The mini Encyclopedia of choosing a PT to rocket you to success

So if the article “Could a Personal Trainer accelerate your results in one of these 5 ways”  has opened your mind to possibly engaging a PT, even for a short while to learn some tips and accelerate your knowledge a year or two rather than the long hard route of self-discovery, the question is then one of how to find a good PT from the masses that the academies are churning out these days. Read more

A Scientific “Black-Box” Approach To Training – For Faster Results

In a previous article, we saw how the typical classifications of body types are very broad and over-simplified, missing some important elements that relate to physical performance and development potential – and so are the assumptions on how training should be structured.

It is not that simple as a few “body-types” because there are many factors that interact to deliver the final result – i.e. the look of the body, the performance of the muscles. Yes, it is possible to create very broad categories and each person may “fit” to some degree into groups where performance is somewhat predictable. But, this can be a very misleading assumption.

We saw that we need to consider all the factors that contribute to a muscle’s performance and size to better understand how muscles are likely to be stimulated and adaptive response is optimized.

There are many elements in a “muscle-system” and we considered the primary building blocks of a muscle system that contribute to its size, shape, and performance: Read more

Muscle Details – Factors That Could Be Holding You Back

Muscle Details – Factors That Could Be Holding Back Your Training and Your Ideal Physique

Like many others, you train hard and are making some progress, but would you like it to be quicker. There are others who seem to be getting superior results. Or, possibly your results are at the upper echelon but you wonder if they could be even better?

It comes down to whether you are loading your muscles and all of their constituent performance elements, to an optimized level where they become stressed to the point of having to adapt.

For decades now, in various books, magazines, and seminars, the common mantra is that you should train according to your genetics. Read more