Maik Wiedenbach

Maik Wiedenbach
Quick Stats
Maik is an Olympic-level swimmer who turned to muscle building. He is now an author, and one of the most sought-after trainers in Manhattan.

A two time World Cup and Olympic-level swimmer in Germany, Maik Wiedenbach arrived in the US on a swimming scholarship at Fordham University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor in History, having already received an equivalent degree in German Literature from Germany.

After obtaining his NASM, BSA, and AFPA certifications, Maik founded Adler Training and successfully turned it into one of the most sought-after training and nutritional services in Manhattan, serving clients in top tier facilities.

His system targeting corporate travelers, professionals with time constraints, and clients based out of New York is specifically tailored for "on-the-go" people and those who need to maximize their returns in today's world of frequent travel, long work hours and high stress occupations.

Maik Wiedenbach's Content

Swole University: 11 Lessons For Bigger Arms
Maik Wiedenbach wasn't born with big arms, he built them the hard way: through trial and error. Learn from his mistakes and expedite your arm gains with these 11 tips.
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Focus Your Warm-ups And Maximize Your Workouts
Do you know the real goal of a warm-up session? In this article Maik Wiedenbach helps you to improve your results by focusing your warm-ups and pre-workout nutrition.
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3 Point Muscle Building Method For Better Results
Maik Wiedenbach helps you to view workout structure in a whole new way. Learn the value of targeting each muscle group with a stretch, power and contraction exercise.
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Is Bodybuilding A Narcissistic Activity?
Muscle building is more than just some mindless activity that involves staring into the mirror. There are many positive reasons to build bigger muscles and change your physique.
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Increase Your Bench Press By 30% In 5 Minutes
The bad news: there is no way to increase your bench press by 30% in 5 minutes. The good news: you can immediately improve your bench press stability and results.
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Too Old To Build Muscle? The Bernie Long Story
Bernie Long didn't let mini-strokes (and resulting memory loss), back surgery or the lack of a thyroid stop him. Now at the age of 72, he is in the best shape of his life.
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Cluster Sets: Pump Up Your Hypertrophy Workouts
Time to train for the pump. Cluster sets are an excellent bodybuilding technique that allow you to break up training monotony and pack on the muscle size you are after.
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10 Forgotten Bodybuilding Exercises You Should Try
Bored with the same old workout grind? Inject some new life into your training and build old school muscle with these 10 forgotten, but potent bodybuilding exercises.
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9 Tips For Growing Your Shoulders Into Small Melons
Think you've heard it all when it comes to shoulder training? Think again! This article from Maik Weidenbach contains 9 delt destroying tips you may never have seen before.
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Maximize Your Workouts By Focusing Your Goals
Do you want a great beach body? Who doesn't! But that isn't a specific goal. Learn how to change your workouts, maximize body parts, and create your dream physique.
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6 Squatless Leg Training Tips
This is not just another "shut up and squat" article. Leg training should be well-rounded. Build better quality wheels with these 6 squatless leg training tips.
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Match Carb Intake To Your BodyFat & Muscle Mass
Are carbs the enemy? Maik Wiedenbach says no. Learn how to approach your carbohydrate consumption based on the the current state of your physique.
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Do You Need A Gluten Free Diet?
Can you benefit from gluten-free living even if you don't have an intolerance? Find out why this might be harming your pocket book more than it's helping your health.
20.8K Reads 17 Comments
How To Quickly Build An Impressive Back and Lats
Seeing a big back in the gym is rare. Bodybuilder Maik Weidenbach wants to help you change this. Here are 8 beefy back building tips to get you that amazing barn door.
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Can A Cheat Meal Help Fat Loss
Learn why a cheat meal makes sense, and how it can help you avoid weight loss plateaus. Included are guidelines for cheat meal frequency for both men and women.
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Bust Through Muscle Building Plateaus
When gains start to slow it's time to take control. These 11 tips and suggestions will help to turn things on end, confuse your body, and get your muscles moving again.
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Overtraining Symptoms: Are You A Victim?
Find out what the symptoms of overtraining are, and what to do if you are overtraining. Article also features a must try "planned overreaching" workout.
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Fat Burners: Rating The Ingredients
Find the perfect fat burner. It's time to get to know exactly what is in your fat burner supplement or diet pill, and just how effective each of these ingredients are.
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Depression And Exercise: 10 Tips To Stay Motivated
If you're feeling depressed it's time to get proactive. These 10 tips can help you set aside the donuts, focus on your goals, find hope and improve your outlook.
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Fitness athlete shirtless in the gym
Improve your gains and motivation with some interesting new approaches: single leg presses, liver tabs, cable pullovers, slow negatives and more!
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Vince Gironda
Called the "Honest Workout", Vince Gironda's 8x8 training system is an extremely challenging and effective old school approach to bodybuilding.
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The Philosophies Of Vince Gironda
An inside look at one of the greatest fitness trainers of all time, Vince Gironda. Feature includes an analysis of his 8 major lifting philosophies.
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Real World Muscle Building
Are you dedicated to working out but still not making progress? Learn how to refine your goals and orient your training to get the results you want.
35.4K Reads 10 Comments
Bodybuilding Contest Prep - The 3 Biggest Mistakes
Present the best possible package on stage by avoiding these contest prep mistakes. Article includes information on sodium, carb and water loading.
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Bicep Curls
We all know what drop sets are, but do you know what a mechanical drop set is? Find out how to use this technique to build both muscle and strength.
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100 Reps Per Set Shocker Fullbody Workout
Blast out of a rut with 100 reps per set. 100 rep sets can be used to shock the entire body for a week or two, or to bring up a lagging part.
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Maik Weidenbach
Immanuel Kant asked, "can I apply it universally or is it a gimmick?" Learn how to apply this maxim to your training, nutrition and supplementation.
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Bench Press Big Chest
Floor presses, flyes with a twist, and the pump! Maik Weidenbach presents you with seven unique chest building tips that aren't centered around the bench press.
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Functional Training
Exercises and tips to improve your performance with the major muscle building exercises, strengthen your rotator cuff, and ward off tendinitis.
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High Fructose Corn Syrup
Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad? How does it stack up compared to honey and sucrose, and should it be avoided when trying to build muscle?
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Vegan Muscle Building - Can It Work?
A vegan lifestyle can create special challenges when it comes to muscle building. Article includes a sample eating plan and tips to help you maximize growth.
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Muscle Building Genetics: Myth And Reality
How much are genetics to blame for our inability to build muscle, get ripped or get in shape? The answer may surprise you - very little.
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Use Posing To Get In Shape Quicker
Posing can improve muscle awareness, muscle maturity and overall definition. Explore the benefits of posing, and learn how to perform 5 popular poses.
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11 Tips To Spark New Arm Growth
Arms not growing? Get your growth back in gear with these 11 arm building tips. Article includes an effective workout structure as well as bulking advice.
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1 Comment
Joe
Posted on: Thu, 01/03/2013 - 09:26

I've watched Maik training people in the gym. He's always focused on the client he's with at the time and delivers more changes to their bodies than any other trainer I've seen. I didn't know about his education in Literature and History, but it makes sense. He's soft spoken and articulate; not qualities found very often in most trainers. I'm happy that this talented man has put his knowledge into a web-site. It should provide a lot of good 'sneak reading' when I should be working!