I got asked this question recently and answered it with a video. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vOdwzC5dM There are two main things you can do: Eat like a horse Work out like a horse There are more things involved, such as getting enough sleep and focusing on big, whole body exercises such as the deadlift, the … Continue reading How can a skinny guy put on muscle?
This is a second whole body workout I wanted to share with you (here's my first one). I reached new maxes in this workout on the clean and press, deadlift and t-bar rows. I did the following exercises: Good Mornings Clean and Press Deadlifts T-Bar Rows New maxes: New max on the clean and press: … Continue reading A whole body workout II
During this workout, I trained my legs with the following exercises: Front Squats (5-6 sets) Regular Squats (1-2 sets) Leg Extensions (5-6 sets) Hamstring Curls on the exercise ball (both legs and one leg at a time) Leg Presses (4 sets) Donkey Calf Raises (3 sets) Sitting Calf Raises (2 sets) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrkNIR8p7LQ I also (unexpectedly) … Continue reading A leg workout
Here's a recent arms workout I did, filmed by Ligia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePfJCCcy74s I performed the following exercises: Warmed up with standing dumbbell curls, followed by regular sets of the same, Triceps rope extensions, Standing curls with preacher bar, Dips, Concentration curls, Alternate sets of prone and supine triceps pulldowns and My original variation on one-arm preacher … Continue reading An arms workout
Here's one of my chest workouts, captured on video by Ligia recently. I warmed up with standing cable flyes, followed by the workout, which consisted of incline dumbbell presses, dips, machine chest presses, lying cable flies and incline dumbbell flyes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb0hjqju-bk I talked about each exercise in various detail, giving advice gleaned from my experience. At … Continue reading A chest workout
Want to see me work out at the gym? Ligia filmed me during a recent workout, the first after taking a 1-month break due to travel and business. It was a whole body workout where I warmed up on the roman chair, then did the clean & press, pull-ups and stiff-legged deadlifts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUAXF3kB0o In-between the … Continue reading A whole body workout
First I'd like to say this: for those of you uninterested in bodybuilding and wondering why I write about the subject on my site, it's for three reasons: I began weight training in 1994-95 and am still passionate about it, many years later. My interest in weight training and bodybuilding pre-dates this website by about … Continue reading My progress from December 2012 to March 2013
Those of you who've only followed my website for a few years or less may not know it from the current content, but the very first set of articles I wrote online were about exercise and bodybuilding, back in 2001. Go ahead, browse through my archives to see what I mean. Given that I've started … Continue reading My Wonder Smoothie Recipe
In August of 2001, around the 1-year anniversary of my website, I wrote two articles. The first was titled "How to Keep Your Exercise Goals" and the second, "Finding the Right Resolve for Exercise". I wrote the articles after working out seriously and regularly for over 7 years (at the time), so the insights I … Continue reading Let’s change the way we think about Training to Failure
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who remains one of my heroes in spite of his (old and recent) shortcomings, once gave this speech, where he outlined his six rules for success. Trust yourself Break some rules Don't be afraid to fail Ignore the naysayers Work very hard Give something back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJ4hbkLiY0 Right on, Arnold!