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How to Design a Simple Workout Program

Your workout program doesn’t have to be some exclusive, hard to devise quantum equation. But on the other end of the spectrum it’s shouldn’t be a random concoction of exercises thrown together either. There should be some rhyme to reason. The human body moves in a few different planes of motion. Couple those planes with […]

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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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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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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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Leg Workout for a Tender Back and Knees

I had a good workout today and I just wanted to share it with you. As someone who has some tender spots in my back and a few twinges in my knee training my lower body can be a constant frustration. Not only do I love training legs I also feel like a great lower […]

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Build Muscle with the Skinny Advantage

In this new Breaking Muscle Podcast host Tom MacCormick and I discuss genetics, muscle gain for the drug-free lifter, filtering information, and my favorite way to train to build muscle as quickly as possible. Check out the podcast here.

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How I Worked Out On Chemotherapy

Thinking back some 15 years ago or so undergoing nine months of chemotherapy during the so-called “prime” of my life brings on feelings of both “holy crap, that was a long time ago” and “man, it still feels close to home.” We all have similar episodes in our lives where we wonder where the time […]

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Build Your Best Physique Weeks 13 to 18

If you’ve been following along for the past few months you’re well entrenched in the Build Your Best Physique programs weeks 1 to 6 and weeks 7 to 12. If it’s been working for you and you’ve enjoyed the program then by all means don’t change a thing. Keep going. But if you’re ready to […]

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Build Your Best Physique Weeks 7 to 12

So by now you’ve been on the first six weeks of the Build Your Best Physique Program (weeks 1 to 6). You should have a firm grasp of the basics and have built a bit of a foundation of strength. By focusing on the big compound movements for six weeks and taken either a break […]