strength training

Simple ways to make the chest dip awesome

In Sweden, we have a discipline called Athletic Fitness, dating back to 1994. You compete in a physique-round followed by a strength-round and finally an endurance-round. In the strength-round you have to do as many repetitions you can in the pull-up and the dip.In the dip, you need to go deep as a frikkin’ clown, with shoulders way below 90 degrees with your biceps touching you forearms. Idiotic, yes.Now, in training, this is never …

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Don’t waste energy when you “warm-up”

I know that I’ve been beating this old dead horse for more than 10 years now, but since I still see people doing a “warm-up” routine, it obviously needs repeating. When you enter the gym, you want to activate and potentiate your central nervous system (CNS). An effective and activated CNS, simply means better muscle fiber recruitment, better coordination and more gains in both strength and muscle mass. You also want to reserve as …

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