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Giant Sets for Hypertrophy

Giant Sets have become known as a Hypertrophy method. Technically, based on the length of the set, its not a hypertrophy method though. Sets of a length of 40 to 70 seconds with a load that is close to maximum or the maximum are defined as strengthtraining for hypertrophy. Technically Giant[…]

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Grip Strength is an excellent Indicator of Health and Age

In the article „Anti Aging, Biomarkers & Strength Training“ I have looked at muscle mass and muscle strength being an excellent indicator of biological age. Another study published in the American Journal of Medicine has gone even more in detail and shown that grip strength is an indicator for mortality[…]

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The Floor Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Raise – short GHR – is an exercise done on a GHR machine where the feet are locked and the lower legs is fixed in horizontal position while the thighs are supported. Each rep starts at the top, first the knees are extended, then the hip will[…]

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3 Things, that I have learned from Juan Carlos Simo

Around 2009 I have heard the first time of a group of Trainers from the Dominican Republic, their „Maestro“ Juan Carlos Simo and their enthusiasm, passion and hunger for good training. Juan Carlos is known to produce big and strong girls and guys. Girls that can do 18 chinups. Guys that[…]

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Volume Training like Serge Nubret

Serge Nubret is a successful bodybuilder and actor from the 70s. And he was known for his unconventional approach to training. Back then there were basically 3 groups of training philosophies in bodybuilding. There were some bodybuilder that built their physiques by a low-volume high-intensity high-loads approach like Mike Mentzer[…]

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The Petersen Split Squat

The Petersen Split Squat is one of two Split Squat variations that I use were the rear leg is the primary mover. In the case of the  Petersen Split Squat the primary task of the exercise is to activate the Vastus medialis The Petersen Split Squat is named after Canadian[…]

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Functional Hypertrophy is King

Functional Hypertrophy is a term that I often use. The main reason for that is the importance of Functional Hypertrophy for success in strengthtraining. And its importance makes Functional Hypertrophy a cornerstone of my work as a strength coach. What is Functional Hypertrophy? The term consists of two words whose[…]

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Why Crossfit is not as bad as many think

Crossift has been one of the greatest trends in the Fitness world in the last two decades. Crossfit is based on the idea of becoming good at everything – of becoming the fittest. Crossfit involves aerobic endurance work, lactic acid conditioning work, strength work with barbells, gymnastics elements such as[…]

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