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  • difference between toning and building

    The Difference Between Toning & Building Muscle

    There must be thousands of men who would love to possess an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like body. However...

  • Rest between sets

    Rest Between Sets

    Learn more about this integral, yet often overlooked element of your training programme By Pedro Van...

  • One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and professional athletes is a preparatory period of exercise called base training.

    Build your base

    One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and pro...

  • Swim For Your Life

    Swimming is an easy, low-intensity way to tone up and to manage your weight says Ceri Hannan, Nation...

  • The Contrast Protocol: Training techniques to build more muscle and power

    The Contrast Protocol

    Contrast protocol training consists of performing a heavy loaded exercise set followed by an unloade...

Finish strong

Effective workout finishers to accelerate results

The dreaded workout 'finisher' is usually a compound movement performed at the end of a workout, with both intensity and volume, to help boost your metabolism, stimulate additional growth, and fully deplete each muscle.

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Training splits probed

Training splits probed - Full body vs body-split routines

Some athletes swear by total-body routines that allow you to train a muscle as frequently as possible whereas others support a traditional body part split where you train a muscle once per week. A recent study probed the effect of training frequency of these two different splits on muscular adaptations in a controlled experiment. Brad Schoenfeld and his team took ...

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