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5 Sandbag Strength Training Benefits

5 Sandbag Strength Training Benefits…So I was sitting and thinking: “Why sandbag strength training isn’t really popular nowadays?” Actually two answers came up to my mind. Firstly, sandbag training is really tough. It’s not for all those boys and girls that attend fitness clubs to get social. It’s not for all those fat rich people that are got so¬†used to luxury and comfort that they drive to fitness club to walk on treadmill. And, of course, it’s not for all those close-minded pseudo-bodybuilders that think that nothing works if it’s not a barbell, dumbbells or machines. Secondly, with sandbag training there’s nothing to sell. Well, almost. You need just a bag and sand. Here’s my tutorial on how to make a sandbag.

Sandbag training is not as popular nowadays as it should be. It gives you rough reality check. It shows you how really weak you are. That’s why you need to implement it and get stronger in it. Here’s five reasons you should to do so. Continue reading

Are Calisthenics Optimal for Building Muscle?

Arnold Using Calisthenics to Build MuscleBodyweight strength training was a revelation for me. I was quite ignorant for some time and thought that weight training is a must if your goal is to gain strength and build muscle. When I was introduced to progressive calisthenics, my world turned upside down. It was a golden gem. Now I have solid experience with this kind of training and here’s the question I want to discuss today: is bodyweight strength training optimal for building muscle? Continue reading

The Importance of Variety in Training and Nutrition

Variety in Training and NutritionVariety is the spice of life. This sentence couldn’t describe much clearer the importance of variety in life. Human is created this way. Boredom and plateaus are direct results of lack of variety. It’s something simple and everybody should understand this but sometimes you have to remind yourself even such simple things. I was ignoring variety in training and nutrition for a long time. You know, this hardcore attitude. “I don’t give a shit. I will just attack this exercise more” or “I will stick with this menu for more days”. But this doesn’t work in real life. Believe me, you’ll hit a plateau someday. And the worst thing you can do is to continue doing the same thing. It would be great to train in the same set/rep scheme or eat same foods and get infinite results but this simply isn’t true. Continue reading

High-Protein Diet on a Budget

How to Create Cheap High-Protein DietIf you’re hard training athlete or just an ordinary fitness enthusiast that is trying to gain strength, build muscle and lose fat, high-protein diet would probably be the best option for you (of course, if you have no kidney diseases). But have you ever wondered how the hell you are supposed to follow high-protein diet and don’t spend all your income on it? How to make it happen? I’ll try to answer these questions in the post and show you on my own example how I made high-protein diet more affordable for me here in Ukraine. Continue reading

Twice-a-Day Training. Sleep

ArnoldHere are some of my recent thoughts and experiment results I’d like to share.

Twice-a-Day Training

Do you remember Arnold? I consider that he had built one of the best (if not the best) bodies of all time. When I learned that he was training twice a day, I thought: “Holy shit! How was he able to progress?” Well, man obviously knew what he was doing. Continue reading