YPSI – Wolfgang Unsoeld

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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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The 400m Sprint Myth, Fat Loss & the Cori Cycle

A 400m sprint is often called one of the best ways to loose fat. 400m sprinters are athletes with a very low body fat percentage which confirms this statement from a purely observational point of view. The high lactic acid production of a 400m sprint is often mentioned here as[…]

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3 Things that I have learned in 2018

Since 2018 is over, its time for a recap. Its been a very busy year again, seeing 40 to 60 clients every week, releasing 4 books and teaching on the road in Berlin, Munich, Hasselt, Brugge, London, Sao Paulo, Melbourne and Sydney. As in every year there were many new[…]

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3 Things I have learned from Rudolf Pflugfelder

Rudolf Pflugfelder is a former Russian weightlifter who has won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a former Russian weightlifting coach who produced many Olympic Champions, World Champions and trained athletes that broke over 200 world records. When he started out weightlifting he was working in[…]

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The Lemon Acid Alkaline Challenge Test

The Acid Alkaline Balance has been a hot topic for years. Normalizing acid in the body is absolutely critical for you to be healthy, vital and to make fast progress in the gym. Whats often overlooked is that the body is very efficient at normalizing acid alkaline balance by itself.[…]

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