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How Much Cardio Should Hardgainers Do?

How Much Cardio Should Hardgainers do? Twice per week seems to be the magic number. In fact, cardio is an essential component of the Minimalist Muscle course, on sale this week only. Attention: Join the Minimalist Muscle Course Today; No-nonsense workouts to build a lean, strong, eye-catching physique.  More Results in Less time. Join Today.  I hopped on a Skype call… Keep Reading

Hotel Workouts to Lose Fat and Stay Jacked

Hotel workouts can suck. But they don’t have to. You can lose fat and stay jacked with travel workouts.  Or at least minimize the damage. So howdy from the home of tacos and tequila! Before I dive into this post I have a gift that will enable you to crush your training on the road. It will also work at home, or… Keep Reading

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The 5 Best Unilateral Upper Body Exercises

[ A Variation of this article Originally Appeared on] We know a few things to be true in the fitness industry: Progressive Overload Drives results Compound barbell exercises are the best bang-for-your-buck movements to achieve progress overload for the body. Pink two-pound dumbbells with feathery tassels negatively affect serum testosterone levels. Using them may lead to spontaneous combustion. Okay,… Keep Reading

Shut Up and Get Strong

High-Rep drop sets, density circuits, and complexes are all sexy training methods that help you crush training plateaus.   But there’s a problem: Most lifters aren’t strong enough to actually reach a plateau. Instead, they’re program hopping, weak, and minoring in the minutia. I see it with clients all the time: One week it’s density training circuits to get shredded.… Keep Reading

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Your 1-Rep Max Testing Made Simple

A generic warm-up and a few arm swings aren’t enough to make the most out of your training. In fact, if you’re looking to build athletic muscle and strength, then you’ll need a specific warm-up that leads up to crushing your 1-Rep Max (1RM). Keep Reading

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Four Ways To Train Longer and Harder

  Flash back to two years ago at 4:30 A.M. I rolled out of bed and took a few ginger steps. My knees that used to crackle are stiff and achy.     My shoulder? Same Deal. And early morning training? Well, I used to be able to wake up, run to the gym, and just start hoisting weights. I knew it was… Keep Reading

4 Benefits of Total Body Workouts

Four Benefits of Total Body Workouts Overview -Total body training improves workout efficiency by minimizing the fluff to get you strong and muscular in a hurry – You’ll hit major movement patterns multiple times per week in a variety of intensities and rep ranges to stimulate the most number of muscle fibers – When in a time-crunch, total body training… Keep Reading

The Best Pallof Press Exercise Pairings

The following is a guest post from my good friend Shane Mclean, a trainer in Dallas, Texas. Follow him at on his Facebook Page here. Some things are better together. Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in… Keep Reading

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12 Ways Bodyweight Training Turns You Into A Ninja

There is no “best” method, no inherently terrible method, and no perfect tool. Instead, there are only methods, and sound execution of the method. From there, the precision in which you master the method drives results. Either you’re a high-performance beast in control of your body, or you’re not. If you’re like me, barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells make up the… Keep Reading

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