STRENGTH SENSEI BOOKSHELF Female Olympic Weightlifters Most books about Olympic lifting do not distinguish between the training of men versus women. That is, the programs that work for men will be just as effective for women. Kazem Panjavi’s Female Olympic Weightlifters takes a different approach, making the case that some differences need to be taken […]
Strength Sensei 101 Training Volume More insights into the pioneering training methods of Charles R. Poliquin Two general categories of training variables are how hard you train (intensity) and how much work you perform (volume). While intensity often captured the headlines in muscle magazines, Charles R. Poliquin devoted considerable attention to training volume.
STRENGTH SENSEI BOOKSHELF Life 101 A look at one of Charles R. Poliquin’s favorite self-help books Although the Strength Sensei focused on teaching the art and science of strength coaching, occasionally he would step outside the box and recommend self-help books to deal with the mental and spiritual challenges of life. One such book was
WEDNESDAY TRAINING TIP Combine Flys with Presses Increasing the time a muscle is placed under tension after momentary muscular failure is one training method popular with bodybuilders. Drop sets, where the weight is immediately decreased to allow for additional reps to be performed, is one such method. Another is to change resistance curves during a
Clearing up misconceptions about this popular treatment method By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 1996 I’ve often asked if acupuncture can help athletes, and my answer is definitely, “Yes!” I know many world-class and professional athletes who have used acupuncture as an adjunct to their training. Over the years, I’ve seen Olympic medalists
What is Low magnesium? To be valid, every hormone or mineral evaluation must be tested in the right compartment. Even if it is commonly prescribed, the serum magnesium test is a poor indicator of magnesium levels as serum magnesium represents only 1% of the body’s stores. Low serum magnesium indicates severe deficiency. Red blood cell magnesium is the