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Why did you choose to lift?

Why did you choose to lift?

When you decide to begin weight training you will be setting a goal. That goal is determined based upon several things and one of which will be why you are actually going to lift. This simple determining factor will have long term effects and will constantly sit in your mind. Why did you choose to [...]

March 19, 2015Brandon Hahn Training Articles

5 Major Fitness Myths

5 Major Fitness Myths

We hear them every day and we continue to ask ourselves are these things true? We read about different outlooks and insights towards weightlifting but question the value. Should we do more cardio to lose weight? Should I just train in the hypertrophy rep range? Is squatting bad for our knees? Do I need 6 [...]

February 19, 2015Bob Kupniewski Training Articles

The Best Types of HIIT Cardio

The Best Types of HIIT Cardio

When it comes to cardio there are two different forms of which an individual can utilize; LISS (Low Intensity Steady State) and HIIT (High Intensity Steady State). During this article I am going to breakdown what HIIT is, the benefits of HIIT, differences in cardio exercises, and routines you can utilize when it comes to [...]

January 29, 2015Bob Kupniewski Training Articles

Powerlifter v. Strongman v. Bodybuilder v. Crossfitter | Shots Fired!

Powerlifter v. Strongman v. Bodybuilder v. Crossfitter | Shots Fired!

My heaviest barbell bench press is 425 pounds. My heaviest deadlift is 520 pounds. My heaviest squat is 495 pounds. They are my 1RMs aka One Rep Max. I can do a standing bicep curl with 100 pound dumbbells for a couple reps. Barbell curl with 175, and rep out dumbbell shoulder presses with the [...]

January 21, 2015Cavino Johnson Training Articles

Swole Mate | Is She The One?

Swole Mate | Is She The One?

I met a girl. She didn’t really go to the gym, but she “worked out”. When we met I was already a Pro bodybuilder. She had no idea what that meant exactly. She loved my smile, or so she says, but honestly I think the muscles got her. I introduced her to “the life” though, [...]

January 13, 2015Cavino Johnson Training Articles

The Beginner’s Guide to Gym Etiquette

The Beginner’s Guide to Gym Etiquette

Here we are, once again… A brand new year, bringing with it, brand new faces. Now, my safe assumption is that most of you reading this are avid gym goers. But, for those of you that are “newbies”, this one is for you. You have joined the gym. You paid your enrollment fee and your [...]

December 30, 2014Cavino Johnson Training Articles

3 Tips To Improve Your Training Today

3 Tips To Improve Your Training Today

We are always looking for tips, tricks, and ideas to give us an edge and also improve our training in the gym. For this article we are going to cover three points that can help change your workouts but also improve the effectiveness of your time spent in the gym. The three areas we will [...]

December 18, 2014Bob Kupniewski Training Articles

The dislike button | Why the obsession?

The dislike button | Why the obsession?

I know it’s the holiday season, but I really refuse to sugar-coat what I am about to write. This may or may not be posted. I’m never sure. But, I can guarantee you that, it’ll be worth the time to write and even more worth the time to read. We live in a world, right [...]

December 15, 2014Cavino Johnson Training Articles

Chelsey Chats | The Introduction

Chelsey Chats | The Introduction

Hey everyone! My name is Chelsey Novak and I am 22 years old. I am super excited to represent Athletic Xtreme! One of my biggest passions in life is staying healthy and active. Most people ask me “Chels, how did you become so involved in fitness” & when they hear my answer they never believe [...]

December 5, 2014Chelsey Novak Training Articles

5 Moves For Bigger Legs

5 Moves For Bigger Legs

A friend once said to me, “It wasn’t until I started to do squats that I began to really grow…” There’s not much that can really discredit that statement, and I completely agree with it. Legs are either the topic of jokes or the subject of praise. Hundreds of memes have surfaced joking about, if [...]

December 3, 2014Cavino Johnson Training Articles