I would like to address an issue that I’ve seen creep up on too many potentially great bodybuilders and either put their contest prep, or in some cases their entire bodybuilding career, on halt. While many of my future articles, videos, and discussions with clients in the gym and online will be solely based around the actual resistance training and diet programs I prescribe for my clients, in many cases the topic of budgeting is never brought up. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is an article I had written that was featured on RX Girl, http://www.rxmuscle.com/rx-girl-articles/4488-bikini-training-essentials-partial-rom-training.html
The NPC and IFBB Bikini Division has become extremely competitive due to the sheer amount of competitors out there and the publicity the division commands drawing in a lot of premium talent. Bikini training is far from a “dumbed-down” Figure routine; it takes a whole new approach to create the ever elusive winning Bikini physique. Because the Bikini division doesn’t like any one end of the muscularity or conditioning spectrum, designing Bikini programs requires a true “touch”. In Bodybuilding, and in a lot of Figure training, the goal is pushing body part development, conditioning and fullness to the max. Whereas in Bikini, you have to create a level of tone with the right degree of softness that can be a very tricky look for the trained athlete to achieve. It requires peaking with a balance of definition and softness and a training system that will develop the RIGHT body parts for Bikini competitors while leaving some body parts purposely under- developed to create a pleasing, flowing, natural look.
Partial Range of Motion Training is an absolute MUST for Bikini competitors. You have to take core movements and use the right portion of that movement to develop the correct muscle groups without over-developing the wrong muscle groups. The best example I can give you is with glute training. Bikini is all about the booty, and as the sport has progressed the tightness of the glute/ hamstring section of top competitors has also progressed. Many of the girls attaining pro cards and winning pro shows have visible glute/ hamstring tie-ins, which until recently, has only been apart of the figure and bodybuilding side of women’s physique sports. To create the amount of muscle in your glutes WITHOUT growing over-dominating quadriceps can be hard! Think about the movements that Read the rest of this entry »
I hope all of you had an excellent Christmas and New Year’s! January is a great month for any gym, and at Metroflex Gym ofPlanowe are happy to welcome a lot of new faces into the Metroflex Plano family as well as continue to house and provide for our hard working member base as they set new year’s goals and resolutions for 2012. 2012 is without a doubt going to be a great year for this gym and the people in it!
We are starting the year out right with a charity event and seminar hosted here at Metroflex Plano. The charity is the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and the event is at the gym THIS SATURDAY at 2pm! Metroflex Plano decided to team up with the MDA because of the connective contrast the two organizations possess. At Metroflex Plano most of our members are all trying to put on muscle, and lots of it. Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disease that eats away at people’s lean muscle tissue, sometimes going as far as leaving them too weak to stand up, blink, or breathe. We have named our charity “Flex For Muscular Dystrophy”, to play upon the idea that Metroflex Plano members are doing their part to help people that genetically can’t enjoy the same passion we have for strength, power and muscle. So be sure to help us FLEX for Muscular Dystrophy this Saturday, January 21st at 2pm!
We will be hosting a seminar including Metroflex Plano owner and Personal Trainer Greg McCoy, National Level Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer Jeff Dwelle, Owner of IntenseMuscle.com and Online Trainer Skip Hill, and Mr. USA Steve Kuclo. This expert panel will be discussing all things training, nutrition, supplementation and more, and we promise not to leave until ALL your questions are answered. We will also have several vendors out helping us raise money for the MDA and offering their products for purchase at the event.
How can you help us raise money?! Well you can attend the event this Saturday! It costs $10 at the door and all proceeds will go to the MDA. You can also purchase on of our FLEX for Muscular Dystrophy T-shirts for $20 at the event or at MetroflexPlano.com. All proceeds from T-Shirt sales also go directly to the MDA. Lastly we will be accepting personal donations to give to the MDA. You can contact Greg McCoy or Tawna Eubanks about making a personal donation to the MDA (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Muscular Dystrophy is a very serious genetic disease that affects many, and can severely limit a person’s life and can even lead to death if the disease affects the muscle of the heart and lungs. There is no cure for Muscular Dystrophy and money is needed for research and care. Please join us for a great day at Metroflex Plano raising money for a great cause!