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Weight Room Battle of The Sexes

  Guest Post by Lee Bell Take a look around the weight room of many gyms these days and you’ll see something you might not have seen even a few years ago: lots of women mixing it up with the men. Sometimes the numbers of men and women are about equal. Times have changed. For the better. But some myths… Keep Reading

Eight Easy But Essential Hormone Hacks

Hey! Before we dig into “Eight Easy But Essential Hormone Hacks,” I need to warn you: this post gets deep. So I put together a Free eBook on how you can take action.                                                  ===> Download It Here… Keep Reading

Top 9 Gym Rules

The 9 Gym Rules You Need To Know

Guest Post By Jason Maxwell The gym is your sanctuary. Treat it right, and you’ll have years of gains karma come your way. Treat it wrong and you’ll mess up your “muscle karma.” There are unwritten gym etiquette rules that you disregard at your peril. You could end up getting nasty looks or feeling intimidated. And you can’t plead ignorance.… Keep Reading

2:1’s For Muscle Growth – The Best (Secret) Training Method

I’ll try anything in the gym once. The good things? Twice. Case in point: 2:1’s for muscle growth. I first saw this method by a group of middle-aged jacked dudes in college. At first, I shook my head is dismay, ignoring the fact that they were jacked because this looked “dumb”  and “non-functional.” Boy, was I ignorant. Thankfully, I learned… Keep Reading

Five Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of (But Need To Do)

Five Unusual Exercises to Build More Muscle

When it comes to building muscle, simplicity is the name of the game. Consistent and diligent application of your time and energy to the basics always yields the best results, as covered in my Five Day Muscle Fix. Big deal. Who could disagree? But are you bored by the preceding paragraph. I am! Which brings me to the point of… Keep Reading

Build Big Biceps Without Curls

Ever since I was a kid, I’d wanted big biceps. From Arnold bustin’ out of his camo in Predator and Scott Steiner kissing his biceps on WCW, big arms said it all. They were a staple of having a strong, bad ass body. Guns. Pythons. Pipes. Whatever you wanted to call them, I wanted them. Fifteen years later, the fact… Keep Reading

Should You Workout Every Day?

Should you workout every day? Training every day must be the best way of getting the lean, athletic body you’re after. You’ll lose fat and build muscle. Guaranteed! After all, a 22-year-old personal trainer said so on Facebook. And he’s got the selfies to back it up. It worked for him, so it will work for you. Whether it’s squatting… Keep Reading

Is It Better to Do Cardio Before or After Lifting?

 What First:  Cardio or Weights? You’re ambitious.  You love to train. The post-workout endorphine rush is like a drug, sending a dopamine rush coursing through your veins and bringing euphoria to your mind. Problem is, your body isn’t changing. Your strength is actually decreasing. You’re making a key mistake: You’re doing cardio before heavy lifting. But you’re not alone. What… Keep Reading

How To Look Like An Olympic Athlete

With the Olympics underway, millions around the world stare in awe at the amazing athletic feats in everything from boxing to sprinting to  kayaking — and yes, even rhythmic gymnastics. Jokes aside, every athlete at the Olympics is among the best in the world at their respective. sport. None ended up at the Olympics by accident. But one group of… Keep Reading

The Back Squat Done Right

Despite being a popular exercise, most folks and jacking up their back squat. Tsk. Tsk. Unless staying weak and opening the door for injury sound good, you need to optimize your squat pattern.  In this extended guest blog post, Kennet Waale digs into the back squat and covers… *How breathing better and improving mobility is essential for safety.  * A Miley… Keep Reading

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