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6 Intense Workout Routines

Looking for an intense workout routines that is off the well-worn path? Tired of the same old uninspiring training splits, training techniques, and cookie cutter training approaches? Then look no further.

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Bulldozer Training, Version 2.0

In the original Bulldozer Training system, I explored the muscle growth principles of controlled fatigue, higher time under tension, and higher intensity. If you recall, Bulldozer Training Version 1.0 was a combination of the following… Read more

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Strength Building Workouts

Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting System


This is an overview of Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 lifting program.

Workouts. There are 4 primary workouts in Wendler’s 5/3/1 program:

  • Workout A. Squat, and assistance work
  • Workout B. Bench Press, and assistance work
  • Workout C. Deadlift, and
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Advanced Training: 90% Training for Strength and Size Gains

In my previous advanced training article I explored wave loading for bodybuilding and powerlifting. In this article, I will jump to the other side of the training fence, and explore the benefits of 90% training –  or training with near… Read more

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Getting to Know Bodybuilding Workout Routines

There’s no reason to be embarrassed. So you don’t know anything about bodybuilding workout routines. No big whoop. Read on, soldier. The following is a list of routines that every budding bodybuilding guru should familiarize… Read more

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Advanced Training: Basic Sets, Step Sets and Wave Loading

Most beginning to intermediate lifters view weight training as an activity that is simple to understand. Slap weight on the bar, perform reps, go home. Doesn’t get much more complicated then that, does it?

Yes, it does.

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Understanding Training Cycles for Maximum Strength and Size Gains

Most lifters know that the body adapts to a training style over a given period of time. Eventually, even with the best training program, strength and/or size gains grind to a halt. Often, a lifter will change programs and find that the progress… Read more

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