Tag Archives: Jim Vaglica

How Does A SWAT Team Really Train?

 How Does A SWAT Team Really Train? It was late July and the lead story on all the local news stations was the record setting heat and humidity predicted for the day. There was a health advisory warning against any … Continue reading

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Strong Grip of the Law

The Strong Grip Of The Law by Jim Vaglica Years ago, when I was a young rookie cop, I made a lot of arrests. One night I decided it was time to lock up this bad guy, so I moved … Continue reading

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How to Retain Muscle After Surgery

 How to Retain Muscle After Surgery I laid back on the bench and I went through the same set up ritual I’d done thousands of times before. My three warm up sets were complete and this was my first working … Continue reading

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One Giant Set to Giant Arms

 One Giant Set to Giant Arms Informed bodybuilders have always known the importance of the eccentric, or negative portion of a rep. This is where a lot of the micro damage occurs within the muscle tissue. Damage that will be … Continue reading

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The One & a Half Rep Intensity Technique

Increase Your Intensity 150% with the One & a Half Technique Once you’re past the beginner stage of your resistance training life you’re bound to hit some plateaus. This is a good place to add some intensity techniques like super … Continue reading

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How To Do Dips By The Iron Guru

Dips By the Iron Guru by Jim Vaglica Most of you are too young to remember Vince Gironda. He was known as the Iron Guru and he opened Vince’s Gym in North Hollywood in 1948. Vince trained some of the … Continue reading

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HIIT Cardio

Don’t Waste Time on Cardio – Crank it Up with HIIT When I walk into my gym I often see familiar faces walking on the treadmills or methodically cranking away on the elliptical machines. When I finish my workout some … Continue reading

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How to Build A Six Pack – Why You Have No Abs

By Jim Vaglica How to Build A Six Pack “ Why You Have No Abs” So you’ve done more leg lifts than a toll gate and you’ve spent more time in a Roman Chair than Julius Caesar but that coveted six … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Bench Press

Most Common Bench Press Mistakes As soon as I walk into any gym I start critiquing every lifter. I can’t help myself. “Those are some great half reps buddy” or “lady, if those dumbbells were any lighter they’d float away.”Sometimes “pal, … Continue reading

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Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training

 Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training By Jim Vaglica Question #1: What muscle group can be seen more often than any other? Answer: Forearms Question #2: What’s the most functional strength you can possess? Answer: Grip Strength Weightlifters and … Continue reading

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