Category: Training

All articles relating to training are saved here.

Content ranges from showing you which exercises are best for hitting certain body parts, to in-depth analysis of complex training techniques (periodization, etc), to detailed breakdowns of celebrity workout programs.


  • Training To Improve Your Mental Health

    Training To Improve Your Mental Health

    Did I tell you about that time I stopped training for six months and it destroyed my mental health?

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  • How To Use Periodization For Better Results

    How To Use Periodization For Better Results

    Use periodization to build more muscle, burn more fat, and gain more strength!

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  • How Much Volume Do You Need For Muscle Growth?

    How Much Volume Do You Need For Muscle Growth?

    Learn how to explode your results by hitting each muscle group with the correct amount of volume.

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  • Why Arnold Is Still The Best Bodybuilder

    Why Arnold Is Still The Best Bodybuilder

    Many people are hailing Chris Bumstead as the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Here’s my take on why Arnold is still #1.

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  • Train Your Legs Like The Rock

    Train Your Legs Like The Rock

    “I’ve always had an affinity for leg day. I save it for Saturday, as a kind of sick treat for myself to look forward to all week long!”

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  • Are Kettlebells Better Than Dumbbells?

    Are Kettlebells Better Than Dumbbells?

    It’s kettlebells vs dumbbells in a clash of the gym titans.

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  • Training To Failure For More Muscle Growth!

    Training To Failure For More Muscle Growth!

    Training to failure can be great for muscle growth, but most people get it dead wrong.

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  • Use Full-Body Training For More Fat Loss

    Use Full-Body Training For More Fat Loss

    If you want more fat loss, switch to full body training!

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  • Are Trap Bar Deadlifts Better Than Regular Deadlifts?

    Are Trap Bar Deadlifts Better Than Regular Deadlifts?

    In a battle of epic proportions not seen since a tank fought a helicopter in Rambo III, we’re putting the trap bar deadlift vs regular deadlift – who wins?

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  • Simplify Your Diet With My 95/5 Rule

    Simplify Your Diet With My 95/5 Rule

    Learn how to use my simple 95/5 rule to help your results blast past others at your gym without ever going as strict on your diet or long in your workouts.

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  • Russ’ Fitness Advice For Lockdown

    Russ’ Fitness Advice For Lockdown

    Lockdown is already hard as fuck, so don’t make it even harder by listening to dumbass influencers…

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  • How John Cena Buit His Legendary WWE Body

    How John Cena Buit His Legendary WWE Body

    John Cena’s workout plan nowadays is very different to his WWE program. See both below!

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  • How The Undertaker Trained For His Best Physique

    How The Undertaker Trained For His Best Physique

    Take a look at the workout routine which got The Deadman ripped.

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  • Local Gyms vs Franchise Gyms

    Local Gyms vs Franchise Gyms

    Should you join a big franchise gym in the city or the small independent gym nearby? Here’s your answer!

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  • 11 Popular Fitness Quotes That Are Dead Wrong!

    11 Popular Fitness Quotes That Are Dead Wrong!

    Some of the most popular fitness quotes are pure BS.

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  • 5 Fitness Myths Alive In Every Gym

    5 Fitness Myths Alive In Every Gym

    Don’t believe everything you hear in the gym. Here are the 5 biggest fitness myths you’ll come across in the weights room

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  • Why You Don’t Need A Fucking Thigh Gap!

    Why You Don’t Need A Fucking Thigh Gap!

    The thigh gap craze is sweeping social media. Here’s my take.

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  • THE 3 BEST BICEPS EXERCISES ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

    THE 3 BEST BICEPS EXERCISES ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

    What are the best biceps exercises to for building traffic stopping arms? This recent study found out – did your favorite make the top 3?

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  • CAN YOU LOSE FAT AND GAIN MUSCLE AT THE SAME TIME?

    CAN YOU LOSE FAT AND GAIN MUSCLE AT THE SAME TIME?

    Ah, the age old question; Can you build muscle and burn fat at the same time? Because screw choosing… My 20yrs as a PT has shown me people want BOTH.

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  • How Sylvester Stallone Has Adapted His Training Over The Years

    How Sylvester Stallone Has Adapted His Training Over The Years

    From Rocky, to Rambo, to The Expendables, learn how Sylvester Stallone has adapted his training over the years to get in shape for his biggest roles…

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  • High Reps Vs Low Reps For Muscle Growth

    High Reps Vs Low Reps For Muscle Growth

    Ever wondered why my programs push you through a variety of different rep ranges? Here’s the science on high reps and low reps!

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  • App Now Available

    I’m pleased to announce the brand new Russ Howe PTI app is now available for download! All the training plans, all the diet plans, in one place…

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  • WHAT CAUSES “THE PUMP” IN YOUR MUSCLES?

    WHAT CAUSES “THE PUMP” IN YOUR MUSCLES?

    What causes the pump in your muscles? Most gym folks claim it’s blood rushing to the working muscles – but they’re wrong. Here’s the facts.

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  • Instagram Squats Suck! Here’s Why…

    Instagram is where fitness advice goes to die. And that’s great… … if you’re looking to snap your f**king back. So today I’m going to show you why “Instagram squats” are NOT the way you should be performing barbell squats in your workouts. (I’m sure you know the ones) I’m breaking it down in this […]

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  • IS THE AFTERBURN EFFECT REAL?

    IS THE AFTERBURN EFFECT REAL?

    “The afterburn effect” helps us burn stacks of calories after a HIIT workout… or so we thought! Here are the facts on HIIT & EPOC.

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  • IS THE MIND MUSCLE CONNECTION REAL?

    IS THE MIND MUSCLE CONNECTION REAL?

    Is the mind muscle connection real, or is it just an outdated bodybuilding myth that needs to be put to rest? Here’s the science.

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  • No Free Weights? No Problem!

    Need a killer full body workout using only machines? Here you go! If you’re stuck in a hotel gym with no free weights, you can still train hard.

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  • Are You Making One Of My 5 Muscle Building Mistakes?

    Guys are training hard all over the world but getting nowhere. Make sure you avoid these common muscle building mistakes so you get results you can SEE!

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  • Should You Workout When You’re Ill?

    Should You Workout When You’re Ill?

    Sweat it out, or stay at home? Let’s see what science says about training through illness.

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  • FASTED CARDIO: DOES IT BURN MORE FAT?

    FASTED CARDIO: DOES IT BURN MORE FAT?

    Does fasted cardio REALLY burn more fat than regular cardio? Jennifer Lopez says it does. Case closed! Not really, of course… let’s look at fasted cardio today.

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  • HIIT EXPLAINED: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

    HIIT EXPLAINED: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

    HIIT is awesome for fat loss, so I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to answer all the most common HIIT related questions!

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  • HOW SYLVESTER STALLONE USED CIRCUIT TRAINING TO BUILD A RAMBO PHYSIQUE

    HOW SYLVESTER STALLONE USED CIRCUIT TRAINING TO BUILD A RAMBO PHYSIQUE

    Everyone else was bodybuilding, but Sylvester Stallone used circuit training to maximize fat loss for his leanest movie roles in the 80’s. Here’s why…

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  • BODYBUILDERS ARE STUPID… RIGHT?

    BODYBUILDERS ARE STUPID… RIGHT?

    The first time I told an uncle I wanted to start lifting weights, he said “Urgh! Bodybuilders are stupid, have you heard Sylvester Stallone or Arnold talk?”

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  • Insanity vs HIIT: Which Is Better For Fat Loss?

    Insanity vs HIIT: Which Is Better For Fat Loss?

    Both of these training styles are great for fat loss results, but who reigns supreme?

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