If you’re a beginner just starting or started with strength training, then rep-schemes should be the least of your concerns. Stick to 5x5. Universally across most domains this just works best. Get good at the specific movements and get strong! Your progress will be way faster and way more unpredictable than any rep-scheme could predict. … Continue reading Wave loading – a different rep-scheme for strength
Preparing for a competition in most sports should be so simple, yet so many people get it wrong - even experienced athletes. This great quote says it all: You can’t win a competition in the last week of preparation - but you CAN lose it! People suddenly get worried that they haven’t done everything right, … Continue reading Competition preparation do’s and dont’s
Oh the famous abs… So many hopeful aspirees, so many teachers and so few victorious in their quest. What I’ll share of course is the easy, no work all magic pill that transforms your sexy curvy stomach into a flat, tight 6-pack. You’ll only have to work once a year for 3 seconds, so that … Continue reading Best bodyweight exercises for abs
I originally planned to write a single post on some of the downsides of bodyweight routines, but as I started collecting notes and writing I realised that it was probably better to write individual posts, each focusing on areas where bodyweight routines seems to be inferior or at least needs some attention to compete with … Continue reading Downsides of bodyweight routines: back muscles
How do you get to sleep normally while taking pre-workout supplements? Some people do not experience any problems, but for a lot of people preworkout supplements messes with their sleep. The easy way to avoid this of course is to just skip the pre-workout altogether, but I know from my own experience how tough this … Continue reading Reduce pre-workout supplement sleep problems
If you are a professional athlete that lives of your training, this article is not for you. If you on the other hand have a lot of things going in your life but still prioritize your training, then this sure is for you. Minimum effective dose is an expression primarily used in medicine. It’s kind … Continue reading Minimum effective dose in training
When it comes to fat loss, it is no secret that I am a big fan of HIIT. I want the biggest effect, crammed into the least amount of time. Doing an hour worth of cardio on a treadmill, crosstrainer, or anything similar is way too boring for me. It may yield some good results … Continue reading Intensity Build Up Running (IBUR)
Do you enter your gym with the mindset of having to just get through your workout, in order to get the hell out of there again? Do you feel like you just have to have been there, in order to fulfill your promises to yourself? Then welcome to mediocrity. It is better than staying at … Continue reading Visualize yourself owning the workout
So what is the best HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout? Is there a thing as the universal best - of course not. ‘Best’ will always be in the context of the person and his or her individual goals. But even with this in mind, I will still give you what in my opinion could … Continue reading Best HIIT workout?
One of the most important factors behind a good workout, is energy and a focused mind. One of the most important factors behind muscle growth and enhanced performance is adequate sleep. But could your pursuit of a good workout be limiting your ability to get a good nights sleep? I can’t really recall when I … Continue reading Trouble sleeping because of pre-workout supplements?