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Workouts: Intensity vs Volume

By Coach Rob Regish / May 25, 2022 /
Workouts: Intensity vs Volume

Question You’ve talked about Intensity being the most important training fundamental, yet at the same time you’ve said “a certain amount of volume is necessary for growth”. Then last week you mentioned Mike Mentzer said volume is always a negative. Plus you talk quite a bit about frequency. Assuming all of this is correct, how…

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One Thing to Build More Muscle

By Coach Rob Regish / May 11, 2022 /
One Thing To Build Muscle

Question If you could only take one thing to build more muscle, what would it be? Answer First and foremost, knowledge is the single most important factor in being successful – in any endeavor. Having said that, it’s not steroids. It’s not protein. It’s not even hard and consistent training. It’s calories. Why Calories Are…

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Resistance Bands

By Coach Rob Regish / April 27, 2022 /
Resistance Bands

Question I’ve heard you say using resistance bands is hard on the joints, and I’m interested to know what your is reasoning on this. I use chains or bands with moderate resistance a la Westside for all my presses and squats and it has been a huge benefit, more than anything else I can think…

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Exercising Outdoors

By Coach Rob Regish / April 20, 2022 /
Exercising Outdoors

Question My question is about exercise outdoors. What do you think about it vs. training in a gym? For a hardcore lifter, I’d imagine it wouldn’t be that good but how about for someone who just wants to lose a little weight? Answer When the gyms closed during COVID, it made me think of the…

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