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The Rules Of Productive Weight Training For The Drug-Free Trainee

“The information below is probably the most “honest” you’ll ever read in any bodybuilding article, and it’s probably the most important article I’ve ever written, or will ever write, regarding bodybuilding and the bodybuilding industry.” This is a long article….

Training to Failure, an Inside Look

Way back in the early 1970s Arthur Jones popularized the notion of training to failure with his series of articles in Iron Man magazine. Training to the point of muscular failure, Jones explained, was the necessary stimulus for maximum muscular…

Smolov Powerlifting Cycle

The Smolov powerlifting cycle is an extremely demanding system of training that is known for getting results. If you run Smolov for squats, do not deadlift of perform any other posterior chain movements (good mornings, Romanian deadlifts, power cleans) during the…

Smolov Junior Powerlifting Cycle

The Smolov Junior powerlifting cycle is slightly less demanding then the standard Smolov cycle.  Smolov Junior is generally a 3 week cycle, but some trainees extend it to 4, 5 and even 6 weeks. Week 1 (SETS x REPS x…

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine Ed Coan 555×2 Bench Press (Gym Lift) Video A repost of an excerpt from an article in Powerlifting USA reviewing Ed Coan’s Bench Press Video. The writer describes Ed’s periodized training scheme and gives a…

Russian Squat Routine

Russian Squat Routine A six week cycle, training three times a week, aiming to increase the 1RM by 5%. Alternate light and heavy days are used. The intensity is fixed for the first three weeks, whilst the volume is increased….

Demon Training: The Trevor L. Smith Manifesto

Beyond Failure Training by Trevor L. Smith It seems every day someone comes along with a new and improved system of weight training scientifically designed to stimulate the muscle fibers unlike any other program ever could. I am so amazed…