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Beginners: Practical Starting Routines for The Drug-Free Trainee

Though the following program is written from a “beginners” perspective, it can also be used by any trainee – beginner, intermediate or advanced. It is particularly useful for trainees who’ve trained on elaborate, split routines for long periods of time…

Rate of Drug-Free Muscle Gain

For most people muscle building is a slow process. Of course, there are those who are extremely genetically gifted and respond quickly to even the most poorly constructed and applied of programs, but most people are not in this category….

Your Maximum Muscular Bodyweight and Measurements

Your Maximum Muscular Bodyweight and Measurements, by Casey Butt, Ph.D. For a drug-free athlete trying to develop maximum muscle mass, the knowledge of how much muscle can be developed without the use of anabolic drugs would be a very valuable…

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The Rules Of Productive Weight Training For The Drug-Free Trainee

“The information below is probably the most “honest” you’ll ever read in any bodybuilding article, and it’s probably the most important article I’ve ever written, or will ever write, regarding bodybuilding and the bodybuilding industry.” This is a long article….

Training to Failure, an Inside Look

Way back in the early 1970s Arthur Jones popularized the notion of training to failure with his series of articles in Iron Man magazine. Training to the point of muscular failure, Jones explained, was the necessary stimulus for maximum muscular…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part V: Splitting Your Routine

It was suggested in Making A Strength/Size Routine Part IV: Training Frequency that a drug-free, genetically average weight trainer will not make optimal strength/size gains when training intensely more than three times per week. It was also suggested that a…

Making A Strength/Size Routine Part IV: Training Frequency

Training frequency is comprised of two components. They are: 1. How often to train a muscle/muscle group. 2. How often to train overall. How Often To Train A Muscle/Muscle Group How often you can train a muscle/muscle group depends largely…