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Eye of the beholder

Eye of the beholder

I love lifting weights When I was playing rugby many moons ago I lifted weights to become stronger. When you are a competitive bodybuilder you lift weights to build qualities such as mass, shape, structure, symmetry and proportion to win. Bodybuilding is an entirely different ball game to rugby (pardon ...

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German Volume Training – Achtung baby!

German Volume Training: A no-frills way to getting as strong as an ox

A no-frills way to getting as strong as an ox German Volume Training (GVT) first came to prominence when German national weightlifting coach Rolf Feser used it successfully on his athletes to increase muscle mass. Vince Gironda and Charles Poliquin later made it even more popular. Gironda began training bodybuilders ...

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An incomparable sport

An incomparable sport

The plot in the gym can be as simple as 1-2-3 or ABC, although I have found humans to overcomplicate things in life on most occasions This is also true when it comes to the matter of lifting weights and building muscle. Training is an individualistic experience but lovers of ...

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Smoke your muscles with pre-exhaust training

Pre-exhaust training is all about pre-fatiguing your muscles by using an isolation or single-joint movement first and then following it up with one or two compound (multi-joint) exercises for the same muscle to force new growth.

Get the best of isolation and compound movements to take your results one step further Pre-exhaust training is all about pre-fatiguing your muscles by using an isolation or single-joint movement first and then following it up with one or two compound (multi-joint) exercises for the same muscle to force new ...

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Bryan Haycock’s Hypertrophy Specific Training

Bryan Haycock is widely known in bodybuilding circles as Mr. Hypertrophy.

Bryan Haycock is widely known in bodybuilding circles as Mr. Hypertrophy. He invented a full-body training program called Hypertrophy Specific Training where muscle groups are trained every 48 hours. According to Haycock HST arose out of “physiological principles of hypertrophy discovered in the laboratory and then organised into a weight ...

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More focus on posing at Arnold Classic 2016

Branch Warren and Dexter Jackson face off at the Arnold Classic 2015

Two-time Arnold Classic champion and three-time Mr. Olympia runner-up Kai Greene will be one of the main attractions at the Arnold Classic North America scheduled to take place from 3 to 6 March in Columbus, Ohio this year. Other top competitors to flex on stage, in what is regarded as ...

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Madcow 5×5

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger Madcow 5×5 is based on Bill Starr’s 5×5, known as the most popular and effective strength routine ever devised. Madcow is the username of a person who was ...

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Carbs: Your training fuel

Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates.

If you are serious about your training you will know that getting enough calories is important to pack on size Nutrition is a key part of any bodybuilder’s training. Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates. ...

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DoggCrapp Training

Are you ready to go DoggCrapp?

Are you ready to go DC? Bodybuilder Dante Trudel invented the DoggCrapp method of training, a system that has grown in popularity over the years. DoggCrapp was taken from his anonymous screen name on a forum and it stuck. DC training is centered around rest/pause sets, low volume, high frequency ...

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