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Get More Pullups

August 31st, 2015

I must have written at least 50 articles for fitness magazines over the years on how to get more pullups. Next to building the bench press and getting bigger arms and sharper abs, there’s probably no other goal that people want more than to increase their pullup number.   Here’s the best of everything I […]

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How To Make Rice Taste Like Anything Else But

August 21st, 2015

When I write a diet for a new coaching client, one of the first questions I get is “Do I really need to eat this many carbs?” Whether they’re trying to gain or lose weight, I always have them take in a lot of carbs to maintain glycogen levels. This can be 300, 400, or […]

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Do You Know How To Train?

August 14th, 2015

I spent a lot of years “learning” about training and nutrition before I really knew a thing. I’m still learning, of course, and there’s plenty I don’t know or understand, but most of the information I’ve come across has been useless or, at best, mediocre.   The facts and principles that led to my best […]

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Studies That May Surprise You, Vol. 2

August 5th, 2015

Seems like every trainer on the Web these days is from central casting. There are a lot of characters out there: the “hardcore guy”, the “kettlebell guy,” the “intermittent fasting guy”, etc. They’re all recommending you do something very specific to achieve your goals, and want you to remember them as the ones who told […]

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Eggs Suck For Building Muscle

July 30th, 2015

I’m sorry.   I know you’ve heard that eggs are the most perfect muscle-building food from just about every fitness authority who ever lived, from Jack LaLanne, to Arnold, to Richard Simmons and Bob Harper. But it’s wrong.   And yes, I know I’ve recommended eggs myself in the past, and to tell you the […]

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