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Train Your Central Nervous System for Optimal Strength Gains

Train Your Central Nervous System for Optimal Strength Gains

by Jacked Factory

Perhaps one of the most critical elements in a human’s nervous system development is the central nervous system. It is also complemented by a secondary element which is called the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is responsible for the reception of information generated by the nervous system as well as the coordination of... View Article

 

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Build a Big Chest: Powerbuilding Workout Program

Build a Big Chest: Powerbuilding Workout Program

by Jacked Factory

Everybody knows who Arnold Schwarzenegger is and every weightlifter, whether they’re a powerlifter, bodybuilder, or strongman, idolizes him in some way shape or form. When you have someone who changed the game as much as Arnold did, weightlifter or not, it’s practically impossible not to idolize him. Many people don’t know he was a competitive... View Article

 

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Starting Strength

Starting Strength

by Jacked Factory

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... View Article

 

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How to Do the Hack Squat and Why

How to Do the Hack Squat and Why

by Jacked Factory

The hack squat requires a piece of equipment to make it work, and it is often considered a lifting exercise for beginners, but that assumption leads intermediate and advanced lifters to avoid the lift in place of lifts that are considered advanced. This is a mistake, as any lifting or workout routine should feature variety.... View Article

 

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Listening to Music Increases Athletic Performance

Listening to Music Increases Athletic Performance

by Jacked Factory

More often than not, substances and supplements are typically the topics 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 benefits of music in both physically and mentally exhaustive... View Article

 

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20 Rep Squat Program: Build Mass with Squats

20 Rep Squat Program: Build Mass with Squats

by Jacked Factory

The 20 rep squat program is one of the oldest lifting programs there is. It was introduced by John McCallum in 1968 and was originally coined “Squats and Milk” because old school lifters would drink a gallon of milk a day (GOMAD) while on it. Tom Platz used 20 rep squats as a staple in... View Article

 

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Grip Tip: CHALK UP!

Grip Tip: CHALK UP!

by Jacked Factory

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, block, pressed cake, a chalk bag, and loose powder. The chalk acts as a drying agent for hands by absorbing sweat. This ensures a reliable, firm grip that prevents slipping... View Article

 

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Milk: An Easy Way to Build Muscle or a Muscle Building Foe?

Milk: An Easy Way to Build Muscle or a Muscle Building Foe?

by Jacked Factory

Milk is one of the best food sources for any athlete to consume. It’s rich in protein and nutrients such as vitamin A & B, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Since the days of Reg Park, milk has been a staple in weight lifters diets due to the simple fact it works. How Milk Effects Insulin... View Article

 

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Why and How People Use the Zercher Squat

Why and How People Use the Zercher Squat

by Jacked Factory

The Zercher squat is quite a nasty squat, and the first question most beginners ask is Why bother with the Zercher squatting technique at all? The reason is that you need variety in your workout routine. Even changes as subtle as going from a back squat to a Zercher squat will alter the muscles being... View Article

 

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