Category: strength training

Strength training: On your feet

Self-tutoring about working out: the tutor mentions a philosophy he heard from ATHLEAN-X on youtube. I’ve always wondered about seated exercises: Wouldn’t doing them standing, if possible, be better? Jeff Cavaliere, from ATHLEAN-X, points out that “Athletes train with their

Strength training: one rep max by calculation

Self-tutoring about strength training: the tutor reports a great find. A lifter might not want to attempt a one rep max. Bench-press one rep max, for instance, might be hazardous to attempt. Yet, one might still wonder what theirs might

Strength training: the suicide grip

Self-tutoring about weight training: the tutor explores his curiosity about the suicide grip. The suicide grip – known also as the false grip or thumbless grip – is thought to be dangerous because the thumb and fingers all curl around

Rep range: changing it up, part II

Self-tutoring about weight training: the tutor continues about changing rep range. Back in my post from November 24, I mention that rotating rep range might be important for increasing the effectiveness of strength training. In fact, strength gains might almost

Weight training with weight loss: what about carbs?

Self-tutoring about diet and health: the tutor inquires about a symptom he’s noticed. My sixteen-year-old is a body builder. A couple months back, I decided to join him. He’s excited to show me what he’s learned about it, and asks

Rep range: is change the key?

Self-tutoring about strength training: the tutor mentions the importance of changing rep range. Rep ranges might be 1-6 (for strength), 8-12 (for growth), and 13 to 20 (for endurance). Yet, the key to best results might be to shift among