What makes a repetition stimulating?
Perhaps you have already heard something like “effective repetitions”, “stimulating reps” or “junk reps”. They all refer to the fact that not every repetition of a set is equally efficient to stimulate muscle hypertrophy. To force a muscle to grow, certain key factors have to be met. Continue reading “Five Is The Magic Number”
A minimalistic approach to training.
First of all, I hope you have at least some kind of training plan. If you go to the gym to just get onto some machines you like or that are unoccupied at the moment, that would not be training, that’s just “working out” and as efficient as eating soup with a fork. You need a plan that leads you to your goals and that plan doesn’t have to be fancy! So let’s take a closer look of what every good training plan should include.
Continue reading “Your Training Plan – The Bare Bones”
Welcome to advanced fat loss strategies.
The idea for this blog article (actually the title) came from a good former collegue of mine who is passionate about training and food as we are but is struggling with his weight. This is frustrating especially if you are investing a lot of time and effort in it! He is definitely not alone with it: Stefan and I went through some of the common pitfalls too and did have longer periods where we didn’t make any progress. In this article we collected some of the reasons why your weight loss efforts may not be working as you wish. Continue reading “I Tried Everything Excluding Liposuction But I’m Still Fat”
Doing paired sets might give you better results over time by increasing total work volume done. And it also decreases the time you have to dedicate to working out. A classic win-win situation! Take a look at this study presented to you by the Bayesian Bodybuilding team:
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“Conan, what is most important in training?” I think Arnold would put his sword aside, take a deep look into your eyes and answer with: “Sustainability!” Not very exciting, right? Perhaps it helps if you play the Conan soundtrack while reading this. But still, the ability to work out week after week, month over month, every year without having to pause or suffering any set backs, is of great importance. It allows you to build constant forward momentum and this is where the magic happens. So, how do you achieve this?
Continue reading “The Most Important Factor In Training”
Featuring Stefan‘s Back Double Biceps photographed by Sebastian Räuchle.
Let’s eat and grow!It’s so easy, isn’t it?
Yay, bulking (=being in a calorie surplus to build muscle mass)! What sounds like a dream for many, is in my eyes even more difficult than cutting (=being in a calories deficit to lose fat). Why?
- Finding the balance between gaining muscle and gaining fat: some of us do not like the more “fluffy” look and don’t allow themself to eat enough; others just get into a dreamer bulk (=insane calorie surplus) and gain far too much body fat. The sweet spot inbetween is desirable as too much or too less fat are not favorable for building muscles.
- Hard gainer: you feel like you eat a lot of food but actually you are such a restless person, that it’s simply not enough; or your appetite is low (stress or whatever) and you just can’t eat that much.
Nevertheless, difficult is not impossible and therefore we collected some tips to help you on your gainz journey 😉 .
Continue reading “How To Quickstart Your Muscle Gain Journey”
Congratulations! You have made the choice to invest in your health: not only does losing fat make you look good naked but has also sustainable health benefits, as we already told you here, or for the science nerds here. Nevertheless, you may be overhelmed about the information available: What diet should I follow? Is it bad to eat carbs in the evening? Do I have to do cardio? Or go daily to the gym?
To be honest, it is much easier than you think. Create a calory deficit. How? We help you with some tips.
Continue reading “How To Quickstart A Successful Fat Loss Journey”