Archives for December 2013

JINGLE BELLS – A WARRIOR EXCELS

Get set for a warrior Christmas.

By bells I mean dumbbells and barbells. Get set for a warrior Christmas

It’s that time of year again… Christmas is around the corner and with WARRIOR 101 heading into it’s third successive week, I thought I’d open up the flood gates a little and reveal more insider information. (What the heck, it’s Christmas after all).

Unlike the past previews, which were merely tasters, this is the mother load. Yep, this time instead of giving you small appetiser to chew on, I am giving you a damn main course. You’re in for a treat. I am opening up ACTUAL SCREENSHOTS DIRECTLY out of the pages of WARRIOR 101.

EVEN “TERRIFIC TIGER”, THE MASCOT OF UNCAGE THE ANIMAL GOT A MAKEOVER….. PRESENTING A NEW, BEASTLY… WARRIOR WORTHY….AFTER DIGESTING WARRIOR 101 HE RIPPED THOSE BARS CLEAN OFF. 

Tyger with BG

NOW LETS GET TO THE MAIN EVENT.

DON’T FORGET TO CLICK TO ENLARGE .

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GENEROUS G.K’S SPECIAL OFFER: WARRIOR 101 EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL OFFER ONY FOR THE ELITE

I AM CURRENTLY RUNNING A LIMITED TIME CHRISTMAS OFFER. 

CHRISTMAS ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR FOLKS!!

This is the last post before Christmas.

Have a Merry Christmas and get ready for one hell of a productive year in 2014.

UNCAGE THE ANIMAL 

 

 

HAPLESS HATERS: IDENTIFYING A HATER

No haters are going to stop him from swimming the sea of success.

No haters are going to stop him from swimming the sea of success.

There’s always one rotten apple on the tree. In fact more often than not, there’s more than one. Haters. Where ever achievers go you can be damned sure they follow like moths to a flame. Allow me to fill you in on a little secret. I don’t hate haters I pity them.

Surprised?

Wondering why?

Before you fall off your chair, keep reading. I’ll explain.

You see, haters are really just confused admirers. They don’t really hate you as a person. Let’s face it, half the time they don’t know you well enough to dislike you on a personal level.

They hate on you because of what you’ve achieved or are in the process of achieving. They hate your guts. They’re afraid of the fact that you’re doing something they lacked the guts and drive to do.

When someone can’t do something themselves, they feel inadequate and inferior. They become miserable and as a result try to sabotage other people’s success. The rational being, “I’m miserable and haven’t achieved my goal, why should others achieve it.” They try and hinder your efforts.

When you look at it a little deeper and from their perspective they don’t really hate you, they actually hate themselves and their failures. Instead of getting back up and trying again, they give up and attempt to prevent others from achieving.

My definition of a hater:

H- Hopeless

A- Ashamed

T- Terrified

E- Everywhere

R- Ridiculous

 

 

So the next time a hater gets you down, remember, they don’t hate you, they’re just jealous of what you’ve achieved or are achieving, because they couldn’t do it themselves. Never let them stop you. STAY STRONG AND STAY SHARP.

PRIDE AND CONVICTION  

DEVASTATING DELTOIDS

deltoids

Sculpted Shoulders.

Well-rounded and capped off delts are one of the main things all guys seek to develop. Who doesn’t want them? They symbolize power and stature and are nearly always visible. You can cover up your chest and arms, but powerful, wide, sculpted shoulders appear even through clothes.

Let’s get into two common mistakes and the simple solutions that’ll get you back on track to building cannon ball delts.

The two common problems with conventional shoulder training are:

1)   No rotator cuff work.

2)   Going heavy only on pressing movements.

Problem 1: No Rotator Cuff training

Let’s get into the first problem. Neglecting the rotator cuff is a major issue that virtually all trainers make nowadays. Rotator cuff strains and tears are so common today, it’s not even funny.

Having a strong rotator cuff is critical when it comes to maintaining healthy, injury and pain free shoulders. It’s also incredibly important from a postural aspect.

Take a look at the function of the rotator cuff. It’s there to support and stabilise the shoulders. Without them, your shoulders would just sag forward.

Many people nowadays have shoulders that tend to slump forwards. This is due to internal rotation at the shoulder joint. The situation isn’t helped by training body parts such as the chest, which when over developed tends to pull the shoulders forwards and down. Further stressing the rotator cuff. This is a one way ticket to injuryville. Obviously, the solution isn’t to stop training the chest. That’s a stupid suggestion. Treat it like an equation. To maintain the balance, if you focus heavily on training your front, do the same for your back.

To avoid a torn or strained rotator cuff, devote a little bit of time to strengthening the muscles and tendons. If you don’t add any injury preventative work for your rotator cuff into your routine, you’re risking a potential injury in the long-run. Maybe it’ll happen, maybe it won’t. Do you really want to find out though?

Remember, injured shoulders will make virtually every upper body exercise a pain in the ass to perform. (I should say, pain in the shoulder).

Problem 2: Going heavy only on pressing movements

This is another common problem. You see it all the time. People have the right idea when it comes to presses. Whenever it comes to a movement like overhead presses people intuitively know what to do. They know instinctlily use as heavy weight they can to perform a given number of reps. But when it comes to the medial (side) head of the deltoid they forget all about it and treat it differently. They perform lateral raises with light weights to “get more of a pump.” It’s understandable in some ways because you’re obviously stronger and can lift more weight overhead on presses than out to the side with lateral raises.

The lateral raise is never going to be identified as a strength movement, at least not when compared to the overhead shoulder press. However,  people tend to think of them as a light move and only ever work them in higher rep ranges. While that’s not necessarily a problem itself, it becomes a problem when you’re stuck to same weight and same rep range all the time.

People always bark on about progressive overload, yet when it comes to lateral raises people usually stick to lighter weight and never seem to shift.

Newsflash! if you want your delts to grow you’ll inevitably have to add more poundage. 

The way I incorporate heavy side delt work into my training is through cheat laterals. Cheat laterals are just lateral raises performed with heavier weight. The form is slightly looser than when performing a strict lateral raise, however, the motion is still controlled. Under no circumstances do you allow your arm to swing all over the place.  So if you normally do laterals with 20-25lb dumbbells, you’d use 50lb dumbbells.

Pick a weight you’d normally not be able to do many reps with. Use a slight bit of momentum to get the weight up and to the side and resist it as much as humanly possible on the way down. I usually perform 3 sets of 8 reps with each arm.

It’s worth mentioning, you should do cheat laterals one arm at a time, using your free arm to grab onto something to help support you.

This isn’t your regular, run of the mill lateral raise and I don’t recommend doing them all the time. Once every 2-3 weeks replace the regular lateral raise in your routine with them.

Let me know how or if you plan to incorporate the above into your training. Leave a comment below and subscribe if you like this article and want more.

 

For more useful in-depth content like this and more, grab a copy of WARRIOR 101. Hurry, the special offer ends January 1st 2014.

Don’t miss out on great and exclusive content. Not found anywhere else. Take advantage of the special festive offer and grab it today. 

 

WARRIOR 101 COMETH: THE SMELL OF VICTORY

W101 cover image

The BATTLE was FIERCE. But the WARRIOR finally

emerged in GLORY. Laying his STIFLING SWORD

and HEAVY SHIELD down to rest AT LAST.

The wait is OVER. 

WARRIOR 101 has officially been LAUNCHED

THE TIME TO WAGE WAR WITH YOUR

BODY AND SCULPT YOURSELF TO WARRIOR WORTHINESS 

 BEGINS NOW!!!!

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

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LAUNCH DAY LOOMS

As the OFFICIAL LAUNCH DAY for WARRIOR 101 looms closer, I want to share some more insider details.

Without further delay….. 

“……….Many in the fitness world assume it impossible to create a visually appealing physique that is strong, functional and athletic, believing instead that you must either train for looks, strength or athleticism separately. Concentrating on one while sacrificing the others, in my opinion, is flawed thinking…………..” 

“The big three exercises that receive so much attention are: The Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift….. these moves are basic and great……….However,  if you want to achieve a sculpted, proportionate warrior physique, you need more than just 3 moves.………..”

“……. The right proportion of muscle added strategically in the right places will enhance the visual, aesthetic look………”

Hand drawn illustrations.

Hand drawn illustration of the pecs and front torso

 “……Every man wants a thick and defined set of pectorals along the lines of the ancient Greek gods. To create a warrior physique, a large overdeveloped set of pectorals are not required. Having an overpowering chest that appears as though a man has boobs under his shirt is not the look we are after, no matter whether it is muscle or fat, it is unflattering for the development of a warrior physique……”

 WARRIOR 101 AVAILABLE SOON!!! 

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