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Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions

January 28th, 2016

If you live in, or have ever watched TV in the New York metro area, you know that the staff of Fox 5 Good Day New York takes its training very seriously. Weatherman Mike Woods, anchor Greg Kelly, and sports anchor Duke Castiglione are all in fantastic shape and are fierce in the gym, and […]

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Does Your Workout Suck?

January 24th, 2016

I write a page for Muscle&Fitness every month called “Rate My Workout.” People submit their workouts to the magazine for review and I tell them what I think, or at least as much as I can in a short space.   Inspired by that page, a gentleman recently reached out to me by email and […]

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Studies That May Surprise You, Vol. 4

January 3rd, 2016

Happy New Year! Here’s some of the latest, greatest research out there that I found interesting and think you can use.   Cluster F@cks Traditional Lifting                               First, a little primer on rest-pause training in case you’re not familiar.   Rest-pause […]

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Studies That May Surprise You, Vol. 3

December 6th, 2015

Yo, yo , yo. Here’s what I came across this month in the world of research.   Forced Reps Don’t Work I love Arnold and all the old bodybuilding idols to death, but they often recommended using forced reps to “shock” the body into new growth. Decades later, there’s still no real evidence that it […]

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Make Your Shaker Bottle Not Smell Like Sh!t

November 25th, 2015

There’s more evidence that protein, particularly whey, has value for building muscle and helping you lose fat than any other supplement you’ll see on the shelves at a GNC. That’s why I’ve always recommended protein supps and hardly ever recommended any other kinds of supplements.   The catch with drinking protein shakes is what happens […]

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