Here’s another quote from former pro bodybuilder Mike Mentzer that’s especially pertinent today… [Read more…]
I’ve ranted about the workout-recovery moving target: Your best number of sets per week and optimal intensity for hypertrophy can vary… [Read more…]
In last Monday’s newsletter, I had a quote from Mike Mentzer on how steroids significantly enhance recovery for faster muscle growth… [Read more…]
Here’s another interesting quote from Mike Mentzer on steroids and recovery (John Balik photo)… [Read more…]
Mike Mentzer was a proponent of the pre-exhaustion method—using an isolation exercise prior to a multi-joint, or compound, move. For example, using cable flyes prior to decline presses.
Another is eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney. Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview (photo by Art Zeller)… [Read more…]
Mike Mentzer’s training concepts work for many bodybuilders. Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates trained in that style… [Read more…]
So training to all-out failure does get to the most fast-twitch fibers, but it also produces the most stress and damage, specifically on the last rep… [Read more…]
In the last training newsletter I said that volume, intensity, frequency and choosing the correct exercises are all factors governing damage that produces overtraining… [Read more…]
Mike Mentzer’s quote on overtraining in Monday’s Mass Mantra newsletter is thought provoking…
He, along with some researchers, believe that it can lead to serious illness, such as heart disease and cancer, if it’s prolonged… [Read more…]
It’s becoming more clear that training efficiency that avoids damaging your joints and muscles is best for the fastest mass gains as well as for your future health.
Here’s a quote from high-intensity advocate and former pro bodybuilder Mike Mentzer on that subject (Wayne Gallasch photo). [Read more…]