT using just free weights? Let’s […]

  • Can High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT Burn Fat and Why Does It Matter?

    Can High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT Burn Fat and Why Does It Matter?

    If there’s one part of bodybuilding that just about everyone involved would skip if they could, it’s aerobic training. For those who dread long, boring sessions on the treadmill or exercise bike, high-intensity interval training, or HIIT burn fat, has the potential to make things a little more interesting AND yield better results. Let’s look at what HIIT […]

  • Here Are 5 Popular HIT Ways for Bodybuilding Bigger Arms

    Here Are 5 Popular HIT Ways for Bodybuilding Bigger Arms

    Just about every guy who walks into the gym wants to build big arms, but that’s no easy task for most of us. It doesn’t help that arms are one of the trickiest muscle groups to train, either. The problem with building arms is training enough to make them grow, but not so much that you overtrain them. See, no matter […]

  • CrossFit Program for Beginners: How to Get Started

    CrossFit Program for Beginners: How to Get Started

    If heading into the gym three days a week to lift weights and maybe throwing in a couple of jogging sessions sounds just a tad more exciting than waiting in line to watch paint dry, then maybe you need to shake up your workout a bit. Maybe you’re ready to give CrossFit a try. CrossFit is a program designed […]

  • Build Wider Shoulders With These 4 HIT Tips

    Build Wider Shoulders With These 4 HIT Tips

    Of all the muscle groups in your body, shoulders are the ones that can help you make a strong first physical impression in just about every setting. After all, nothing speaks to a powerful physique quite like barn-door wide shoulders capped with full, round deltoids. Whether you’re on the beach or in a suit, you need big shoulders to look […]