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The Boring But Big Training Program From The Man Who Out-Muscled Arnold

In 1966, the world’s most famous bodybuilder (Arnold Schwartzeneggar) enter the Mr. Universe Amateur competition (talll division). He took 2nd place. The man who beat him? Chet Yorton. Here’s some incredible details about the man who defeated the Austrian oak…

Five Minute Fitness: No Equipment Needed

Matt Marshall

In the 1950’s, the Royal Canadian Air Force asked scientist Bill Orban to create a fitness plan for their pilots. (At the time, a whopping 33% of Royal Canadian Air Force pilots were considered “unfit” for flight.) Orban was given…

The Godfather of Progressive Resistance

Before you ever pick up barbell, you should know the story of Milo. It should be posted on the door of every gym. Milo of Croton was a six-time Olympic wresting champion nearly 3,000 years ago. The legend of Milo…

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Squats: Are They Really That Important?

These days, it seems like everyone “already knows” how important squats are. And yet, it’s still incredibly rare to see anyone performing full squats in most gyms. And it’s even more rare to see someone working HARD with the barbell…