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Intensity waves; Wheat-free pizza; Mistakes women make

There are many old-school techniques for pushing yourself harder when seeking hypertrophy (muscle growth).  Arnold’s Encyclopedia, even if dated, does a great job highlighting various methods – drop sets, assisted reps, rest/pause, etc.  I’ve written about many of these here, here and here (and probably many more past articles).  But it seems common knowledge that you just can’t do...
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Butter isn’t bad for you; Rep schemes; Glute training

Suddenly butter isn’t bad for you anymore. I don’t know how it started but for the past 20 years or so butter was evil and margarine was good; now it’s reversed. Given the process involved in creating butter (pretty basic) and how long butter has been around (very long), I’m siding with the traditional view that butter is good...
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Vermont Spartan Beast – Photos and Details

If you haven’t read my previous summary of the Vermont Spartan Beast, it might make sense to do that now.  You can also check out Cameron’s article on the Super Spartan.  In this article, I’ve got photos plus some description of the obstacles for you! Three notes: a) many of the photos are NOT of me or my team...
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The Vermont Spartan Beast – Summary and Lessons Learned

Those of you who have been reading for the past couple of months have heard about the Spartan.  Cameron did his Super Spartan in Carolina in early summer and I did the 12-miler Beast with some friends in Vermont last weekend. This article will have 3 sections: Summary/Highlights Lessons Learned Details of the Experience, with Photos Summary This was...
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Cameron’s Spartan Experience

Cameron’s Spartan Experience… Cameron did the Spartan in The Carolina’s the weekend of June 25th.  Here is his first-hand account… The race was intended to be approx. 8 miles with 15 obstacles.  The fastest times were intended to be around 80 minutes.  It ended up being (after adding the turns) about 10 miles and 19 obstacles (+/- 1, depending...
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I Know Nothing

It’s time I come clean. I have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to strength and conditioning. At least, that’s how it felt after I finished a full-day fitness seminar in Boston put on by Perform Better last weekend.  This was an amazing event featuring Todd Durkin (I wrote about meeting him before), Mike Boyle, and...
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Protein Powders, Raw Eggs, and BMI

I know you have questions about how to get leaner and/or more muscular, no matter what level you are currently at in your fitness goals. And you aren’t the only ones with your question.  Most people have the same 10 to 20 questions.  All that differs are the numbers. Last week I asked you to submit your questions for...
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Top 6 Lamest Annual Fitness Post Ideas

…………… Everybody and their brother in the fitness world are writing posts about the new year.  And everyone is ripping each other off, generating marginal content, and feeding cliches.  Not to mention the fact that the content for 2010 is exactly what everyone wrote in 2009, which is just like 2008, and 2007… etc.   Here is my send-up to...
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