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Ladies! Lift some weights!

Posted by Bryan Hamann on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Fat Burning Workouts 


“But I really don’t want to get big muscles, I’m just looking to lose a bit of weight and tone.” 

 This is what I hear so many people say when they ask me for advice of how to get in shape, and I tell them they should ditch the elliptical trainer and hit the weight-room.  

Yip, I’m afraid it’s mostly the ladies who say this, but there are some guys who give me this response too.

This is a big myth. Most people think that if they just touch a dumbbell or barbell they’ll end up ge…
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Push ups Part 3: Elevated 1-arm push ups.

Posted by Bryan Hamann on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : Exercises 

If you’ve been following the push up training series, you’ll know that both Part 1 and Part 2 have been leading you up to this point, where you are ALMOST about ready to do one arm push ups. If you have followed the guidelines and advice laid out in Part 1 and 2, then you should be ready for these.

Part 2 laid out the lever push up. Before you attempt elevated one arm push ups, make sure you can do at least 12-15 reps for 2-3 sets PER ARM with lever push ups. 

Do not rush into these, rather ma…

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‘Greasing the Groove’: A strength boosting technique

Posted by Bryan Hamann on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : Training concepts and techniques 

I’ve recently started using a relatively unknown and unconventional training technique. For those stuck in a rut with their training or trying to break through a plateau, this will be very useful for you too. The technique is known as ‘greasing the groove’, or if you prefer the more technical term, synaptic facilitation.

The man responsible for pioneering the ‘grease the groove’ technique is Pavel Tsatsouline, one 
of the world’s premier strength and conditioning coaches and former …

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