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How To Work Up

March 26th, 2013

After you’ve been training for more than a year or so, there’s really only one way to get stronger on barbell lifts: working up. It doesn’t matter if you’re still doing 5×5 or 5/3/1, once your squat gets up over 225 or so, you need to know how to gradually progress your warm-up sets so […]

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The Oil Crisis

December 1st, 2012

I came to a pretty important conclusion about my diet this week. I eat too much oil. You see, I LOVE fat. Long before I knew anything about low-carb diets, Carb Back-loading, or the health benefits of eating fat, I always gravitated toward fatty foods. In fact, I think that’s a big reason why I’ve […]

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How To Get Published

September 19th, 2012

If you’ve leafed through a magazine in the past 10 years that had a half-naked man on the cover, there’s a good chance you’ve come across something I wrote or edited. (I hope it didn’t suck.) My name is Sean Hyson, and I am the training director for Men’s Fitness andMuscle&Fitness magazines. I have worked […]

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Interview With Arnold

September 14th, 2012

In June, I Tweeted and Facebooked about my interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger (yes, THE Arnold Schwarzenegger). It was a lifelong dream come true to talk to the man who, perhaps more than any other individual, shaped the perception and practice of fitness. The bulk (no pun intended) of my interview with the Gov appears in […]

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Gyms You Need To Visit

August 12th, 2012

The point of summer vacations is to “get away from it all”, but that doesn’t necessarily include training. You’ll have a lot more fun traveling if you know you’re not getting fatter and weaker because of it, so if you’re hitting the road between now and the end of the season, I’ll guess that you […]

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