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What Goes Unsaid

Mick Madden

If you Google every major bodybuilding routine under the sun, you will have a ton of information to weed through, and a ton of programs to digest. But in this mountain of information, there is one aspect of training that…

Bodybuilding Series, Part 1

NOTE: The following article is the first in a series on bodybuilding basics for beginners and intermediate lifters. Please stay tuned for more to come… BODYBUILDING Bodybuilding. The word invokes images of oiled man (or women) with shaved and tanned…

Barry Merriman Periodized Bodybuilding Plan

My Sample Bodybuilding Routine This routine is intended primarily to add muscle and body mass. We must consider all factors related to growth: (a) Diet: You need a high calorie diet to grow, with plenty of protein. You should get…

What Shoes Are Best For Deadlifting?

What are the best shoes for deadlifting? Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Tops. End of story. They run less than $40, are durable, and the lack of shoe elevation creates a short range of motion.

Natural Bodybuilding: How Big Can I Get?

Is it possible to know how big I can get with natural bodybuilding? Casey Butt has an amazing article on this subject. Here is an excerpt: Based on an analysis of some 300 class and overall title winning drug-free bodybuilders…

Weight Training For Beginners

Before I begin, let me define the following: Beginner: a lifter who has experienced little in strength and/or muscle mass gains, or a lifter who has been out of the iron game for an extended period of time. Intermediate: a…

Understanding Training

Most lifters have a decent grasp of training theory. Lift heavy and hard, rest and eat. But do they? The lifting heavy and hard part is easy. Go into the gym, bust your butt, leave. “Nuff said. And the eating…