Do I really need to strength train if I am only interested in weight loss?
Ahhh...no strength training FAQ would be complete without this golden question. If the answer to the question just above about waiting to strength train isn't convincing enough, take a look at the benefits of strength training page. We need it for much more than weight loss or weight maintenance, especially as we age. Besides, once you start feeling and looking stronger, you'll wonder why you ever put it off. Trust me on this, just get busy and the payoff will speak for itself.
Whether you want a Testosterone Cycle, Cutting, Bulking up or a Weight Loss Cycle , you should make the right choice before you start. Make sure that you decide if you want to cut, lose weight, or gain muscle. Maybe even lose weight and gain muscle all at the same time.
A healthy diet along with a good protein supplement will greatly improve performance in any good Cycle. Remember that by losing fat around the body you will increase your strength to mass ratio and improve lean muscle tissue, giving you that lean physique appearance.
Bulking and Cutting Cycles - Those individuals who already have a lean physique wont achieve fat loss gains as quickly as those with more weight and therefore would more than likely opt to go for a combined all in one Bulking and Cutting Cycle to start with.
Hey Anabolic Doc, what’s up, my man? I loved the interview series that you did and it kicked ass! Now in your first column here you mentioned you would be giving us some of your secret powerlifting training tips, too. My question is about improving my triceps strength and power. I know powerlifters have some of the strongest triceps around, so I thought you could let me in on some new ideas that I can incorporate into my training plan. My bench press sucks and I can barely get one rep with 275. I have been training for six years and I know it has to do with my weak triceps. I do a lot of the basic bodybuilding exercises like pushdowns, dips and kick-backs so I was wondering if you could throw something new my way. Thanks again for such a great interview and I look forward to more of your work in Muscular Development.