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My Top 3 Muscle-Building Techniques

January 13th, 2019

When you get into working out, you start hearing all kinds of new and interesting phrases. Terms like “drop sets,” “rest-pause,” “EMOM,” and “it’s all you, bro, all you.”   Some of these are meaningless (e.g., “it’s all you, bro, all you”). But some others are very valuable, and learning what they mean can really […]

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How I Cured My Chronic Insomnia

March 14th, 2018

I’ve never been a good sleeper. I guess I’ve always kind of assumed people are coming to kill me in the middle of the night, so I’ve always woken up pretty easily if there’s any noise or light in my bedroom. (Therefore, if you have any thoughts of assassinating me, you’ll have a better chance […]

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Changing Volume For Bigger Gains

November 20th, 2016

  We’ve all heard coaches say that you need to keep changing the number of sets you do. But what they never seem to tell you is how exactly to do that.   Well, I’ll tell you how. One way, at least, that’s worked especially well for me in the past three months.     […]

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No Sleep, No Problem

August 6th, 2016

Whether you were up all night due to barking dogs, the voices in your head, or binge watching on Netflix, there’s no question that the last thing you want to do first thing in the morning is hit the gym. But that doesn’t mean you get to roll back over in bed. There are a […]

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Why I Became A Hooker (Lifting-Related Post!)

May 20th, 2016

There’s probably nothing you can do in a gym that’s more painful than using a hook grip to deadlift—short of dropping a 45-pound plate on your toes.   Why then, would you want to adopt such a technique?   Well, I certainly didn’t for many years, and now I’ve come to the conclusion that I […]

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