Matt Danielsson

Background

Matt Danielsson became an IFBB-certified Personal Trainer in 1998 and then ran a personal training business, Pro PT, prior to moving to California in 1999. He has run the bodybuilding section at Suite101.com since 1997. Matt has also written a number of freelance articles for various magazines.

Name: Matt Danielsson
Age: 29
Weight: 230 lbs
Websites: www.LearnBodybuilding.com, www.LearnDieting.com, www.LearnSupplements.com.

Articles

  • Volume Training Vs. Heavy Duty!

    The bottom line in their argument was that Arnold advocated working out for hours every day, while Mike wanted people to spend as little time as possible in the gym. Learn why and which one is better!

  • Finding The RIGHT Personal Trainer!

    To protect yourself, and to make sure you're getting your money's worth, there are a few guidelines to observe. There's also a couple of litmus tests you can throw at your prospective trainer. Learn what they are.

  • Do I Have To Drink A Post-workout Drink? Can't I Have A Fruit Or A Cookie Instead?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • How To 'Not' Get Popular In The Gym!

    Do you like being unpopular? Do you like being hated? Check out these tips on how to 'NOT' get popular in the gym.

  • Atrocious Abs: An Guide To A Rock-Hard Midsection: Part 1!

    A rock-hard midsection is hard to get, but once you're there you'll think it was worth the effort to get there. Learn how to finally get the ripped midsection you have always wanted!

  • New Year, New Abs: 5 Steps To A Ripped Midsection

    It's that time of year again. The lovehandles are back, and you want your six pack back. It's about time, so let's get down to business, first by learning some quick tips on nutrition and exercise! Learn more here...

  • Why Are Manufacturers Removing The Ephedra From Their Fat-burn Products?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Got Veggies?

    When you've got a steak that both tastes great and has a good load of protein, the peas and carrots next to it sort of blend into the background. Big mistake. You need veggies to reach your full potential as a bodybuilder!

  • Jump Start: Stimulate Your Muscle Growth!

    It's easy to get stuck in a comfortable routine - you know what's coming up, and you know that you can handle it. Why disrupt that comfortable state of things?

  • The Day After Leg Training, I'm Fine, But The Second Day I Can Hardly Get Out Of Bed! Why Is That?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Genetics: How Will They Affect You?

    Genetics is a popular scapegoat for lazy people. It is very convenient, and there's no one around to prove that this is the sole purpose of fitness limitations for some people! Learn more here ...

  • Get Focused!

    There has been a lot written about getting into the right mindset. Let's zero in on what happens as you actually get to the gym, and how you can preserve that pre-workout pysche you worked so hard to achieve.

  • Food Vs. Supplements

    Food vs. Supplements: The age old question. Learn what the difference is between the two and how one is more important that the other!

  • Power Breakfast

    Power Breakfast to a bodybuilder is different, but has the same basic principle: High-octane fuel for a demanding day. Learn how it could help you!

  • Do You Think Glutamine Is Worth The Money?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Gym Etiquette!

    Every once in a while you see obscure articles in the Bodybuilding mags where they raise a nagging finger and babble about do's and do not's in the gym.

  • Why Are My Calves Doomed To Be Small?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Why Do You Promote Reverse Pyramid Sets?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Try These Diet Foods!

    Are you tired of eating chicken breast and tuna? Do you want to preserve your sanity and get some variation with a couple of new high-protein diet foods!

  • What Can I Do To Get My Calves To Grow?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • What Can I Do To Increase The Size Of Rear Deltoids?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • The Rep: Learn What To Do To Not Get Hurt!

    This might not seem like a very big deal - I mean, hey, just grab the barbell and hammer it out, right? Not so. In fact, the rep is just as important of a variable as any other factor when you're working out.

  • Bodybuilding Recipes!

    Not to discredit skinless chicken breasts and steamed rice in any way, but it does tend to get kinda boring on the tenth day in a row. Variation is the key to staying sane, especially when on a diet.

  • Blood Sugar & Insulin: Part Two!

    Last week we came to the conclusion that to draw from something that makes you fat, knocks your blood sugar levels way down, and sets your hard-earned muscle up for cannibalization, is insulin!

  • Reviewing The Master's Writings!

    I thought I'd give my two cents worth regarding two books: Arnold - The Education of a Bodybuilder, and Blood'nGuts by Dorian Yates.

  • Top 10 Dieting Tips!

    The bodybuilding magazines run tons of 'Top 10' lists when they run out of ideas for articles to write, so I figure I'll do the same!

  • Periodization: The Key To Continuous Gains!

    Muscle growth is not something that comes by itself. Learn how to continuously gain lean muscle with the principles of periodization!

  • Get A Grip: Forearm Training!

    If you choose to use straps, you must remember to train your forearms separately! Else you end up with poor grip-strength, underdeveloped forearms, and will surely not train very well the one day that you forget to bring the straps to the gym.

  • Gaining Weight For The Bodybuilder!

    Even if you were at the end of the line when the good bodybuilding genetics were handed out, disciplined diet and training can do wonders your physique.

  • Intermediate's Bodybuilding Program – Take Your Game To The Next Level!

    Have you been training and eating right for at least 6 months and are ready to take it to the next level? Learn how to in this article.

  • Accurate Scales?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Blood Sugar & Insulin!

    Lately I've received a whole bunch of questions about the benefits and drawbacks of insulin, so why not straighten out the issue, once and for all? Learn the straight forward facts on insulin!

  • More Questions And Answers.

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Intermediate Training: You're Not A 'Newbie' Anymore!

    Let's see what a typical Intermediate workout could look like. In this case, we're going for a 3-way split of the body - Monday, Wednesday, Friday. That gives plenty of time for rest and social life during the weekends, and with the three workouts being

  • My Friend Has Really Peaked Biceps While Mine Are Not, While We Both Curl The Same Weight. What Can I Do To Increase My Peak?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Vitamin & Mineral Profiles

    Vitamins and minerals are essential to our survival. Even a small deficit of a key vitamin or mineral can be enough to get your whole body out of whack.

  • Beginner's Bodybuilding Program - A Step By Step Introduction To The Iron Game!

    So, you want to pack on some serious mass and carve out those abs? Here's a step-by-step introduction to the iron game that will get you started on the right foot.

  • Beginner Blastoff!

    If you're new to the iron game, there is a lot of new information to juggle. Not to worry, take a deep breath and relax. We'll walk through the beginning process step by step.

  • So You Want To Be A Professional Bodybuilder?

    Do you think you are going to become a pro bodybuilder with no problem at all? That is your problem. Learn if it is worth trying to become a pro!

  • The Gym Checklist!

    Let's focus on the REAL issue - does the gym measure up to your needs? Can you get a good, brutal workout here? Learn what to look for when choosing a gym!

  • Beefing Up The Forearms!

    I have yet to see a bodybuilder who is not serious about training biceps and triceps. Forearms, however, are a completely different story.

  • Get Ripped For The Beach In 21 Days?

    Be realistic - but don't lose sight of your goals, and you'll get there eventually. Set your goals small and move your way up! Learn how!

  • I Have A Horrible Sweet Tooth, But I Need To Get In Shape. What Can I Do To Avoid Going Nuts?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • How To Calculate Your Heart Rate!

    This new formula should apply to all healthy men and women between 18 to 81 years of age. The old formula has a 8 % difference than the new and improved one! Learn why!

  • What Are Your Thoughts On Sports Drinks Such As Gatorade, Hydra Fuel And Such?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • What To Do About Sore Elbows?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • The Myth Of Turning Fat Into Muscle

    You simply cannot transform fat tissue into muscle. But with some effort, you can and will see change.

  • Home Gyms: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started!

    Are you thinking along the lines of setting up a home gym in the garage? Learn what you need to get to have a full body workout!

  • You Say I Should Do Lat Pulldowns To The Front Rather Than Behind The Neck. Why?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • 7 Steps To Safe Workouts!

    No one plans on getting injured when they go to workout. Check out these 7 steps for a safer workout and more fun in the gym.

  • What Do You Think About The Weider Principles?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Partners In Pain!

    Having a training partner is more than camaraderie, security, and a way to get the most out of your workout, it is also the golden opportunity to unleash your most devilishly sadistic sides. Learn the importance of having a training partner!

  • Why Are You Skeptical About Pro-hormones?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Advanced Bodybuilding Program - Learn How To Become A Beast!

    So, you've kept at it for a couple of years and see a lot of improvement from your salad days of bodybuilding. Good! Now, the bad news: the road gets a lot rougher from here on. This is point where the smart bodybuilders are separated from the rest.

  • The 4 Rules Of Mental Focus!

    I think everybody gets the impulse to be lazy from time to time. Find out how to mentally focus on completing your goals! Find out here ...

  • Finding Time: A Bodybuilder's Nightmare!

    So how does one find ways to work out regularly, when there never seem to be enough time? Not to mention maintaining a DIET! I say - no problem!

  • How Important Is Warm-up, Really?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Awe-Inspiring Arms: Get Huge Complete Arms!

    Building huge complete arms isn't just about blasting your biceps. To get Lee Priest sized arms, you need to work your whole arm. This means forearms, triceps and biceps. Learn how!

  • 7 Steps To Steady Progress!

    Ever wonder why some guys keep growing every year while others seem to take one step forward, then two steps back? It's all a matter of sticking to a basic set of common-sense rules and habits that help keep you on track. Learn how!

  • I've Noticed My Pecs Are Kind Of

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Quality Over Quantity!

    As we all know, growth is triggered by training, and logic would suggest that more training equals more growth. Wrong. Learn why!

  • Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

    This guy was middle-aged and really normal, you know, the kind of guy with a pot belly, bald spot, and a desire to get back in shape. So going to the gym is the best he can do, right? One would think.

  • Managing Hunger: Tricks To Get Through Your Diet!

    Here are some tricks for helping you through the diet without cheating or having a complete mental meltdown.

  • Cheating: Is It Necessary?

    If you have to make sure that your ego doesn't make this an excuse to start cheating from the first rep - to impress the girl next to you in the gym or whatever it may think is vital for your survival. Find out if cheating is for you!

  • The Dangers Of Dumbbell Flyes!

    This might be a bit of a shock to many of you, but one of the most common exercises you see in the gym when it comes to chest training—the dumbbell flye—is pure death to you!

  • Motivation 101!

    When you have to scramble for excuses for not going to the gym, then it's time to grab yourself by the ear and pull yourself to the gym!

  • Moving To The Mecca?

    Raise a hand every one who have been to Gold's in Venice, CA. Yes, the famous one by Muscle Beach. All the pros are stacked thick, and if you ever wanted to live the bodybuilding lifestyle, this is the place to be. Learn what it is all about!

  • Athletic Performance & Bodybuilding!

    While many readers have the weight training as a mainstay for keeping fit and healthy, some even competing, there are a lot of people who use the weight room for boosting another, primary sport.

  • Overtraining: The Demon Of The Natural Trainer!

    While a drug-using athlete can train twice as hard as the natural and make gains, overtraining is probably the number one reason for frustration with naturals - simply because the body never gets the time and rest needed to rebuild itself and grow.

  • Beach 2004: Shed The Last Fat In 30 Days!

    If you're like most guys and have a modest pair of love handles on the sides and an ugly little pouch of lard covering your lower abs, there's still time to do something about it. Full workout program, nutrition tips and more!

  • Priming The Cardio System!

    One area that often lags is the cardiovascular system. It is not only healthy to get your heart and lungs in shape, it may also help you do better in key exercises like squats, deadlifts or leg presses. Learn why and how!

  • Personal Trainers: Do You Even Need One?

    The Personal Trainer is hired for one purpose and one purpose only: To help you to achieve your goals. He or she will not train for you, but will hold your hand and lead the way on your journey to excellence.

  • Advanced Training: Switch Things Up!

    When things are getting a little too comfy, it's time to yank your ear and start doing something truly challenging. You're not in the gym because you love the smell of old socks in the locker room, right? You're there to train and get results.

  • To Strap Or Not To Strap?

    Are wrist-straps good or bad for you? The experts all have different views - some swear by the straps and others treat them as something found under their shoes. Learn more here.

  • Gain 10 Pounds In 100 Days!

    Want to go from what you see in the mirror today to the same thing plus 10 pounds of muscle? Of course you do! Learn how to add 10 pounds of muscle without the fat!

  • Hammer Your Hamstrings!

    How often do you START a training session with Hamstrings? Nonetheless, the hamstrings make up for a large part of our total leg volume. So, in conclusion, there's no excuse NOT to train hamstrings, whether YOU can see them or not!

  • Dehydration And Bodybuilding

    Learn how dehydration can cut into your athletic performance and why it should not be the answer to easy weight loss!

  • TV Shopping: How To Not Get Scammed!

    I happened to zap into one of those late-night-TV-infomercials about the latest miracle devices for getting a great body. For once, my wife and I decided to actually watch the crap and get a good laugh.

  • Bodybuilding Magazines: Hype Or Hope?

    Today, we have several high quality bodybuilding mags out there for us to read, study and learn from. We can gather inspiration, learn new ways of dieting and, for the interested, get the latest gossip from the pro scene.

  • 10 Steps To Freaky Arms!

    Here are 10 concrete steps you can take to get the most out of your arm training. Learn more about these critical steps to bodybuilding success.

  • What's Your Thoughts On Dr. Atkin's Diet?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Ephedrine - A Dangerous Drug?

    If you open a bodybuilding magazine or walk into any given supplement store, you get flooded with the wildest claims about the latest diet supplement pill that will make you lose X amount of pounds a week and turn you into a hulking Greek God in 6 weeks.

  • Training & Anatomy Quiz.

    Do you think you're smart? Are you a so called bodybuilding guru? Take this 30 question quiz to find out if you should go back to reading Seventeen Magazine!

  • The Holiday Gut...

    Enjoy the holiday! Have the cake and roast you want! It's ok... as long as you watch yourself the weeks around the holidays! Learn some tips and tricks for holiday nutrition right here...

  • Do I Really Have To Do Cardio?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • How Come The People In Before And After-pictures In The Ads Always Look So Much Better Than I Do?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Is There Any Web Site That Can Help You Identify The Legit Labels Of Steroids And Such?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Overtraining - How To Prevent It!

    Overtraining is one of the reasons you should take training programs recommended in most bodybuilding magazines with a grain of salt - what is normal for a pro who is heavy on the juice could kill a natural.

  • Clobber Your Chest!

    Impressive pectoral muscles are often defined as the very foundation of a manly physique. For so many people, this means to start pumping out reps on the barbell bench press. Find out what OTHER exercises will help you build an Arnold size chest!

  • Troubleshooting!

    If you have had problems in the past and don't know where to look for answers, look no further! In this article you will find the answers to many common concerns dealing with weight training and more...

  • Top 10 Bodybuilding Habits!

    You can't make continuous improvement by training and dieting in spurts. Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits to follow.

  • Top 10 Keys To Physical Progress!

    Learn the top 10 keys to physical progress from Matt Danielsson. From consitency to listening to your body, learn them all!

  • Broke Buying Supplements?

    Are you broke buying supplements? And you still need them? Find the techniques that will help you utilize your money!

  • Got Squats? Tips And Techniques For A Better Squat!

    Squats belong to the exclusive club of compound movements that trigger growth you could never replicate by diddling around with isolation movements only.

  • I'm 16, And I Want To Get Huge. How Do I Do That?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Do I Have To Take Supplements To Become A Successful Bodybuilder?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Boosting The Bench!

    I have received a lot of questions about how to bring up the one-rep max bench press lately. The main problem appears to be the inevitable sticking point a few inches above the chest.

  • What Exercise Targets The Side Delts?

    I get bombarded with e-mails from all over the world, from Japan to Argentina, and it's really interesting to see how small differences there are!

  • Survival Guide To The Holidays.

    A more moderate approach, where you don't overeat to the extreme, will make the whole process easier despite not forgoing any of the stuff that really matters. This survival guide will help you keep the spare tire away.

  • The Big Picture: Are Fats Evil?

    Fat isn't the devil. In fact, you'd get sick, malnourished, and eventually die if it wasn't for the fat in your food. You need it, period!