Part of being a critical thinker is exposing fallacies and calling out nonsense. Usually, I try to keep myself away from this. But when you have highly qualified and educated professionals make silly recommendations and promote ridiculous concepts then well… I really don’t have choice.
As surprising as this sounds, drinking alcohol for its health benefits has become a popular reason for its consumption. Most of you reading this may be familiar with this trend made popular by recent research and media. In fact, I even had a subscriber who doesn’t drink otherwise, ask me if it’s a good idea to start drinking for its benefits.
At first I wondered if this was a troll question, but then something dawned on me. And with the New Year just around the corner, I decided it was time to address this in a video.
So is it worth drinking alcohol for its supposed health benefits? Or is there more to this?
One question which kept popping up after my Training Considerations video was about rest intervals. “How long should you rest between sets?”
More often than not, I see various training programs prescribe very specific rest intervals such as 30s, 1 min, 2mins etc. and emphasize sticking to them as if there is some magic behind those numbers. Heck I’ve even come across 3min and 21s! It’s no wonder some gym folk are obsessed with their stop watch.
In this video, I am going to once and for all lay this topic to rest (*pun intended*). We will examine different variables and considerations required to determine rest intervals and even delve into how you can personalize them to get the most bang for your buck.
So let’s roll…
A couple of months ago, I informed you about my knee injury, an LCL tear which happened while playing basketball. It was pretty evident in the video that I was extremely depressed with my situation, especially considering the fact that I had worked my ass off to bring my squat back up after my previous injury, and I felt like all that hard work had gone to waste.
However, I’m pleased to say that so far the road to recovery has been going great and I’m getting better every single day! Below you can see some footage of me squatting with weights which are far from impressive by most standards. But considering that a month ago I could barely manage 95 pounds with a lot of discomfort, I am delighted with where I am now.
I guess some of you are probably wondering how I approached my rehab and that is exactly what I’m going to share with you today. I will discuss why limiting movement of the injured area by incorporating complete rest is counterproductive and how training could actually help speed up the healing process.
You can call this a little physiology mini class where I take you through my entire recovery protocol and the results I’ve got so far. Also watch out for a very exciting announcement at the end of the video which most of you will find quite surprising.
Before I begin, let me establish a few things right off the bat. Most of you who follow my work know that I am a no BS, no gimmicks, no hype kinda guy. I do not promise miracle shortcuts or results. I do not believe in bogus products which make extravagant claims, and neither should you. Let’s face it, this industry is overloaded with enough nonsense already and the last thing it needs is more of this.
The reason I provided you that little disclaimer is that I am about to make a claim. A claim which most of you familiar with marketing gimmicks will instantly recognize. A claim so outrageous that it will have most of going, “Suneet you SOLD OUT!”. So here it goes..
I am about to share with you something which will instantly add 5 to 10 pounds to all your lifts.
Call it a secret, a tool or a utility, this thing works like a charm and I have kept this to myself… till now.
So lo and behold…
You guys asked for it… so here it is! Muscle Masterclass is back! In this video, which is going to be the first of a three part series, we are going to break down the Back. And the muscle under scrutiny today is going to be the Latissimus Dorsi or as most of you know it, the Lats.
It’s been a while since my last episode and over the last few months, I have received dozens of requests across Youtube, Facebook and via email for more Muscle Masterclass. To be honest, when I first started this series a year ago, I wasn’t expecting a great response. I mean who wants to learn anatomy and joint action, right? But you guys have been simply awesome and so far the response has been absolutely overwhelming! So here you go…