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The Crusher, a Bodybuilding Routine for Bodybuilders who love to Max on Deadlifts and Squats

Love to max on deadlift and squat? Finding it hard to incorporate heavy deadlift and squat training into your bodybuilding routine? Well, do I got a solution for you. I call this bodybuilding routine the Crusher.

The Crusher allows you to lift… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Bulking General Diet Nutrition

Estimating Calorie Needs for Bodybuilding Cutting, Bulking and Maintenance


Caloric needs. There are numerous methods to estimate daily caloric needs for bodybuilding. Please remember that every method is simply that…a method to estimate your needs. The numbers from this article are merely guidelines; a … Read more

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Fitness Articles General Diet Nutrition

The No Bull Guide To Losing Weight And Toning Up

It seems like every one is a fitness and diet guru. Don’t believe me? Do a search on Twitter, and you’ll find an army of experts. And nearly every one of these experts has a different opinion on how you can lose weight and get toned up.… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Muscle Building Workouts Split Workouts

How to Gain Muscle Mass in One Hour a Week

Limited Time. For those with limited time, lifting often gets put on the back burner. But it doesn’t have to be set aside. The following workout plan can be performed in one or two days a week, and only takes one hour to perform.

But you have… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Supplement Reviews

How to Gain 70 Pounds of Muscle in 3 Weeks

How to Gain 70 Pounds of Muscle in 3 Weeks …or, What I’ve Learned by Reading the Ads in Muscular Development

For a moment, let’s pretend we’re new to the sport of bodybuilding. Better yet, mentally put yourself into the sandals of a 130… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Leg Workouts Powerbuilding Workouts

8 Destructive Bulldozer Training Squat Workouts

Looking to keep your Bulldozer Training leg days interesting? Here are 8 great Bulldozer Training squat workout variations that will keep your workouts from stagnating.

20 Rep Set. That’s right, just a single set of 20 reps. I dare you to … Read more

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Interview: 5 Questions with Jesse Lile

5 Questions with Jesse Lile

After losing his motivation to stay in shape, Jesse Lile found himself with a growing pot belly and 25% bodyfat. Partying almost every night of the week, Jesse’s diet consisted of beer, pizza and whatever else… Read more

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