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So far Ian Padron has created 9 blog entries.
2 03, 2016

Arm Training For Maximal Muscle Growth

2020-07-14T09:13:31-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. Finally, arm training! The arms consist of small muscle groups; learning how your body responds to changes in training volume, intensity, and frequency is a sure fire bet to accelerate your arm growth without going totally overboard. 2. Spending time at the extremes of [...]

16 02, 2016

The Smartest Way To Train Shoulders

2020-07-14T15:08:46-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. The human shoulder is capable of performing an incredible range of movement variations. As such, the musculature tarted with shoulder training is complex to say the least. 2. The prioritization of deliberate form and execution in your shoulder training will allow you to optimize the hypertrophic response [...]

8 02, 2016

Chest Training for Maximal Muscle Growth

2020-08-03T09:32:45-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. More so than any other muscle, training the chest effectively is all about manipulating angles to preferentially stimulate different fibers. 2. Learning to shut off your anterior delts, and triceps, or at least minimize their recruitment, is absolutely essential if chest hypertrophy is your end [...]

3 02, 2016

Smart Back Training for Maximal Muscle Growth

2020-08-03T13:06:00-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. The muscles that make up the back are complex to say the least, which is why knowing your movement anatomy and fiber orientation is an absolute must if maximum hypertrophy is your goal. 2. Determining your available active range of motion, or the range in which [...]

25 01, 2016

Leg Training for Maximal Muscle Growth

2020-07-15T09:37:08-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. The glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are actually made up of multiple muscles and/or muscle heads, each of which contributes to the ultimate function of that group. Want results? Know the muscles you're training. 2. Different muscle groups have different compositions of muscle fibers, [...]

11 08, 2015

Maximizing Metabolic Stress With Intensity Techniques For Hypertrophy

2021-09-27T11:05:52-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. The days of focusing strictly on progressively increasing training loads for eliciting hypertrophy are OVER.  Evolve with the science; be smarter than progressive overload. 2. Metabolic stress and cell swelling oriented training should have a place in everyone’s muscle building arsenal even though they [...]

21 07, 2015

Know Your Contractions For Better Training and Programming

2020-07-20T15:14:31-05:00By |

Here's What You Need To Know... 1. Not all muscle contractions are alike.  Each type of contraction offers unique advantages and disadvantages with respect to hypertrophy, strength, and power specific adaptations, as well as tissue repair and recovery. 2. Appreciating the differences between eccentric, concentric and isometric contractions will expedite your strength and hypertrophy goals [...]

16 06, 2015

Developing a Mind Muscle Connection for Muscle Hypertrophy

2020-07-21T15:37:54-05:00By |

We have a truly special article for you guys this week from the young and talented guest author, Ian Padron focusing on the mind muscle connection.  This one is a must read if you are interested in building lean muscle, and let's be honest...who isn't interested in building a stronger, leaner [...]


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