Ok it's time to reveal our secret to muscle growth... You ready for it? Well actually it's pretty simple, the secret to muscle growth is following a professionally designed training program that's been developed specifically to help you build more muscle! The secret comes in the program, and the magic [...]
This month we’ve been focused on the keys to more muscle growth and today we’ve arrived at the final piece of the puzzle: supplements. While there are a ton of hyper-marketed products on store shelves these days, at Strong Athlete we like to keep things simple. Our criteria for using [...]
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focused on the Laws of Muscle Growth. In week 1 we covered the importance of calories, week 2 was all about protein and in week 3 we learned about HARD vs SMART training. Now, picking up heavy objects and putting them down repeatedly [...]
This installment of our series on muscle growth starts with a question. Are you training H.A.R.D. or S.M.A.R.T? By HARD I mean Hopeless, Archaic, Reckless and Dangerous! Unfortunately, many athletes fall into this category and it really hurts their progress. Let's break things down further. Hopeless A HARD training athlete simply goes into the gym [...]
One of the most important pieces of the puzzle to help you reach your musclebuilding goal is protein. Protein is essential for repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue, as well as for overall good health. Some of the key benefits of optimal protein intake include: Increased muscle growth Increased strength and [...]
If I had a dollar for the number of times I’ve been asked “How do I build more muscle?” I would be retired on a beach and spending 8 hours a day learning the guitar with my son :) The musclebuilding conversation between athlete and coach usually goes something [...]
Coach G demonstrates the proper technique for performing the single leg press. This is a great exercise for targeting the quads and glutes. We frequently program unilateral or single limb exercises to correct strength imbalances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3OMz8v-5w
In this post, I’d like to share with you a few of the books that have really impacted me as an athlete and coach over the years. Add one or all of these to your collection – you’ll be happy you did. Enjoy!
Most of you reading this are interested in getting stronger and looking better while getting stronger. To help you out, we've compiled a quick list of a few of our favorite keys to build a seriously strong squat. Add these to your routine and then get back under the bar and start moving some iron!
This shoulder shocker is focused on muscle growth. We want to focus on moving and squeezing the muscle more so than just moving the weight. Here's a little killer tri-set that we love to use on our athletes!
Let's be honest, everyone wants a lean set of six pack abs and anyone who says they don't is lying! Read on to discover the simplest, most effective exercise to build six-pack abs.
One subject in the fitness community that is the source of more confusion and misinformation is carbohydrates. We’re sure you’ve heard someone say at least one of the following: “Never eat carbs after 6 p.m.” “Stay away from all sugars if you want to get lean.” “Carbs will make [...]
Casandra Bella, Miss Chin Bikini 2012, trains back and abs with Coach PK of Team Strong Athlete just days before her National debut at the IFBB World Qualifier in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Look out for an exclusive interview with Casandra in an upcoming feature on Strong-Athlete.com. Feature video below: httpv://youtu.be/eROT42oLGgU [...]
|By Team Strong Athlete| Team Strong Athlete's Kate Mitchell swept the women's physique division at the OPA Cobourg Naturals. This was Kate's second victory in as many shows. Kate will compete next in Figure at the Ontario Championships on June 1st. Check out the photo gallery below: Team Strong [...]
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has got to be the hardest working man in Hollywood these days. Strong-Athlete's all-time favorite WWE superstar and action hero has no less than four feature films debuting this year. The first, Snitch, which hit theaters in February, sees The Rock battling a drug cartel to save the [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| You know the conversation, “Oh, you workout? How much do you bench press?” It’s a conversation that pops up all too often; people find out that you workout and all of a sudden they have to know how much you bench. It’s a barometer of [...]
|By: Nassim Jebran| It’s happened to us all at one point in our lifting careers; you get aches, pains and you don't lift as much as you would like to and put yourself in a position where there is a serious risk for injury all by doing one thing: Squatting. [...]
|By: Nicole Ettorre CAT(C), BAHSc (AT), BPhEd| Whether you are a weekend warrior or a highly competitive athlete, you have likely experienced or come in contact with someone who has suffered from some sort of knee pain. Knee injuries, especially to those who are physically active, have become increasingly [...]
It’s that time again. It’s a new year and there is no better time to set a new fitness goal for yourself and stick to it. To help you along the way, we've outlined a 5-step nutrition guide that we give to all first-time clients, no matter if they are just looking [...]
|By: Alex Carnall| Probably more common than any injury in my experience has been clients presenting with low-back pain. There are tons of “rules of thumb” expressed as common knowledge or coaching cues that hold no more than face validity and are actually hurting people instead of protecting them. Since [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| Typically, my tone is humorous. This time is different. I will be touching on some fairly serious topics that effect a good chunk of our readership. Let’s be honest, cancer touches everyone – athlete or not. On our site, we have interviewed Joanne Williams who [...]
Bodybuilding fans and fitness enthusiasts of all levels will be pleased to hear that 2013 will be the debut of Generation Iron, a feature length documentary about modern day professional bodybuilding. This film is essentially a follow up to the cult classic Pumping Iron, which introduced the world to future [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| Tonight, the Strong-Athlete crew will be at the Score Fighting Series 7 in Hamilton, Ontario covering the action, jab by jab. Part of our commitment to our readership is to provide quality content. As such, we will be trying something new this weekend; we will be providing [...]
|By Big Jeff Pearce| If you think that the UFC is the only game in town, you’re wrong; the Score Fighting Series throws down this Friday, November 23rd, 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario at the Hamilton Place Theatre. The promotion is looking to sell out Hamilton Place for the third [...]
|By Alex Carnall| Before I dive into what my five best leg exercises let me make a bit of a disclaimer. Understand that this article is written from my own perspective. I work with athletes who need a holistic, more functional (vs. structural) approach to their training. That’s not [...]
|By Anita Kus-Roberts| I recently joined a new gym. The salesman offered his standard rant about the benefits of personal training and their brand of selectorized weight equipment and why I should buy into their training packages. Tuning out his sales pitch, my glazed over and wandered to a box [...]
|By Alex Carnall| If I could master time travel and talk to the 18 year old version of me about training, I’d probably save myself the trip. Like any other young lifter, I was convinced I held the key to untold success under the bar. I watched others with a [...]
| By Vince Pe | Strong-Athlete proudly profile's Tina Goinarov. One of our industry's hardest working and most dedicated individuals, I had the pleasure of finding out more about Tina and how she got involved to the sport we all love. Regularly helping our industry's most predominant athletes such as Mboya [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| I was farting around on Facebook one day when I saw a status update that had found its way onto my Newsfeed. It was by a woman named Sara-Clare Lajeunesse and this is the update and picture I saw: “Never give up on yourself. [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| SARS Like Virus & Immune Boosters: Recently, I was doing some of what you youngsters affectionately call ‘surfing the internets’ and I happened upon some interesting stuff. One of the first things that I stumbled upon was that there was a small resurgence of a SARS [...]