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Low Reps or High Reps: What’s Better? – Episode 337

In this episode we will address the question of reps. Should you do high reps or low reps? What’s better for strength gains, muscle growth, and fat loss? Does it vary from person to person? How many reps should you do as a beginner? Intermediate? Advanced lifter?  Is age a consideration? What about per muscle group?  Should you train the calves with the same rep range as the shoulders?  What if some muscles are predominantly fast twitch, and others are slow twitch? Does that change the recommendation? What load and rep range produces the best results?  And should you take… continue reading.

How to Build Muscle Olympic Style: Part 2

In part one of this series we discussed how to build muscle like the always-jacked-big-biceps-and-triceps sporting male gymnasts. In part two we are going to address the other most muscular athletes at the summer Olympics, the sprinters. If you took a survey of most average guys I am willing to bet that 99.9% of them would choose to look like an Olympic sprinter over just about any other physique option you gave them. Lean muscular and athletic looking; what could be better than that? I would even go so far as to… continue reading.