TRAINING MUSCLE GROUPS – TRICEPS

Training Muscle Groups Series  – TRICEPS   ANATOMY  The Triceps muscle are made up of three different heads; Long Head, Medial Head and Lateral Head, all of which are responsible for extension of the elbow, and in the case of the Long Head, is also involved as a shoulder extensor due to its biarticular nature. The Lateral head is located on the outer portion of the arm and is quite often the easiest of the triceps heads to develop (most …

Frequency of Training: Is There a Best Way?

The following article on frequency of training is a series of excerpts Nick Mitchell contributed to a Men’s Health article (July 2011) on the best exercise protocols for differing frequencies of training. Frequency of Training: One workout a week I took a different tack from what MH originally wanted for a one session a week frequency of training, and looked at a very basic full body weights routine.  This is assuming muscle building, rather than fitness or fat loss is …

The Only Workout You Will Ever Need!

This article on the one best workout for fat loss and muscle building was originally written by Nick Mitchell for AskMen.com in 2007 a few months after a particularly horrible Charles Poliquin training session… At my London personal training gym we specialise in workouts that will hand your arse to you on a plate. Sweat drenched bodies crumpled up in broken heaps in the corner of the gym are a common site as we know that this is the only …

Breaking Strength Training Plateaus

The plateau effect occurs in strength training when one can no longer see improvements in their training intensity (as defined by _weight lifted”) or volume. The body cannot adapt to the attempted progression in overload and as a result strength stagnates and improvements in performance and aesthetics cease to occur. From the elite lifter to the novice fitness enthusiast a plateau can be both frustrating and de-motivating. If we are not progressively overloading the muscles with weight, reps, sets or …

The Top 5 Ways to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone is a much maligned thing. An excess of it is blamed on all sorts of aggressive, anti social behaviour, and even the poor old prostate unjustly points it’s finger at testosterone for all it’s problems in later life. True, the irrationalities of our youth can sometimes be blamed on a wild excess of testosterone, but a lack of wisdom and life experience also has more than a little to do with it too. And let’s not forget the vim …

Stress Beating Workouts

I believe in the power of positive thinking. There should be no room in our lives for either negative thoughts or negative people. However, we also need to live in the here and now, and right at this moment in time life can be pretty tough and stressful. We are living in startling times – record property declines, record stock market falls, rapidly rising unemployment, and the only growth business is in debt consolidation! The news is full of doom …