Archive for the ‘Physique’ Category

Arnold Jog

The physique enthusiast’s guide to cardio

Trying to write a guide on this cardio business was quite an enduring feat. While I had hoped it was going to be short and sweet, much like a HIIT session, it somehow ended up being more of a marathon…ok maybe a half-marathon. In any event, whether you’re a physique enthusiast currently avoiding cardio, a veteran gym-goer who religiously does cardio, or a newbie who is just thinking of starting, start here and save yourself some time and potentially wasted effort. This is The Truth on Cardio. (more…)

Mind Your Muscle

Posted: December 2, 2014 by TRU in Fitness, Physique, Rehab
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conc curl

What I’m about to discuss is actually nothing new or particularly original, but a long held practice of the bodybuilding community. Unfortunately, this tactic has not quite found its way beyond bodybuilding to other fitness and rehabilitation pursuits. (more…)


The final 5 of The Ten Commandments of Training has arrived. (more…)

Training: The Ten Commandments

Posted: November 4, 2014 by TRU in Fitness, Motivation, Physique


Since my post on training for an aesthetic physique, I realized I should probably also discuss training in more universal terms. Because whether you’re new to the pursuit of fitness or not, there are fundamental ingredients that will surely make or break your training success…and I’d hate to keep them all to myself. (more…)

Spotlight: Steve Reeves

Posted: October 31, 2014 by TRU in Motivation, Physique, Random

In this series I’ve decided to feature individuals who have inspired and shaped the fitness world as we understand it today. And my first selection is as well-deserving as any. This person has helped define if not defined what we have come to know as the aesthetic physique, and very much remains in a league of his own. Yes, I’m talking about the one and only, Stephen L. Reeves.



Old School Leg Press

Ever wonder or hear that free weights are better than machines? In this series we’ll be taking a look at various machines you may stumble upon in your local gym and discuss whether or not they’re worthy of your time and the space they occupy. Ultimately, I hope to encourage you to think a bit more critically about why the machines vs. free weights argument isn’t so black and white…since not all machines are created equal.    (more…)

Bigger Biceps: Enter the Rotator Cuff

Posted: October 15, 2014 by truworkout in Physique, Rehab

Arnold Biceps

Who doesn’t love reading about how to increase the size of their biceps? Countless articles have beaten me to the punch on this one, but I’ve yet to read anything on the helpful tweak I describe below. Enter the rotator cuff.

While much has been written on the rotator cuff muscles, most of that information tends to focus on shoulder pathology or its prevention, such as subacromial impingement. So why should you care about the rotator cuff and words you probably can’t pronounce if your shoulders don’t hurt and you just want bigger biceps? I’m glad you asked. (more…)