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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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Fortitude Training

Fortitude Training was created by Scott Stevenson and is all about testing and surpassing limits in the gym with fortitude and strength.

Fortitude Training was created by Scott Stevenson and is all about testing and surpassing limits in the gym with fortitude and strength. Stevenson devised the system after years of meticulous research on kinesiology and body mechanics. While it can be a demanding training system it relies heavily on auto-regulation , ...

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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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The ABC’s of training

The ABC's of training

One of the biggest mistakes bodybuilders make is to overtrain certain muscle groups while under-training others Knowing the characteristics of the different muscle fibers can assist you in designing a better bodybuilding split. Type IIB muscle fibers fatigue and require more rest than other muscle fibers but they have the ...

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Move of the Week: Lunge to increase strength

Add lunges to your training regimen you will definitely reap the rewards of this often overlooked exercise, strengthening your quads, glutes and hamstrings.

If you perform lunges on a regular basis you will also improve your squats and deadlifts in the gym. By adding lunges to your training regimen you will definitely reap the rewards of this often overlooked exercise. Not only will lunges boost your lower-body power but they will also strengthen ...

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