Modern Physique Program Review – Plateau’s Smashed

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“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and life.  There are no limits. There are only plateau’s, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee The final week of the Modern Physique is in the books.  My …

Modern Physique Review – Weeks 5 & 6…GAINS!

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“The application of consistent, logical effort, over a prolonged period is the key to reaching your physical muscular potential.”  – Craig Cecil There seems to be a point in any workout program where one look in the mirror or one jolt of energy opens my eyes to the gains that I have made.  During Shortcut …

3 Training Techniques to add to your Gym Sessions

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“Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway.” – Anonymous As a skinny fella, I am after any added benefit I can get to add more muscle.  In the past, I have tried a vibration belt to grow my abs, drank raw eggs after watching …

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 …