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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. 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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The squat is dead. Long live the squat.

“Nothing tests your will more than a heavy barbell across your back” – Jim Wendler. I don’t like getting people’s juices flowing but I love the squat. It’s one of my favourite exercises. For me it’s bad ass. Nothing gets me fired up more than to pile on some plates ...

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Lessons from the Olympians

The title of Mr. Olympia is annually awarded to the best bodybuilder in the world. But what can we learn from the men who stood out among the best of the best? Only 13 men have won the coveted Sandow trophy in the history of the Mr. Olympia contest, the ...

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Go full-power beast mode!

Dump your current leg routine and go beast mode – courtesy of former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Branch ‘Quadrasaurus ‘Warren. Branch is known for going absolutely savage in the gym every chance he gets. “Nothing in my life has ever come easy. Everything I have gotten I have had to bust ...

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Improving muscle tone

If you are on the hunt for that toned look you might be in for a big surprise! According to exercise scientist Wayne Westcott part of how ‘toned’ you become basically boils down to genetics. But don’t get disheartened! We all have muscles and we can all work to develop ...

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Bro splits versus full-body routines

An age-old question in gym corridors is whether it is best to follow full-body or split routines to build muscle? A full-body workout consists of doing exercises where you train your entire body. A split muscle group schedule, also known as the bro split, on the other hand, targets one ...

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Avoid the winter workout rut

Do you use excuses to not pull, push and grind it out when the weather sucks? Are you struggling to find your mojo to lift when it’s cold? Training in the winter is not always easy, but it can be done. Here are six ways to stay motivated throughout the ...

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Exercise: How much is enough?

To produce real results during your gym sessions you have to train consistently. According to exercise physiologist Chris Jordan you have to at least exercise four to five times a week to improve your health. “You have to commit to doing it regularly,” says Jordan. His view is supported by ...

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Boost your pressing power!

At one point in his powerlifting career Jim Wendler, creator of the powerlifting protocol known as 5/3/1, struggled to increase the weight he was pressing overhead. Tired of mediocre training sessions he worked hard to improve his pressing power. “There’s something incredibly primal about the press,” says Wendler. “I fell in ...

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Never back down on back day!

The back is an extremely important body part. Someone who really wants to develop a phenomenal back is going to have to do some heavy lifting at some point. This does not mean you have to train like a competitive powerlifter but you need to perform some basic mass-building exercises. ...

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