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Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT)

Muscles must be challenged to grow and Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT), by giving lifters maximal overload at every point of every repetition.

Get the most out of each rep with high speed, high tension training Muscles must be challenged to grow and Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT), first invented by powerlifting legend Dr. Fred Hatfield, gives lifters maximal overload at every point of every repetition with the objective of generating maximum force for ...

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Move of the Week: Standing leg curls for hamstrings

Most bodybuilders don't pay enough attention to the development of their hamstrings as they slog through their leg workouts while on autopilot.

Most bodybuilders don’t pay enough attention to the development of their hamstrings as they slog through their leg workouts while on autopilot. This is a serious mistake if you want to excel in the competitive arena of the sport. Striated and vascular leg biceps are becoming the norm rather than ...

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Go big on the classics with PH3

PH3 stands for power, hypertrophy and the big three lifts, bringing together principles of both powerlifting and bodybuilding to increase muscle mass while also gaining strength.

Become a master of the barbell To get denser and stronger you need to do the big three: squat, bench and deadlift. Dr. Layne Norton, creator of PHAT (Power Hypertrophy Adaptation Training), believes in the fundamentals of going big on the big three. Having competed as a bodybuilder and powerlifter ...

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Tri-phase Training

Breaking plateaus - I don't like being stuck. Not in an elevator or a crowded room and most of all not in the gym.

You must progress in the gym in order to grow With that in mind, personal trainer and bodybuilder Derek Charlebois’ Tri-phase Training program is specifically designed to gain muscle. Each phase is three weeks long and targets a different training variable. The goal of Phase 1 of the program is ...

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Move of the Week: Dumbbell front raises

Thick, visually impressive shoulders will make you stand out in any bodybuilding line-up.

Thick, visually impressive shoulders will make you stand out in any bodybuilding line-up. Front raises should form part of a well-rounded delt training plan. The exercise can be used to pump the anterior deltoid heads with blood before moving on to heavier compound movements or alternatively as a finishing movement ...

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The Cube Method

The Cube Method, created by American top ranked powerlifter Brandon Lilly, combines strength training with hypertrophy type exercises.

Blast through sticking points The Cube Method, created by American top ranked powerlifter Brandon Lilly, combines strength training with hypertrophy type exercises. Lilly was frustrated with his training because he was not seeing the results he was expecting. It is common knowledge there is no substitute for the squat, deadlift ...

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Move of the week: Lying abdominal crunch

Abdominal conditioning is crucial if you want to be successful in the bodybuilding arena

Abdominal conditioning is crucial if you want to be successful in the bodybuilding arena Having a low percentage of body fat is important if you want to display shredded abdominals on stage. The lying abdominal crunch is one of the best exercises you can use in conjunction with clean eating ...

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The Matrix training system

The Matrix training system: Challenging the body with higher reps and lower rest

Challenging the body with higher reps and lower rest The Matrix training system, originally created by Ron Laura, focuses on a range of full and partial repetition movements within sets to stimulate muscle growth. It is specifically designed to activate muscles at multiple points that are not otherwise worked effectively ...

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Move of the Week: T-Bar rows

Beef up your back with T-Bar rows The T-Bar row is an excellent exercise to increase strength and size and should be a staple for anyone looking to build a thicker back. If you have lower back issues or posture problems you may find the seated rowing a better alternative. ...

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Variable Split Training

Variable Split Training: We all have individual recovery patterns and there is no one size fits all solution to all training needs..

A training split must be individually tailored to meet your specific needs We all have individual recovery patterns and there is no one size fits all solution to all training needs. Results can be used as a guide to learned more about how your body responds to a specific method ...

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