The Modern Physique Program – Weeks 3 & 4 Review. Back in the Saddle

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The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic for me.  Combating illness, prepping for the summer with work and working some long weekends has meant updating my progress in the Modern Physique program has taken a back seat.  This isn’t to say I’ve not been completing the workouts.  Quite the contrary.  I’ve have felt …

5 Form Mistakes slowing your Muscular Developments

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As a skinny fella, entering the weight section of the gym can be intimidating and a little emasculating.  I’ve often walked in and seen these huge mountains of men bicep curling more than I can squat.  As a lifelong soccer coach and player, the competitive nature of my personality will rise to the surface when …

Modern Physique – Week 2 Review. Ground Control to Major DOMS

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“Muscle soreness is the new hangover” – Gymaholic I’ve a love-hate relationship with delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).  On one hand, I’ve learned to embrace the feeling of sore muscles the day after a hard workout.  Psychologically, I feel as though I have really pushed myself.  Like a twisted reward for the work I have …

Modern Physique – Week 1 Review. It’s Good to be Back

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“You must do what others don’t, to achieve what other won’t” – Anonymous After taking a week off after completion of the Shortcut to Shred program, it was great to get back in the gym again and start the Modern Physique program.  That feeling of stressing my muscles and putting my body in awkward positions …

Developing the Modern Physique – Preview

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Taking the past week away from lifting any weights has been bliss.  No supplements, no food monitoring, enjoying a Zaxby’s or 2…the good life!  It was excellent timing as well.  I haven’t had chance to fully acclimatize to the time change in the US.  I’ve been working pretty much since I got off the plane …

5 Essential Exercises for Growing Bigger Muscles

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“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson It’s human nature to search for the shortest route to success.  Bill Gates is quoted as saying he would prefer a lazy worker as they would find the quickest way of doing something.  Tim Ferris’ …

Shortcut to Shred – Week 6 Review. Completion

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“Success is a staircase, not a doorway.” – Dottie Walters Having completed a program like this previously, where it culminates after a set period of time, it was accompanied by a sense of loss.  Similar to moving house, a relationship breaking up or leaving a job, that fear of the unknown as to what happens …

Shortcut to Shred – Week 5 Review. Exercise is the saviour

“You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet” – Mark Hyman M.D. Sometimes, despite all of the best intentions in the world, there are times where sticking to a specific plan is not feasible.  There are other times where weaknesses will surface.  This past week of the Shortcut to Shred program saw both …

Shortcut to Shred – Week 4 Review. Face the Pain

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“That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll face the pain no matter what happens.” – Arnold Scharwzenegger The mentality to push through and face the pain while going low carb says a lot about a person.  Combining a low carb diet with intense exercise requires you to …

Maximise your Gains – 5 tips to go from Skinny to Stacked

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“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.” – Bruce Lee Do you ever think that more can be done to maximise your gains?  It took me 15 years to realise everything I was doing in the gym was wrong.  Following the age-old convention of 3 sets of 10 …