Marathon Muscle – Mental Toughness

mental toughness

“Mental Toughness is essential to success.” – Vince Lombardi It’s been a while since I have posted an update.  I’ve been swamped with work, starting most days at 9am and walking off the soccer field at 9pm.  Managing an hour and a half journey home, writing is the last thing on my mind.  I’m not …

Marathon Muscle – Can you build muscle while training endurance?

Marathon

“When someone says you can’t, turn around and say “watch me”” – Anon Like most skinny fella’s, I was an endurance athlete as a kid.  I use the term ‘athlete’ loosely.  I wasn’t part of a track team or a cross country team.  Spending time at a running club wasn’t an option due to family …

12 Week Muscle Builder. Weeks 9-10 – Make or Break Drop Sets

Drop sets

“The mind always fails first, not the body.  The secret is to make your mind work for you, not against you.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Drop sets are a form of training that take muscles to absolute failure.  Though they do nothing for strength gains (highly advised against athletes adopting this technique), they do wonders for …

12 Week Muscle Builder – Weeks 5-8. Ramp up the Intensity.

Intensity

“Stimulate growth with intensity, load and isolation, then go home to grow.” – Dorian Yates One thing I remember about doing the 12 week muscle builder previously, is that despite the build up in volume during first half of the program, nothing could have prepared me for the intensity that was required during the final …

The Skinny Fella on Bigger Arms: 5 things you need to know

Bigger arms

“The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her 2 tickets to the gun show” – Ron Burgundy Experience tells me that the above statement is nonsense.  That said, what skinny fella has not dreamed of turning his pea shooters into full on bazooka’s?!  I’ve stated on more than one occasion, the …

12 Week Muscle Builder – Weeks 3 & 4 Review. Life in the Way

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“Sometimes, life gets in your way.  It gets all up in your damn way.” – Colleen Hoover When committing to a program like the 12 week muscle builder, you have to go all in.  Results will come regardless, but to achieve the maximum it requires an immense level of intensity each and every workout.  For …

12 Week Muscle Builder – Weeks 1 & 2 Review. Reps Ahoy

Muscle builder

Previously, when I have finished a workout program, I feel the need to take a week off.  I find this break allows me to mentally prepare for the next challenge.  However, after completing the Modern Phyique program, I felt I need to jump straight back into things.  I wasn’t challenged enough.  I didn’t feel the …