Elite Physique Training Hacks - Front Raise Variations

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Front Raise Variations

Welcome to the 3rd episode in our new video series – Elite Physique Training Hacks.  In this installment we’ll be revealing some cool variations to the traditional dumbbell front raise. We’ll go over Steering Wheel Raises and ways to incorporate its variations into your delt workout. Hit these hard and your front delts will beg for mercy! Your shoulder workouts will never be the same!!!

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Elite Physique Training Hacks - Somersault Squats

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Somersault Squats

Welcome to the 2nd episode in our new video series – Training Hacks.  Today we’ll be introducing an innovative exercise for targeting your quad tear drops. It’s very similar to the traditional Sissy Squat and another great way to finish your leg workout. So grab the Smith Machine and give this one a go on your next leg day! Trust me…you’ll feel it for days afterwards! If you wear board shorts you need not view this video. LOL

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Lateral Raises

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Lateral Raises

Elite Physique is back!  I’d like to introduce our new video series – Training Hacks.  We’ll focus on showing how to get the most out of common exercises, how to perfect your form and reveal some unique exercises that most gym goers have never seen!  In this episode we’ll reveal a more effective way to perform lateral raises.  This is a video you don’t want to miss.  Wide delts are not only important on stage for ALL categories but the strong look that barn door delts has on a physique cannot be denied when dressed up for a formal event!  This is the one body part that will turn heads even when you are clothed!  Check it out, try it on your next shoulder day and don’t forget to share it with your friends!

Vacation During Contest Prep?

When potential clients tell us that they have a vacation booked in the middle of their contest prep it is almost always a “let’s look at another show” response. Such clients are convinced that such a break will actually aid in their motivation and may even boost their slowed metabolism. Both of these beliefs are false. Planning a vacation in the middle of prep really does the exact opposite of what the client has in mind. With over 15 years of contest prep experience I can honestly count on one hand the number of clients who went away during their prep phase and didn’t entirely derail their initial efforts. The ones who are able to maintain their conditioning always admit that it came at a cost. Being away on vacation is about letting loose and being shackled to a strict diet regime restricts this. Why spend all that money on a vacation when you would be so heavily restricted? It makes no sense to us. It is true that an extended calorie restricted diet will lower metabolism but going all out at the buffet for an entire week at an all exclusive resort will certainly do more than “reset” the metabolism. That’s just a poor excuse for lack of willpower. Let’s face it a spike meal/day may be beneficial to some clients and at certain points in their prep but it is not needed as often as most keyboard gurus recommend.

It is only under extremely rare circumstances that Michelle …

Picking the Right Coach

These days, everyone seems to use a prep coach before entering a competition or physique transformation. With that said, do you know what you should be looking for in a coach? There are certain basic qualities that everyone should know and pay particular attention to: experience, honesty, and the “eye.”

Experience is a strong attribute when prepping clients. An experienced coach will have seen more diet road bumps and will have better tools to deal with problems when they occur.

Troubleshooting a diet crisis successfully comes with putting time in. Hiring a coach whose resume only reads as having competed in one show is a disaster waiting to happen. When we first started dieting clients, we studied under IFBB pros Donna and Brian Logue. They had years of experience, and we were lucky enough to have them teach us their craft. We worked with them for four years, discussing each client intimately and working out the successful plan of attack. It was an invaluable learning experience, and I don’t know of another prep coach who has gone through such a learning experience (other than Chris Aceto, who mentored under Bob Gruskin). Sure, trial and error is a great way to learn, but tell a client that you want to experiment on him and I know what I would say if I were the client! We really do owe Brian and Donna everything, as they set the foundation for what we do today.

Honesty is a tough one. It’s especially tough