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The Close Grip Bench Press Mistake You’re Probably Making

Many of you are performing close grip bench presses wrong.

Heck of a way to start an article, I know, but hear me out.

Most of us learned how to perform the close grip bench press from reading muscle building magazines. If not, we learned from a similar… Read more

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Comparing Stiff Leg Deadlifts And Romanian Deadlifts

Did you know that stiff leg deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts are two different exercises?

These deadlift variations are often seen as the same lift, but they are not. There are minor, but important differences regarding how each variation… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

How To Use Burn Sets, Or Burn Out Sets To Build Muscle

Burn sets, or burn out sets, can be a very divisive muscle building tool. When talk turns to their usage a solid percentage of lifters chime in with excitement about how much they love burn sets. On the other side of the fence, a good portion of lifters… Read more

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General Articles

What Is Strong? Real World Strength Standards For Raw, Natural Lifters

What is strong?

We live in a world filled with 1000 pound squat and 800 pound bench press Youtube videos. Kind of makes you feel weak, doesn’t it? It sure makes me feel weak.

There are a couple of key things you need to know about most of these… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

The Truth About “Re-Igniting” Muscle Gains

How many times have you read something along the lines of:

  • “Re-ignite your muscle gains with these 5 easy steps!”
  • “This workout system is guaranteed to re-ignite your muscle building!”

…and so on, and so forth.… Read more

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Supplement Articles

Can Protein Supplements Make You Fat?

Do protein supplements make you fat? The simple answer is no. Only eating too much makes you fat. Eat too much of anything and you will get fat.

Protein supplements include:

  • Whey protein powders
  • Casein protein powders
  • Whey/casein blends
  • Protein
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General Articles

“The” Big Secret For Building Muscle And Strength

Ready for the big secret? Here it is:

There is no best workout.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to more important things…like what’s really important. Want to build muscle and strength? Here’s… Read more

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