Muscle Building Training & Tips

23 – Joe Bennett: Proper exercise selection, muscle activation techniques and the holy grail of muscle building.

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By |2019-01-03T11:42:26-03:00June 5th, 2017|

Understanding Each Training Phase to Optimize Muscle Gain and Body Composition

There are four main phases of training that you must periodize for optimal growth and body composition. Yes, they lie on a continuum and there can be some overlap depending on how your training is set up, but here are the basics of each so that you understand the demands they place on your [...]

By |2017-06-14T08:04:25-03:00May 29th, 2017|

How to Determine When to Switch Your Training Phase

If your physique and performance is a chain, each of the training phase is like a link in that chain. By improving upon one of them, it will benefit the others. For those interested in making progress as fast as possible, knowing when you reach a point of diminishing returns in your current training phase [...]

By |2017-06-13T12:15:27-03:00May 29th, 2017|

Lagging Muscle Groups: Seek the Holy Grail or… go back to school?

By Gabriele Trapani MI40 Italian Ambassador Even though we may make a concerted effort in our sweaty workouts, we all have certain muscle groups that are more resistant and difficult in terms of growth: thanks to certain basic training practices, we can still get good results   Genetics Even though we may make a concerted [...]

By |2017-05-28T12:54:16-03:00January 21st, 2016|

Expert Advice: Hypertrophy and Strength Periodization Programming (Part 2)

Don't miss Part 1 here Pulling it All Together and Where to Start If you've been training for strength pounding away in the 3-5 rep range at 85% of 1 Rep Max and up, or if you've just finished a peaking phase, you need to train for hypertrophy.  You need to spend some time in [...]

By |2017-04-15T22:11:01-03:00November 19th, 2015|

Expert Advice (updated): Hypertrophy and Strength Periodization Programming (Part 1)

Where does hypertrophy training fit into a strength athlete’s training cycle?  For strength athletes, or for those who just want to get stronger for that matter, the majority of information leans itself towards meet peaking/meet prep training cycles.  But that is only a piece of the puzzle.  The use of hypertrophy training during the [...]

By |2017-04-15T22:11:08-03:00November 16th, 2015|

Intro to Coach Adam & Boss of Bosses Meet (Part 1)

MI40 Strength Coach Adam Miller here. This is an intro into the world of powerlifting, and how we can apply the MI40 principles to get stronger, faster... Strength is just as much a skill (like hypertrophy training) as it is about how much muscle mass you have. Just having a lot of muscle isn't enough [...]

By |2016-10-18T13:34:35-03:00November 10th, 2015|

Why Nutritional Micro-Cycles Build Muscle Faster

In the first article of this series we looked at 5 ways the traditional bulking diet is a waste of time, even downright unhealthy. In the second, we broke down the science behind hormones – how a bulk negatively affects insulin management and ways bulking can get you fatter instead of bigger. We wrapped [...]

By |2017-04-14T13:50:37-03:00January 27th, 2015|