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7 Principles of Exercise Selection

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

To paraphrase a wise man, “Small, weak, and injured is no way to go through life.” But if you design your workouts around the wrong exercises, that’s exactly how you’ll end up; dreadfully unmuscular, embarrassingly weak, and prone to chronic injuries. Proper exercise selection can be tough. There are countless lifts to choose from and most of them have several […]

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Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back and Lower Body

Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back and Lower Body

In Part 1, we discussed the fiber type composition and biomechanics of the chest, triceps, and shoulders. In this installment, we’ll cover the other major muscle groups. Read the full article on SimplyShredded. Read the original on T-Nation.

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Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Building a massive physique, unfortunately, requires a more measured approach than simply trying to heave as much weight as humanly possible. To know how to best train a muscle, you have to first understand its physical structure, specifically its biomechanics and fiber type composition. This information helps you select the correct rep ranges, weekly volume, and rest periods for optimal […]

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RE: Predicting Your Muscular Potential

RE: Predicting Your Muscular Potential

From the ancient Greek artists to modern day bodybuilders, from aesthetic ideals of human proportions to haters and from controlled, statistical predictions to baseless claims, many individuals have developed formulas to predict people’s maximum muscular potential. However, despite such wide interest, the allure of genetic certainty and the fear of uncontrollable limitations have caused more controversy than they solved. After […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: Bitter Controversy

Artificial Sweeteners: Bitter Controversy

Artificial sweeteners and other high-intensity sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose (Splenda), are one of the most controversial topics in the fitness industry. They have been linked to neurotoxicity, cancer, disruption of satiety mechanisms and many more bad bad things. But is their reputation as satanic sugar deserved? I could write a really long article about the industry hoaxes, the […]

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Leucine is a C#cktease

Leucine is a C#cktease

I want to tell you about a girl called Leucine. All her amino acid friends envy her, because Leucine is not just any girl, she’s a branched chain amino acid (BCAA), the most famous of the bunch even I’d say. Over the last 2 decades, Leucine got invited to tons of parties and researchers have been all over her. The […]

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Bodybuilding vs. Aesthetics

Bodybuilding vs. Aesthetics

Take a look at the following physiques.   Do they inspire you? Do you want to become just like them? With all due respect to Markus Rühl and Jay Cutler, most people, even those that go to the gym, are repulsed by them. They may be big and lean, but they’re unattractive, unaesthetic as bodybuilders and artists call it. Before […]

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