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How to sculpt a body to be proud of

The fact that you’ve started reading this article means that you have the desire to transform your body – so I’ll dispense with the usual “goal-setting” process process.

Action doesn’t happen without first the initial desire. Maybe you’ve got photos set aside, or at least look at photos of people who have the “look” that you’d like.

Having a clear image of what you’d like to look like coupled with a strong desire will help you get through the tough times. Let’s assume you possess this desire, which is why you have read this far.

What you now need is the process and the tools to make it happen. Read more

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New muscle growth techniques: technology that merges with weight lifting

This series of articles (March – April 2015) covers the science of muscle development for physique transformation, and the coupling of technology with new training techniques for faster gains. Each article slowly builds upon the information from the previous)

You might be able to relate to this.You’ve been training a while and gains were good at first – the weights were going up and you could see the changes in your physique almost on a weekly basis. Then it all plateaued.

Or possibly you have been training a few years and on previous diet attempts, found yourself heading quickly to the weight you were at before bulking up. In other words, despite the weight gain over the last year, it seems that not much of it was muscle?

Unfortunately, this is a common problem. Things just seem to slow down or stop. Well let me tell you something – there’s hope. Read more

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Using technology to support your training to achieve peak performance and gains

This series of articles (March – April 2015) covers the science of muscle development for physique transformation, and the coupling of technology with new training techniques for faster gains. Each article slowly builds upon the information from the previous)

The brick example and the work (or earning rate) in the last post can be related to the gym such that the more money you earn would be similar to the more muscle-growth you “earn”. As promised, we will now relate this more directly to your training in the gym. Consider – where a pro athlete might do 12 repetitions with 100kg for 4 sets – their total work is 12 x 100 x 4 = 4,800 kg-reps. If they do this in 8 minutes, their Work rate is 600 kg-reps per minute.

If, in the same 8 minutes, you lift 10 reps x 50kg for 3 sets, your Work is 10 x 50 x 3 = 1,500 kg-reps. And since it took 8 minutes, your work rate is just under 200 kg-reps pre minute (compared to their 600).

It’s not quite as straight forward as in the simple calculations above. We can clarify it here and show where technology can help you. Read more

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How technology advances our training techniques for results

This series of articles (March – April 2015) covers the science of muscle development for physique transformation, and the coupling of technology with new training techniques for faster gains. Each article slowly builds upon the information from the previous)

Most people are training “blind” – I was one of them. Let me explain.

Weightlifting and bodybuilding have, to date, only focused on the sets, reps and weights. And while you may be diligent and write everything down, this is simply not enough. We’ve only bee able to record half of the data that is crucial to success. Read more