Injury Update, Recovery Protocol and my first Powerlifting Competition

// December 21st, 2013 // 1 Comment » // Training

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.

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The Power of Proprioception

// December 18th, 2013 // 1 Comment » // Training

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…

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Muscle Masterclass – Lats

// December 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Training

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…

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Should you train to failure?

// December 10th, 2013 // 3 Comments » // Training

In recent times, training to failure has been a hot topic for debate in the fitness industry. On one side, we have the old school folk of the golden era who strongly maintain that you must take every set to concentric failure reap maximum benefits.  While on the other hand, we have people who strongly recommend against it.

While both parties boast fantastic results and claim their methodologies are the best, I am always on the hunt for the OPTIMAL.

In this video, I will give you my take on training to failure. I will provide examples of a few exercises, and how training to failure in each of them will affect your performance in the long run.

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Why EMG studies are worthless

// December 7th, 2013 // 12 Comments » // Uncategorized

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you’ll know that I’m a huge advocate of pure sciences like Kinesiology and Biomechanics and don’t find a majority of the studies floating around to be of any significance. However, in some areas of fitness such as nutrition and supplementation, I do acknowledge analytical experiments performed correctly to draw conclusions, simply because sometimes there is no better alternative at that moment.

But off late, I’ve come across a lot of respected names in the industry relying on EMG (Electromyography) studies to make exercise recommendations.

In this video, I’m going to explain exactly why EMG data is worthless and cannot be relied on.

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