Author, neurophysiologist, writes for Mens Fitness and trains celebs and athletes.
Tmuscle.com just posted a very informative interview with Chad Waterbury, here’s some of the points that stood out to me.
- A workout that consists of nothing but exercises that target your weaknesses would be the most boring — and beneficial — workout you’d ever do.
- If you do nothing but single-limb exercises for all your lower body work for the rest of your life you’ll be thankful you did. The same can’t be said for your upper body.
- You should count total reps instead of constantly searching for a magical combination of sets and reps. The next time you train a movement for more muscle, do 25 total reps with a weight you could lift 6 or 7 times for the first set. Stick with that weight until you complete 25 total reps.
- It doesn’t matter how many sets it takes, or how long you rest between each set. Just work hard, stay focused, and get the job done.
- Carbs won’t make you fat. Fat won’t make you fat. Carbs and fat together won’t make you fat. Whether or not you gain fat is all about food quality. A 3000-calorie diet can make you gain fat or lose it, depending on the foods you eat. Once quality is in place, then it’s time to look at quantity.
- I’ve never seen any benefit in eating more than one gram of protein per pound of body weight.
- Always strengthen your weaknesses — this is for injury prevention and to boost potential gains.
- Single leg exercises are best for quality of life, symmetry, and balance.
- For each exercise, shoot for 25 reps total — don’t worry about the amount of reps per set.
- Eat Quality foods first, then focus on quantity.
- You only need about 1 gram protein per pound of body weight.
I can say from experience — he’s right on.