Pull-Ups Like You've Never Seen Before
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by Gareth Sapstead
18h ago
Ditch the Band to Master Pull-Ups Using resistance bands to assist with pull-ups isn't the worst programming mistake in the world, but there are far better options. Consider the full pull-up: You don't need a muscle mechanics lesson to know that the first few inches and the last few inches (where your elbows pull past Read the full article at Pull-Ups Like You've Never Seen Before ..read more
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Inspiratory Muscle Training
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by TC Luoma
18h ago
IMT: Inspiratory Muscle Training For a long time, my body was too stupid to breathe. It was a lot like the cartoon I saw as a kid of two bipedal dogs that were pals. One, the bigger of the two, was alarmingly stupid, while the smaller one was the tough talkin', street-savvy dog that steered Read the full article at Inspiratory Muscle Training ..read more
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Is Joe Rogan Right About Sauna Benefits?
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by Cy Willson
3d ago
Sauna: So Hot Right Now The gym's sauna used to be packed with nothing but sweaty old fat guys. I used to think, "What's the point? Are they trying to feel like they've actually exercised?" But these days, the sauna is filled with bodybuilders, athletes, mixed martial artists, and fitness competitors. Thanks in part to Read the full article at Is Joe Rogan Right About Sauna Benefits ..read more
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The Truth About Time Under Tension
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by Christian Thibaudeau
1w ago
Time Under Tension: A Deep Dive Does time under tension (TUT) matter for hypertrophy, or is that mostly bro-science? Good question. As a refresher, time under tension refers to the duration in seconds of a set. If you do 10 reps with a 3-second eccentric (lowering phase) and a 1-second concentric (lifting phase), the TUT Read the full article at The Truth About Time Under Tension ..read more
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Excuses Make You Fat
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by Calvin Huynh
1w ago
Excuses Are Your Enemy Fat loss involves ongoing work. You know this, but it's easy to forget when the going gets tough. And boy, does it ever when you've collected a pile of unhealthy habits and unwanted fat. I'm all for extending support, encouragement, and warm fuzzies. But if those haven't been working, you may Read the full article at Excuses Make You Fat ..read more
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Dead Bodybuilders: An Autopsy Report
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by TC Luoma
1w ago
Big. Ripped. Dead. Steroid-induced cardiomyopathy. Severe cardiomegaly with concentric left ventricular hypertrophy. Sudden cardiac dysrhythmia due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease. These findings were taken directly from the autopsy reports of bodybuilders under the age of 50 who died from cardiovascular events. With apologies to the Jim Carroll Band, these are people who died, died, not Read the full article at Dead Bodybuilders: An Autopsy Report ..read more
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Build Your Back Like Never Before
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by Bradford Cooke
1w ago
Get Horizontal to Build Your Back Do the seal row to build your upper back and lats like never before. This lift will minimize lower back strain and prevent you from using momentum to cheat. You get a pure horizontal angle to blast your mid back and lats. This is rare. Most of the time, Read the full article at Build Your Back Like Never Before ..read more
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Resveratrol Supports Muscle and Heart Health
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by TC Luoma
1w ago
Resveratrol: A New Benefit The armchair nutritionists – the kind that get the bulk of their nutritional info from the Health Alerts on Yahoo – all know that the polyphenol resveratrol is something found in red wine and that it's somehow related to healthy aging and long life. Good for them, but that's like believing Read the full article at Resveratrol Supports Muscle and Heart Health ..read more
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Avoid These 3 Training Rabbit Holes
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by Lee Boyce
1w ago
Many Methods, Much Madness If you've hung around sites like this or spent time on social media, it's pretty clear that training is a very individualized game. When you filter through the campy zealotry that permeates our strange subculture, you'll be exposed to different training philosophies for meeting any goal. Say, for instance, you want Read the full article at Avoid These 3 Training Rabbit Holes ..read more
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Full, Partial, Full – The Rep Method
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by Gareth Sapstead
2w ago
Partial Reps the Smart Way The 1.5 method is simple: Perform full reps with partial reps between each. Although 1.5 means "one-and-a-half," quarter reps can also be used. Let's break down the benefits and look at some different ways to use this proven training method: 1. This method adds time under tension (TUT) to the Read the full article at Full, Partial, Full – The Rep Method ..read more
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