Modified German Volume Training for Extreme Size Gains

bodybuilder 5 flickrIf you are looking for a way to gain as much muscle mass as possible, as quickly as possible, you might have considered giving German Volume Training a try.

It’s tough, and it’s definitely not for beginners. But if you’ve been training for some time, and made some decent gains, but your progress has slowed right down, and you need a change, you may have thought this could be just what you need to take your results to the next level.

German Volume Training has been used, apparently with great success, since at least the early 70s. Bev Francis used it in her early days of bodybuilding to make her the most massively muscled female bodybuilder of her time. And Jacques Demers, a team Canada lifter, accredited his amazing leg size to German Volume Training.

So, what exactly is German Volume Training, and is it really a good way to train for natural lifters? Or, could a slightly different approach work better? In this article, I’ll answer those questions. Continue Reading →

Top 10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Body Fat

bodybuilder 4 flickrSo you’ve been dieting for a while now, and you’re training regularly as well. You started off well enough, and you managed to lose a few pounds. But now you’re stuck. And no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to lose any more.

What could the problem be?

Well, it could be any of a number of things, but in this article I’ll describe the 10 most common reasons why you may not be losing any more body fat.

1. You’re Eating Too Many Calories

This may seem obvious, but there are still some people who will tell you that calories don’t matter as long as you eat the right foods. But that’s just not true. And, although your body may handle the calories from the different macronutrients in different ways, when it comes right down to it, if you are eating too many calories you won’t lose weight. Continue Reading →