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If you read the training articles of your favorite bodybuilding and fitness athletes you’re bound to be a bit confused. Some train each body part once a week, others twice a week and every possible variation between those two extremes. Then, just to drive you a bit nutty, you read that an Olympia competitor with amazing delts only trains them once a month! Does that mean that you should? Not likely. In this article, we’ll explore some of the issues that you should consider when formulating your training split. We

Is there a point in the day that is the optimum time for you to train to maximize your results? If we are asking that question from a metabolic/physiological standpoint, the answer is no. However, from a personal perspective, there are definitely a few things you should consider to determine the best time for YOU to train. PHYSIOLOGICAL/METABOLIC TRAINING TIMING PREFERENCES You’ve probably read some of the same articles that I have discussing why you should train in the morning and others extolling the virtues of training later in the day or

It kills me every time I see it. One person after another shows up at the gym, raring to go. They check in at the front desk, put their gear away and make a beeline for the cardio equipment. Somewhere between 20 and 60 minutes later they drag themselves off that treadmill and on to the gym floor to start the weight training portion of their session. This may be the most common training mistake I have seen in roughly 15 years of training in gyms from New York to

It’s September 12th, the day after the worst act of terrorism in the history of the free world, and my contribution to this month’s issue of Natural Muscle is due. As I began to ponder what topic to address, the idea of writing about sets, reps or calories seemed so unimportant today. Last week it wasn’t and, hopefully, next month those issues will regain some interest. But after being glued to the television for the last 36 hours watching vivid and horrific images from DC and New York, wondering in