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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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The Facts of (Lifting) Life

June 7th, 2015

These are some musings on fit people, and truths that in some cases I took a long time to discover. Feel free to email me some new ones to add to the list and I’ll keep it going...#1 No man who ever built a great physique did it to impress a woman (or attract another man).

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Chest Workout Overhaul

August 4th, 2013

It’s the middle of summer, and there’s still time to bulk up your chest a bit for T-shirts and beach trips. I think that, of all the body parts, the chest is the one most guys train with the greatest consistency and effort, and also the most misguided programming. A very typical, old-fashioned bodybuilding workout […]

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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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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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