What do you do when you can no longer add weight to the bar? Do you ever feel like your progress has stalled, gone stale, and growth is hardly noticeable anymore? It’s time to make changes to your training regimen! In this article, you’ll learn more about progression and periodization, and how it affects physique athletes.

Posted: December 17, 2018
Author: Josh Bradshaw

Defining your primary goal is very important when either creating your own training program, or looking for one that will optimize your progress and take all the guesswork out of it. If you want to develop the most aesthetic physique possible, and your primary goal is to put on muscle, a well-designed hypertrophy program is going to be key!

Posted: August 17, 2018
Author: Christopher Barakat, MS

Whether you’re trying to build arms that would be considered weapons of mass destruction or just want to ‘tone’ your triceps and reduce that arm jiggle, training your triceps is going to be key! The triceps have much more growth potential than the biceps, and chances are everything you’ve been taught is heavily misguided…

Posted: May 25, 2018
Author: Christopher Barakat, MS

Every year I get tons of messages from those asking for tips on how to approach nutrition and training during Ramadan. Millions of practicing Muslims around the world partake in their intense Holy Fasting practice. In this article, I explain how to approach your nutrition and training so that you stay on track with your goals!

Posted: May 19, 2018
Author: Christopher Barakat, MS

Building Muscle & Losing Fat…Everyone’s dream right? I brought Chris Elkins into the Human Performance Lab where I work at the University of Tampa for a DEXA scan and we wanted to see how his body composition has changed over the past year. In this article, we’ll see how he was able to lose fat while building muscle…

Posted: April 27, 2018
Author: Christopher Barakat, MS

I’ve heard this many times – training tempo isn’t important – the most important thing is total volume. This would mean that performing 3×10 reps with 20 pounds is essentially equal, regardless of how it’s performed, the tempo utilized, and the total time under tension.  In this article, your going to learn why that is not true…

Posted: March 24, 2018
Author: Christopher Barakat, MS