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The Definitive Natural Bodybuilding Guide: How to Succeed at Natural Bodybuilding

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Looking to pack on more lean muscle mass? Whether you’re a beginner trainee or an experienced lifter, there are some important concepts you should know that will apply to everyone. While the actual workout plan a beginner utilizes will be generally be different from that of a seasoned lifter, the concepts of building muscle naturally […]

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Boost Your Anabolic Hormones With Intermittent Fasting

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Boost Your Growth Hormone with Intermittent Fasting An abundant supply of testosterone is the difference between being a proud guy or a miserable boy. It’s the primary male hormone responsible for a multitude of body functions. From strengthening bones to building muscle mass to driving your libido, testosterone is key to a healthy lifestyle. Natural […]

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Smolov Squat Routine

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Smolov is a 13 week Squat Program that was developed by Sergey Smolov, the Russian Master of Sports. It was popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline when he published it in a 2001 issue of Powerlifting USA. Projected gains from Smolov range from 40-100 pounds depending on how advanced you are. It’s fair to say the progress […]

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The 8 Best Pre-Workout Supplement Ingredients for Strength & Size

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The 8 Best Pre-Workout Supplement Ingredients for Strength & Size First: Pre-Workout Ingredients That You Don’t Need. You’re getting geared up for what will be, you hope, the most intense workout you’ve ever done. You’re focused. You’re well fueled. You’re more motivated than you’ve ever been. All you need now is your pre-workout supplement. Pre-workout […]

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The 6 Best Post-Workout Supplements for Muscle Growth & Recovery

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Post-Workout Supplement Ingredients for Maximum Muscle Growth & Recovery When you look at the history of the fitness industry, there is clearly no better time than now to be training. We have the ability to arm ourselves with the absolute best in terms of knowledge, equipment, nutrition, and supplementation. Athletes are achieving new heights in […]

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The Complete Testosterone Guide: How to Boost Levels Naturally

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How to Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally You’re no stranger to testosterone, it’s the primary muscle building hormone. When testosterone levels are optimal your energy levels thrive, sexual health flourishes, and you can build muscle like it’s going out of style. It is a fat-burning, energy-boosting, muscle-enhancing wonder. If you have training goals of getting bigger, […]

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How Often Should You Eat Protein? Understanding Protein Absorption for Building Muscle

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You know that protein is necessary for building muscle but what may not be as easy to understand is the exact amount that you need to efficiently gain lean muscle tissue. From celebrity doctors to fitness blogs, chances are you have read a variety of different answers, all claiming to be the magic number. So […]

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Smolov Jr.

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Smolov jr. is a three week program that comes from the Russian squat routine known as Smolov. The big difference is it’s 1/5 as long and not nearly as taxing on your body. Another difference is Smolov Jr. can be used on other lifts besides the squat, and is actually quite commonly used on the […]

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The Best Bodyweight Workout Routine Ever

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The Best Bodyweight Workout Routine Ever There are several frequently asked questions regarding this old school method of training – the most common being, can bodyweight training be as effective as heavy compound lifting for lean muscle gains? Well – it’s important to remember what actually triggers your body to grow bigger and stronger. Bodyweight […]

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The Ultimate Muscle Hypertrophy Guide (How to Build Muscle)

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The Ultimate Hypertrophy Guide (How to Build Muscle) When it comes to building serious muscle mass, many people believe that some individuals are simply blessed with a genetic advantage, and others are stuck with a soft or skinny physique for life. While genetics do play a significant role, it’s also true that everyone is capable […]

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Boulder Shoulders: The Best Shoulder Workout

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Boulder Shoulders: The Best Shoulder Workouts   When it comes to building an aesthetic figure, nothing is more important than big, broad shoulders. A well-formed set of boulders is the foundation of the V-Taper that makes for a head-turning physique. The V-taper is achieved with muscular shoulders, fully developed lats and a small waistline. Many […]

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The Truth About Rep Ranges

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The Truth About Rep Ranges Rep ranges are the gatekeepers to specific bodybuilding goals. Whether you want to increase endurance, definition, or lean muscle tissue, you need to be utilizing the proper rep ranges. Let’s review the benefits, considerations, and ranges of the classic rivals: low reps, moderate reps, and high reps.   LOW REPS […]

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When athletes train intensely and properly, their body goes through a number of stages before it adapts to a higher level of performance. The final stage of physical training is where the actual gains take place. The stage is rightfully referred to as supercompensation, which is a theory that encompasses the fourth stage of human […]

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Starting Strength

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Starting Strength is widely considered to be the best novice strength training program by the weightlifting community. Its writer, Mark Rippetoe, is the owner of Wichita Falls Athletic Club. He’s been in the strength industry for over 25 years and has many years under his belt as an athlete. The expression “Learn from the best […]

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Listening To Music Increases Athletic Performance

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More often than not, substances and supplements are typically the topic of discussion when researching the effects external elements have on sports performance. One area of study that provides some opportunity to gain a competitive advantage without the help of supplements and substances is music. The advantages of music in both physically and mentally exhaustive […]

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Grip Tip: CHALK UP!

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Weightlifting chalk is made from magnesium carbonate that has been pounded into a fine powder. It comes in many different forms such as a ball or block, pressed cake, as a chalk bag and as a loose powder. The chalk acts as a drying agent for hands by absorbing sweat. This ensures a reliable strong […]