Category: Training

Is Cardio Really Killing Your Muscle Gains?

Cardio is hardio, actually cardio is fairly hard on your body for multiple reasons. Long has the idea been held that elevating your heart rate over a certain amount will directly eat away at lean muscle mass. While the treadmill will not literally take a bite out of your biceps it could play a major […]

Pros and Cons of Going Keto

You don’t have to read far into many newsfeeds or forums to come into contact with an entry detailing the mythical properties and healing abilities of the ketogenic diet. The keto diet is about as trendy of a diet as when paleo, IIFYM, or gluten free diets began to segregate shopping carts at your local […]

21 . 09 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

Volume or Frequency for Building Lean Muscle

To stimulate or to annihilate, that is the question. If you have stuck around long enough you have heard the argument on whether more sets and reps per workout is more beneficial or training the muscle more often will result in more muscle gains. This typically is the difference with a more traditional bodybuilder split […]

13 . 09 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

Tank’s Raw Back Workout Preparing for the Olympia

Aiming high at the Mr. Olympia 2018, Charles is ready to go with his amazing back workouts. See exactly what he does to be one of the top IFBB Professional Bodybuilders!

07 . 06 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Back Workouts From Team Performax

Want to train like IFBB pro Charles “Tank” Dixon? Look no further. Check out Charles’ back training in the video, and read the description below for details on perfect exercise technique. Let’s get started! Wide Grip Lat Pulldown Tank starts his back workout with one of the essentials – the pulldown. The wide grip lat […]

17 . 05 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Arm Workouts From Team Performax

Want to train like IFBB pro Charles “Tank” Dixon? Look no further. Check out Charles’ arm workout in the video, and read the description below for details on perfect exercise technique. Let’s get started! EZ Bar Curl Once you can bring yourself to stop gawking at his insane vascularity, you can see that Tank uses […]

shoulder
03 . 05 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Shoulder Rehab Exercises From Team Performax

Treating Shoulder Injuries Treating shoulder injuries is a very common occurrence in my office, especially amongst my competitive clients. Before we tackle how to rehabilitate a shoulder-based injury, we need to understand what supports the shoulder joint. First, the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, which means it can move in all directions just like […]

19 . 04 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Chest Exercises From Team Performax

Train like the Tank! Want to train like IFBB pro Charles “Tank” Dixon? Look no further. Check out Charles’ chest training in the video, and read below for details on perfect exercise execution. This page is sponsored by HyperMax, Tank’s preworkout of choice! Let’s get started!                Incline Dumbbell […]

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05 . 04 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Tricep Workouts From Team Performax

The Triceps Sometimes we approach a full scale arm workout and will easily jump right into a heavy movement without realizing what we are truly working, especially with our triceps.  Triceps, to me, are the most crucial part of the arm.  They assist in compound pressing movements when we are hitting that lock-out point.  Also, […]

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15 . 03 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Quad Exercises from Team Performax

Quadricep Variations It’s always impressive to see a developed quadricep that is deeply separated showing the four muscles that make up the “Quads”. First, I’m going to go over all four muscles, then we will discuss some variations that can be done to help better target that area. Medial With the Vastus Medialis Let’s start […]

anabolism
08 . 03 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

Maintaining Anabolism – Before, During, and After Training.

Maintaining Anabolism: Before, During, and After Training Every anabolic reaction is preceded by a catabolic reaction. What that means is, before something can grow, something must be broken down. This can be represented by incurring muscle damage prior to making gains or the metabolism of protein to amino acids, which can then be synthesized into […]

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01 . 03 . 2018 by Brett Vallery

The Best Shoulder Exercises from Team Performax

Shoulder Variations One thing I have learned is that shoulders can be one of the most amazing areas of the upper body anatomy, but at the same time the most difficult to target. Specifically in our posterior deltoid, this area requires a lot of different angles and ways to isolate moreso than the anterior and […]