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Since the introduction of BIO-GRO™, not surprisingly, we’ve received a lot of questions about what bio-active peptides are and how they can enhance your training. So we pulled together the 10 most frequently asked questions to give you the answers. These answers aren’t complicated and are quite revealing about the importance of this new muscle-building […]

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Nic Troupe trains back with pull-downs

Bodyweight exercises are among the most effective exercises for building strength and muscle mass. However, for most trainers, the only bodyweight exercises for the back they know are the pull-up or chin-up! While the pull-up is definitely effective, it can be too challenging for some or not challenging enough for others. Also, pull-ups don’t fully […]

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How to Prevent, Alleviate, and Overcome It. We Answer Your Questions. Q: I’m frequently very sore from my workouts, particularly after training legs—it’s sometimes so bad I can’t walk down stairs unassisted! Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to prevent it? A: This is a common problem that occurs after weight training. We’ve […]

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Having A Personal Energy Crisis? Never Enough Energy To Exercise? Here’s How To Tap Into An Endless Supply! Too often we hear, “I never feel like I have enough energy to exercise.” We won’t make this “perceived” roadblock any more complicated than it really is. We hear far too many people use this (and “time,” of […]

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The latest, greatest training program for muscle mass Yeah, it’s a mouthful of words and a muscle-full of techniques we forged together into one brutal, exhausting, and unapologetic method for building muscle mass. So, if you dig deep and stay strong through all six weeks of the MED Training program, your reward will be a […]

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Your thighs are your wheels—your preferred method of transport, the torque behind your speed, the core to the spring in your step. They are basically responsible for helping us take the 3,512 average number of steps every day… So if your thighs are so important, why are you ignoring them? If you’re like most people, […]

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It’s no secret that building amazing calves is one of the hardest training feats imaginable. Most people just accept their genetics and surrender to the idea that they’ll never have great calves. You know the people we’re talking about: you see them with huge upper bodies and skinny “bird” legs. Or they have “cankles” where the […]

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How to Increase Your Bench Press

We all love the classic exercise known as the bench press. Throughout history, the bench press has literally become the measure of the man. Everyone wants to know how much you bench, so it is no wonder that everyone wants to know the secrets to drive up their bench. To start your own assessment of […]

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Next to the chest, the second most sought-after muscle to develop would have to be the biceps. Whether you agree or not, you have to admit that there is something alluring about bulging biceps. Maybe it is the way they look when your T-shirt sleeves mold to your arms, and the material stretches because your […]

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Ever See A World-Class Bench Presser With Small Pecs? Didn’t Think So. Although a powerlifter may be bulkier than you want to be, we can certainly learn a lot about the power and size in their chest muscles. They tend to produce more force per unit of fiber and if you were to “peel back […]

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Looking for a new hamstring and inner thigh exercise? Have we got one for you! This unique hamstring exercise will give you an extremely intense contraction. It’s the perfect exercise to finish off your legs! If you’ve ever done concentration curls for your biceps, you know exactly how intense the contraction can be. If you’ve […]

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Get In, Get Out, Get it Done! Let’s face it, we’re always running out of time. Every hour seems to tick by faster and faster and finding time to get to the gym becomes a challenge. So, being efficient and focused as you step through the doors of the gym is paramount. If you can […]

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A Novel Training Approach to Transform Weak Body Parts into Strengths Virtually everyone is unhappy with one body part or another. Whether it’s “pipe-cleaner arms,” “chicken legs,” or a “trench chest,” most of us have a body part that lags behind the rest. Weaker. Smaller. Not as defined. Yes, genetics do play a role in […]

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How to Use This Tried-and-True Technique to Build Maximal Strength and Power Steven Fleck shares his views on Classic Strength/Power Periodization, a tried-and-true technique to build maximum strength and power. When I’m approached in the gym, the question I’m most frequently asked about strength and power goes something like this: “I’ve been training for some […]

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Q & A: Cellulite Causes and Cures   Q: Help! I’m getting closer to my goal weight, but the cellulite on my butt and legs doesn’t seem to be disappearing! Is there anything I can do to get rid of this awful-looking “cottage cheese”?   A: First of all, congratulations on getting ever closer to your […]

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Cardio Training – Expert Trainer Training for fat loss is not easy, and proper cardio training is an important part of the process. But if you’re doing your cardio at the WRONG time, you could be shooting yourself in the foot! Konowing when and at what level you should do your cardio is critical to […]

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Increase Your Bench Press By 25 Pounds And Your Squat By 50 Pounds, In One Month! The past 50 years or so of research has revealed some pretty cool data about training for strength and power. Literally hundreds of training studies have been completed, with a ton of interesting, relevant information. We went ahead and […]

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Q: In your opinion, what are the most dangerous lifts to perform in the gym? I want to stay healthy and injury free, but I hear so many different ideas about what’s dangerous or what the “right” way to do certain lifts is. For instance, one of my favorite exercises is “Good Mornings”, but I’ve […]

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Learn how to take your body further than you ever thought possible. Your mind is the real key to achieving unbelievable results. Peak performance is a state of mind. No matter how prepared your body is, if your mind is not functioning at the top of its game, your performance will suffer. This is true […]

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Maximize muscle growth naturally with these tips and techniques It’s straight forward. You want to build more muscle… and fast. You don’t want to add a pound of fresh beef each year – you want more! You want a thick, striated chest, peaked biceps, sweeping quads and a “bat wing” V taper! To accelerate your […]

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