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Beta Alanine Supplementation

If you have ever looked on the back of any pre workout container, you will see some consistency in the ingredients list.  Most companies have their respective proprietary blend which can include just about anything.  However, there always seems to be a few staple supplements within pre workouts.  One prominent ingredient is Beta Alanine.  This […]

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Barbell Complexes

Traditional methods of performing a set, resting, and repeating are a staple among everyone’s programs.  Bodybuilders to powerlifters all use rest between sets to wait for the lactic acid to dissipate so they can continue the lifts.  Sometimes, supersets and compound sets will be thrown in for extra intensity.  If you have ever done either […]

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Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Chest and Back

In this final installment of Arnold’s championship routines, I saved the best for last.  Always known for the all or nothing attitude, Arnold’s chest and back workout was one for only the strongest willed.  The Gold’s Gym in Venice was rumored to even have an oxygen tank handy for pre contest workouts like this routine.  […]

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Program 2.0 Introduction

I am a big believer in high intensity.  My clients hate me for it, but when time is an issue keeping the heart rate elevated is a must.  Life doesn’t always allow you to spend hours in the gym and unfortunately I do not have that luxury either.  Raising the intensity with program design allows […]

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German Volume Training: The Ultimate Mass Builder

When most people think about putting on muscle mass, they usually associate heavy weights with lower reps.  I have had great success with a lower rep range, but sometimes it is necessary to lighten the load and bust out higher reps.  Conventional training tells us that if you are doing higher reps, keep the number […]

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Dumbbells or Barbells?

In order to build muscle, we must first stress the fibers in the muscle.  For bodybuilders and those looking to pack on the “lbs”, we must add resistance to movements in order to further break down the muscle fibers.  Sure, you can do countless pushups and pull ups, but to truly gain weight and strength […]

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Metabolic Boost: Circuit Training

Separating cardiovascular and resistance training has its benefits.  When trying to gain weight, it is best to keep the running or cardio work to a minimum in order to maintain a positive caloric balance.  However, if time is short or you are trying to lose that last little bit of fat, you can combine both […]

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Starch-Free: Paleo Lifestyle

Put down the bowl of pasta for a minute and think about everything you know about diet.  You have been taught since 7th grade health class that your body requires three macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein and fat.  Sprinkle some vitamins and minerals in there and you have a textbook diet.  Until recently, the Food Pyramid in […]

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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle eBook Review

Imagine your typical weekday schedule: get up early in the morning for the daily grind of work or school. After mind numbing busy work, you prepare for your assault on the weights at the gym. Rep after rep, set after set, you put everything you have into the workout. Drenched in sweat, you leave the […]

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8 Movements to Building Lean Mass

The tried and true method of building solid, lean muscle is to do compound lifts like the bench press, deadlift and the king of them all, squats.  However, as you start to become more in tune with your body, you will notice that you are stronger in some muscle groups than others.  For example, you […]

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