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How to Properly Progress Your Workouts

One of the age-old questions in the world of working out is: How do I progress my workouts? Or how does one go about training progression? It’s an honest question that deserves a bit of clarification from all of the frustrating noise out there. You may have come across such notions as chasing the pump, […]

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How You Should Feel While Dieting

How do you know if a fat loss diet is working? How do you know if you’re just spinning your wheels? Should you stick to your plan or shift gears? Oh the dieting woes. Hard to handle and unpredictable. When I was dieting for bodybuilding contests (sometimes I feel like I was on a diet […]

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3 Back Friendly Barbell Squat Alternatives

Looking back over 30 years of training with weights I can truly say that it’s not the age, it’s the mileage that has taken a toll on my body. Many days, weeks, months, and years of toiling away in the gym for hours and hours (and not to mention the years of competing) will make […]

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3 Things to Lockdown Before Buying More Supplements

The following is a guest post from Michael Gregory. More about Michael below. Supplements reign supreme in our current age of quick fixes and “overnight successes.” I’m going to tell you 3 very obvious things when it comes to your journey to a better body before buying more supplements. I’m betting that you’ll shake your […]

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My Favorite Supplements for More Lean Muscle

As someone who isn’t into supplements all that much (I prefer real food any day) some really do help me with recovery and performance. These are my favorite supplements for more lean muscle, energy, and overall recovery. Since I still love to go to the gym and get in some intense sessions I know that […]

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How to Train Your Back for More Muscle

We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I’m not so good with pushing. I’ve never been good at bench presses, squats, or shoulder presses, but I am a puller. I can do pull ups and chin ups for days, row with pretty considerable weight and curl ’til the cows come home. Since I have long […]

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Basic But Effective Chest and Back Workout

Simple is in. Minimalism is the new buzz word floating around and I for one have always been a fan before it was trendy. Most problems have simple answers (not easy, but simple). Your training should be no different. This basic but effective chest and back workout possesses that principle. It’s not hard to see […]

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3 of My Best Pre-Workout Muscle Meals

Let’s get one thing straight: these pre-workout meal suggestions have nothing to do with pre-workout drinks. You know, those chemical experiments in a can? Who really knows what’s in them other than some underground, unregulated shady manufacturer bent on profit only. But that’s a whole other post. These are tried and true pre-workout meals that […]

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Dumbbell-Only Better Arm Workout

When I was asked to make a muscle back in my competitive days I would invariably hitch my sleeve up and squeeze. Nowadays we want to be lean with six-pack abs. We no longer want huge guns, but leaner, more muscular bodies. However, arms are still a mainstay. With this dumbbell-only arm workout you can […]

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Favorite, Go-To, Quick, High-Protein Breakfast

I’m probably like most people in that I love breakfast. I wake up hungry and can’t wait to eat. With that said I’ve experimented with many iterations of a healthy, quick, high-protein breakfast meal in the morning. From getting up extra early and cooking eggs to prepping the night before with little success It’s been […]