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Power Shrug Hell – Build Your Traps And Deadlift


Looking for an intense but fun trap workout that will also help build your deadlift pulling power? Look no further.

I call this program power shrug hell. On paper it looks simple, but in the gym it will work you hard. It can be used either as a traps… Read more

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The Search For Magic Workouts & Training Evolution


I have to admit, I don’t like much about the lifting industry. Never have and probably never will.

Between the snake oil salesmen (which still exist), the false expectations (which are still pushed to naturals), and the 275,000 e-books… Read more

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How To Gain Muscle: My Two “Magic” Secrets


Muscle building can seem like an incredibly frustrating process. On one hand you have the 5% of lifters who appear to make it look easy. On the other hand, you have the rest of the pack who for the life of them can’t figure out what in the heck… Read more

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6 Pillars Of Strength & Muscle Building Success


I don’t believe in magic training systems.

Some workouts are better than others. There is no doubt about that. But for every lifter that is successfully using a reputable program, there are many, many more that fail.

It goes without saying… Read more

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Strength Building Workouts

Strength Building 3×3: Self-Regulating Training System


This strength building 3×3 is a simple but highly effective method of training that will add numbers to your big lifts. Depending on the assistance work you choose, it can be used as a straight powerlifting or strength building workout,… Read more

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Muscle Mass Woes: You Might Be A Thinlet If?


What’s a thinlet? Well since I created the term I might as well give it an official definition.

A thinlet is a lifter who is so afraid of getting fat that they don’t allow themselves to build any quality muscle mass.

You might be a thinlet… Read more

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3 Week Deadlifting Cycle for Muscle Mass & Strength


This is a simple deadlifting program for the early intermediate to intermediate lifter. It cycles through a heavy, light and moderate week and is designed to help you pack on muscle and strength.

During your first cycle, base percentages off… Read more

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