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stiff-leg-deadlift

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 is performed….

burn-sets

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…

strength-standards

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…

gains

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. The obvious question becomes:…

muscle-building

“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 what…

arnold-schwarzenegger-workout

Why You Shouldn’t Do Arnold Schwarzenegger Style Volume Workouts

There’s a popular belief that to build muscle you must use a high volume approach like the workout system that Arnold Schwarzennegger used during the 70’s. Heck, if Arnold used it and made great gains, you could to! Unfortunately, Arnold…

chest-dips

5 Bench Press Alternative Exercises

Despite the average gym rat’s infatuation with the bench press, and bench pressing on Mondays, it’s not a required exercise. That might shock a few of you, but it’s true. Perhaps you can’t use the bench press because you don’t…