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  • Our Top 5 Tips to Bust Through Any Plateau

    Posted on 08th August 2016

    You workout faithfully. Your nutrition is dialed in tight. But your progress has stopped. Completely. Nothing is more frustrating than when you hit a plateau.

    It doesn't matter if your aiming for muscle gain, an increase in strength or getting shredded, everyone hits a plateau at some point.

    The good news guys is that there’s always methods to bust through them so you can keep laser focused on your end goals.

    You can hit a plateau for a few reasons. Over training, under training, eating too much, not eating enough, changing your workouts too frequently, or keeping your workouts constant month-after-month...

    A plateau is when your body becomes used to things, like the weight training stress or a consistent intake of calories.

    Basically guys your body becomes bored.

    Lots of things happen when you workout. One thing is that your metabolism changes. So it might need more calories, and if you don’t offer them it can also stall your results.

    8 Signs You’ve Hit a Plateau

    • Loss in strength
    • Failing to feel a "pump" when lifting weights
    • Lack of motivation
    • Zero progress in the past 2 or more workout sessions
    • Flushed in the face (that's a sign of over training)
    • Irritable
    • Zero progress in muscle gain over the last 2 weeks
    • Loss of appetite

    5 Tips to Overcome a Training Plateau

    These are our top 5 tips to help build new muscle tissue instead of just repairing your current muscle tissue.

    1. Plan for 1 Week of Rest and Recovery

    Rest is important guys, it’s just as important as your workouts. Your muscles need this time to rebuild and recover from the stress they have endured.

    Overtraining causes your entire body to be fatigued, and you know when you get to that point. Make sure you take a few days and let your body get back to where it needs to be.

    2. Post Failure Heavy Overloading Method

    That’s a bit of a mouthful, eh?! It just means to lift heavier weights for less reps and take longer rest periods.

    After a few weeks doing this technique, you should be able to get back to your regular training regime and increase the weight you use.

    3. Drop Sets

    Drop sets add more volume after reaching to the point of failure within a workout. After maxing out on reps with your current weight, choose a lower weight and do a few more reps. This is very useful for isolated exercises.

    4. Superset Training

    Gotta love supersets. If you’ve seen some of our YouTube videos you’ll know we are fans.

    Supersets are a popular method that combines two exercises for either the same or opposing muscle groups. Perform two exercises back-to-back, with no rest between them.

    5. Opt for a New Rep Range

    A good program is usually designed for rep ranges to change every 4-8 weeks, if you’ve been working out for a while. This keeps your muscles from getting bored and can overcome a plateau as well as prevent them.

    One Thing At A Time

    It’s important not to go all out and change everything immediately – or every week. Make small changes within your workouts and give yourself time to adapt and progress with the new exercise strategy.

    You probably won’t need to use all of these plateau busting methods at once.

    Take it easy and choose the one that can be applied to your current training regime. Then if you happen to hit another plateau, choose another method at then.

    After 2-3 weeks of breaking a plateau, you should be able to resume your regular workout program.

    Hope that helps with breaking through the plateau guys. Leave a comment below and let us know what you’ll be using to move on to the next level.​

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    Posted on 02nd June 2016

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  • 3 Things We Wish We Knew When We Started Weight Training

    Posted on 01st June 2016

    Like most people, when we started training we made a bunch of mistakes. Here’s 3 that apply to pretty much everyone...

    1. Your ego is going to get you in trouble and make sure you have a shit physique.

    No, really.

    If you can’t get past your ego, you’re screwed - you’re going to train like a chump and look like one too.

    Ego driven training means you’ll be lifting weights that are way too heavy and your form sucks. This causes 2 big problems:

    1) you fail to activate the muscles you’re trying to target properly. In extreme cases you might not even train those muscles at all.

    2) you’re likely to cause yourself an injury. If you’re injured you can’t train. Not good.

    Sucky form is stoopid. And it hurts our eyes when we see it! Stop it.

    Your ego has no place in the gym. Leave it at the door.

    If you’re so afraid your buddies in the gym are going to give you a hard time because you’re staying within your temporary limits, you need to man the f#&k up.

    Take the ribbing in the short term to achieve what you want long term.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day. Have a little patience and humility. It will pay off long term.

    2. You need goals.

    This is really simple. If you don’t know what it is you want to achieve, how will you ever get there? It’s worth giving this some thought.

    Step 1: Know what you want.

    Step 2: Know your "reason why”

    Because there will be times when you skip a session and you need to know why you started in the first place. Knowing this will help you get back on track, fast.

    Step 3: Make the decision to go after your goal. This means you’ve discarded all other options. You’re focused on this one outcome.

    Step 4: Take action. Actually do something that will bring you closer to your goal.

    3. You need a plan.

    Without a plan you’re going to fail. So a good plan is critical to your success.

    The easiest way to come up with an effective plan is to take the lead from someone who’s already achieved what it is you want and helped others to get results too.

    Make sure they have a proven method, with proven results. It helps if they are approachable too.

    Warning: there are a lot of self-righteous assholes out there.

    When you have your plan, you need to stick to it. This is where most people fall down. They act as if just getting a plan is the goal. You must execute.

    Follow the plan to the letter. Be consistent.

    Leave a comment below and tell us how you're going to use these tips in your training.