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A few posts back, I wrote about switching up my training routine. I’ve been training “intensely” for a little over a week now and I have already learned some lessons. Lessons learned 1. Train weaker muscle groups first On my first upper-body day, I started with chest and then back. Then I did shoulders, followed by biceps and triceps. This was not the right order. My mind-muscle connection for chest and back was great. Shoulders…

One common issue you will find when you look at a lot of intermediate training programs is that they don’t do a great job at being balanced. Regardless of the fact that many programs aren’t specific to powerlifting, the big 3 (bench, squat, and deadlift) are often the center point. If we take a look at what the big 3 really focuses on muscle group wise: Bench Press: Chest and triceps, and front delts to…