FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $75

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) - A MUCH NEEDED REVIEW

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) - A MUCH NEEDED REVIEW

January 05, 2018

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been completely bastardized over the last few years.

What started off as a tremendous conditioning protocol with the “side effect” of getting you extremely lean has turned into virtually any type of physical movement as long as it’s done with no rest or regard for exercise technique.

Continue Reading

DEADLIFTING FOR ANY GOAL

DEADLIFTING FOR ANY GOAL

January 05, 2018

Deadlifting often gets a bad rap as a high-risk and specialty exercise.  This is quite unfortunate when in fact it’s one of the most fundamental and functional movement patterns we can train.  Additionally, it is quite powerful for both hypertrophy and strength goals.  Even if you’re a 65-year-old grandmother, the deadlift is for you.  Imagine not being able to pick up a newborn grandchild off the floor.  This is what makes it the ‘basic functional movement pattern.'  If you DON’T  know how to do it properly you are increasing your risk for injury in life!

Continue Reading

EXERCISES FOR HAMSTRINGS OF STEEL

EXERCISES FOR HAMSTRINGS OF STEEL

January 05, 2018

When you want to run fast, jump high or just have a set huge wheels to show off, development of the hamstrings and overall posterior chain is critical to your end results.

If you’re already incorporating staple exercises such as Olympic Lifts, Deadlifts, and Sprints in your routine then certainly your hamstrings and posterior chain are getting solid stimulus.

However, there are a few key exercises that you can add to your programming to assist with your development.

Continue Reading


TOP 5 MODERN MACRO HACKS (IIFYM)

TOP 5 MODERN MACRO HACKS (IIFYM)

January 05, 2018

How does a juicy burger sound right about now?

IIFYM or "If It Fits Your Macros" is not necessarily a new idea, but has gained increased popularity lately. You may have been drooling over those Instagram posts of poptarts and pizza, but does it work? We asked bodybuilder and IIFYM’er Lance Hare to help us understand this "Modern Diet". Here’s the ultimate quick guide to flexible dieting.

Continue Reading

MODERN PROTEIN BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

MODERN PROTEIN BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

January 05, 2018

Today in the USPlabs Kitchen, we're making Modern Protein Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.   Our recipe comes from Barbell Club member @whyyawn.  Be sure to follow her Instagram for some of the most insane protein recipes I've ever seen.

Continue Reading

HEAVY-DUTY BODYBUILDING WORKOUT FOR LEGS

HEAVY-DUTY BODYBUILDING WORKOUT FOR LEGS

January 05, 2018

Leg day; most lifters either love it or hate it.   However, the majority of us, no matter how we feel about grueling through rep after rep of squats until the need to find the nearest trash can for quick breakfast disposal, will do it anyway. One might say leg day is, "a necessary evil."

Continue Reading


AWESOME ABS CIRCUIT- NO CRUNCHES!

AWESOME ABS CIRCUIT- NO CRUNCHES!

January 05, 2018

Let’s assume by now you realize that your six pack (or lack thereof) is mostly determined by two things – genetics and diet.

Let’s also assume that you understand crunches (or any direct ab training) won’t crunch away fat from your midsection.

Continue Reading

HOW TO INCREASE GRIP STRENGTH

HOW TO INCREASE GRIP STRENGTH

January 05, 2018

So, you want to build vice-like grip strength? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Incorporate the following grip strengthening exercises and principles into your training and before you know it you may be able to crush an empty soda can with your bare hands!

All kidding aside, a grip full of power and strength is within reach for you - as long as you put in the effort, of course.

Continue Reading

MODERNPROTEIN RECIPES: PROTEIN COFFEE CAKE

MODERNPROTEIN RECIPES: PROTEIN COFFEE CAKE

January 05, 2018

I recently read (skimmed and looked at the pictures) a blog regarding how Americans eat basically dessert for breakfast; and while this may be true in some sense, I honestly do not consider Lucky Charms a dessert.  If you’re going to eat dessert, at least consume something more satisfying than puffed wheat and faux marshmallow.  In my travels around the world, I have found that in the U.S (for the most part) breakfast is an actual meal.

Continue Reading


AB EXERCISES FOR MEN

AB EXERCISES FOR MEN

January 05, 2018

When it comes to developing pro level abs, crunches and oblique twists are likely not going to cut it – even if your bodyfat is low. For this reason, it is often necessary for you to go far out of your comfort zone when trying to get the ultimate ab workout. You already know that switching up your workouts is key, especially for those who have been training 3 + years.

Continue Reading

BICEPS EXERCISES FOR MASS

BICEPS EXERCISES FOR MASS

January 05, 2018

Ok, first things, first - biceps is plural. It's not bicep. So if someone is trying to give you biceps training advice and they leave off the S do yourself a favor and run.The reason it’s biceps with an S is because the biceps are made up of two muscles. Hence “bi” and the “s”.

Continue Reading

BENCH PRESS AESTHETICS

BENCH PRESS AESTHETICS

January 05, 2018

In many cases, not just for pectoral development but overall, the best stimulus for hypertrophy (aka muscle enlargement) is the use of force output. The demand for this output results in a need to enlarge these muscle tissues to be better recruited both as main movers and to assist in stabilization (antagonistic pairs and synergistic muscles).

Continue Reading



1 2 3 Next »