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Here’s what’s going on in this edition:
A scientific guide to losing weight while gaining muscle.
DoggCrapp training explained.
The (many) benefits of riding a bike.
The Best of Both Worlds
The Holy Grail of training is to find a way to lose fat and build muscle at the same time. These two things dominate the minds of most gymgoers, but, at their very core, seem diametrically opposed to each other.
That said, there might just be a careful diet/training strategy that can actually help you pull off this seemingly impossible task. You just have to understand the science of it all first. (Or, at the very least, allow us to understand the science for you.)
Resistance training, being the beating heart of all workout plans, has to be prioritized, as does protein (the beating heart of all diets). The caloric timing and manipulation needed doesn’t require a degree in astrophysics, but it does mean you need to read up a little bit to understand what you need to do.
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Let’s Talk DoggCrapp
A long time ago, on an internet forum far, far away, a man named Dante Trudel decided to register under the username “DoggCrapp” so he could post about his ideas for packing on serious muscle and strength. And wouldn't you know it — the plan caught on.
DoggCrapp training, as it is still known today, can be classified as a “high-intensity” style of bodybuilding training, similar to the philosophies of Mike Mentzer and Dorian Yates. What primarily distinguishes Trudel’s training from typical bodybuilding splits is its focus on strength. You do this by constantly “beating the log book,” which, in a way, is more similar to how a powerlifter might train.
Is this low-volume, high-frequency approach right for you? Dive deep into the program below and decide if you’re ready to give it a shot.
Along with soccer and folk music, bicycling is always a trend threatening to become the hottest thing in America. Indoor cycling has taken off into new stratospheres in the past decade, and with Sepp Kuss (hailing from Durango, Colorado) winning this year’s Vuelta a España, getting out on the road is once again prevalent in the national consciousness.
If you haven’t been swept up in the trend, have no idea what Peloton and Zwift are, or generally view the bicycle as an invasive species, boy, does this article have a knowledge bomb to drop on you.
The bicycle offers a means of low-impact cardio you can't get while standing on two legs, as well as a chance to get out in nature and breathe some air that isn’t being filtered through 100 different armpits in a gym. The barrier for entry is low, and the upside is high. Get acquainted with the health benefits of your new two-wheeled friend in the article below.
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Make Training More Personal
Use the incline push-up to change up your angle and target the upper chest without the need for a warehouse full of gym equipment. Find someplace to slip it into your program and check it out.
Put another check mark down on “slow and steady wins the race.” Noted internet smarty pants Dr. Layne Norton shows you how more isn’t always better, and you need to eat less than you think to grow new muscle.
Personal training as a profession has exploded over the last 40 years, going from something that simply did not exist to a fixture in gyms and social media feeds all around the world. Curious to know what it takes? This article will help you on your way.