How to Train Your Back the Right Way

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Back training 101… it’s all about feel! You can’t see your back when you train it. You need to feel it. Guys get wrapped up in these half-assed rows and shrugs, and if there is any body part where people use momentum more than muscle power, it’s back! Let’s first talk about the mistakes that …

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Triceps Trashing 101

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Today I’m going to talk about triceps, and give you some tips for some bigger guns! When it comes to triceps it’s as much about the stretch as it is with the contraction. Movements such as skullcrushers, overhead db extensions, single arm overhead extensions, and tricep dips are all about the stretch. Most guys simply …

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Cardio, Abs, and Year Round Conditioning

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Why is it that all of these guys seem to have this mind frame that they are going to train abs and cardio for the summer, then let everything go during the fall/winter, or whenever? I just don’t understand this shit. I got into bodybuilding to be able to take my shirt off and look …

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John Doe’s SCT Training Routine

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So after a few guys asking me to elaborate more on my training system, I will be more specific with the routine outline. I say “outline” because nothing is set in stone here. You may find that modifying it works better for you. A lot of my routines are a combination of many different routines …

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10 Secrets for a Better Workout

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#1 – Do not drive your car to the gym. Either walk, jog, ride a bike, or take the bus. Jogging or riding your bike is your warm up, as soon as you walk in the door you’re pumped up and ready to go, getting home afterwards is your post workout cardio. If you are …

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Growing From the Bottom End of the Spectrum

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There are a ton of exercise routines out there for a bigger bench press, squat, deadlift, gain x amount of muscle in so many weeks, etc. Many of these programs focus on taking a % of your 1 rep max and doing 70% for 3, next week it’s 80% for 2 reps, 90% for 1, …

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Weight Training: Time Under Tension (Part 1)

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The next time you’re in the gym, take a look around you and watch how many people are half-assing their sets. Ask yourself how much their muscles really contracted during the movement. Anyone can bust out a quick set of curls or presses and appear to have done 10 or 12 reps. But the muscles …

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What Doesn’t Kill You Only Makes You Stronger

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And if it did kill you? You shouldn’t have been training with me to begin with! Piggybacking off my last post, I’d like to talk about the differences in training between the new trainee and the seasoned. When I first got into weights, I started with bodyweight movements in my bedroom, and a few simple …

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How to Train Biceps HIT Style

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One of the most common mistakes I’ve seen in the gym is guys training their biceps far too heavy. How many times have you seen a guy with arms no more than 15″ curling with 50 lb dumbbells? He is relentless in his efforts to swing the weights up as fast as he can and …

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