Build Muscle, Fitness, Health

Why bodybuilders are more jacked than powerlifters…

Most people who are familiar with strength sports have probably heard the argument that powerlifters are stronger than bodybuilders. And there’s good reason for this. Powerlifters can move a ton of iron…literally!

Add to this the fact that you don’t see bodybuilders competing in powerlifting competitions very often, and this argument starts to gain traction. Yet despite this, bodybuilders remain the most muscular human beings on the planet, hands down.

So this raises the question: why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters when powerlifters can out lift bodybuilders in the big three lifts?

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Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Fitness, Growth Hormone, Health, Lactic Acid

Can Lactic Acid build-up during exercise promote Fat Loss?

There’s all sorts of training theories out there for building muscle and strength. Some of these include High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)Periodization, 5X5, German Volume Training (10X10), Max-OT…I can go on but what’s the point?

The point is that there is one that you may not have heard of. It’s called “Lactic Acid Training” and it’s used by athletes who are looking to burn fat while gaining muscle and endurance. Basically, it involves pushing your body to its limit using resistance training.

Sounds simple enough, right? Sure. But what’s really interesting is how our bodies respond to this type of training. We all know that we get out what we put into our workout. But what if we could trigger our bodies to give us a boost above and beyond what we would normally get from our workout? Well that’s exactly what lactic acid training is designed to do.

So how does it work?

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Exercise, Fitness, Health, Muscle-Up, Upper-Body

How To Perform A Muscle-Up..

Muscle-Ups are one of those magical compound exercises that manage to target almost every muscle in the upper body – core, back, biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders and forearms – all in a single move. Essentially the muscle-up is a pull-up transitioned into a straight bar dip.

BARSTARZZ has a great YouTube video describing the proper technique for performing a muscle up…

TheMuscleBar explains how to progressively build up to the Muscle-Up through a series of simpler exercises.

Alarm Clock, Circadian Rhythm, Health, Sleep

Wake up without an alarm..

What if you could get exactly the right amount of sleep every night and wake up feeling refreshed without the gut wrenching sound of an alarm blaring in your ear? That’d be pretty awesome, right?

Well, with a little effort that dream can become a reality. The key lies in our body’s natural circadian rhythm (this is what makes us feel sleepy or alert depending on the time of day). By tapping into our body’s natural clock we can allow ourselves to awake naturally when our body is ready, avoiding any interruptions in our deeper sleep cycles. Sleep.org has the full story.