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Deadlift vs leg press [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 20, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Deadlift vs Leg press

 

Comparing the leg press and deadlift is a case of apples and oranges. A better pairing would be the squat and the deadlift. The leg press will mainly focus on the legs while the deadlift does train most of your body. The leg press has a lower risk of injury in turn and is easier to learn. You will need specialized machines which take up a lot of space to do the leg press

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, Deadlift, Stepdad

GVT shoulders and arms [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT shoulders and arms

German Volume Training can be used to train your shoulders and arms. Stick with free weights for a bias towards strength. Use machines if you mainly care about building extra muscle. The template is 10x10 at 60% with 30 seconds rest. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

Stronglifts vs Hypertrophy [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts vs Hypertrophy

Comparing Stronglifts and Hypertrophy is comparing apples and oranges. Stronglifts is a program while Hypertrophy is a biological process/concept. If you want to go deeper compare programs. A program optimized for hypertrophy is German Volume Training. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Stronglifts 5x5, Lift stronger

Can barbells help lose weight? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 14, 2018 4:33:42 AM

Can Barbells Help Lose Weight?

 

When people think of fat loss and exercise, the first thoughts that initially spring to mind are those relating to cardio. You know the ones we mean: treadmills, cycling, walking, jogging, swimming, and so on. These types of exercise are all hugely beneficial for a number reasons, but is cardio the only way to burn fat? The answer to that question is a resounding ‘no’.

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger

Deadlift vs Squat [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift vs Squat

 

For you personally, it depends on your goals which lift is better. Generally the barbell back squat/squat is more versatile and therefore programmed more often. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Deadlift, Lift stronger

GVT and fat loss [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 9, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and fat loss

 

The main driver of fat loss is your diet. GVT is a program most suited for muscle gain and therefore not ideally paired with the goal of fat loss. HIIT and prolonged cardio are the better programs to achieve the goal of fat loss

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, Food & Diet

Stronglifts or split routine [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts or split routine

 

Stronglifts and split routines are very popular to get stronger and bigger. I recommend full body routines like Stronglifts for beginners until they have the discipline to hit the gym four times a week. Based on personal goals these four days can be formed into an impactful split routine.

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Topics: Strength, Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5

Deadlift or squat for mass [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift or squat for mass

 

It is only worth asking that question when you already have a detailed diet plan. Otherwise, you are putting your time into the wrong research project. Set that all things are in order the squat is the better lift to build mass as you can do more volume injury free. 

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Topics: Strength, Lift stronger, Deadlift, Squat, Food & Diet

GVT legs and abs [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT legs and abs

 

German Volume training uses 10x10 sets and repetitions to make you grow. You can train your legs and abs with free weights or machines. Free weights will make you stronger but take longer to show results in muscle growth. Machines will isolate muscles and make them grow quicker at the expense of body function for strength. The main driver for bodily growth is food. Invest your research and effort accordingly. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

Stronglifts can't finish set [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 31, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts can't finish set

 

Not being able to finish a set is part of Stronglifts. When it happens, take a close look whether it is a repeat fail at the same weight or the first one for a long time. If you repeatedly fail at the same loads, consider a deload or switching programs. Use the free Stronglifts 5x5 app to get better insight.

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Topics: Fitness, Strength, Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5