Deadlifting Update and Competition Live Stream

Since the last post I wrote, I’ve acquired a much better understanding of barbells and their impact on lifting performance. For the advanced lifter, the barbell will either make or break your deadlifting experience, as I found out in my case. About a month ago, my gym obtained two Eleiko barbells; one standard training bar […]

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Jonny S

Long time, no see. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my training in the last year, trying to make something of it. In most cases, my training had shortcomings that were easily identifiable and fixed. While there’s nothing easy about training hard and consistently, there’s usually a reassurance present throughout the process; what […]

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Goddess

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote: Women, you need to put down those pink dumbbells, throw that Shape Magazine in the trash can and stop with this nonsense. You seem to believe that the modest amount of strain will cause you to wake up looking like a bodybuilder in the morning. Horseshit. […]

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Fckaround

Dear readers, it is with troublesome news I break my three months of silence. The statistics all point towards the same conclusion: we have a global outbreak of fuckarounditis. Fuckarounditis is a behavioral disorder characterized by a mediocre physique and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent in the gym. Fuckarounditis most commonly manifests […]

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Maximum Muscular Potential of Drug-Free Athletes (Updated Dec 31st)

What is the maximum muscular potential of drug-free athletes or natural bodybuilders? And what does it take to get there? That’s the topic I’m going to revisit today. I’ve talked about the maximum muscular potential before in the short article “What’s my Genetic Muscular Potential”, where I presented a formula based on the heights and […]

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Eat Stop Eat Expanded Edition Review

Eat Stop Eat Expanded Edition is the newly released update of Brad Pilon’s three-year-old book about intermittent fasting. This is the first and only review you’ll need to read on it. Right off the bat, let me say that the new edition is a tremendous improvement over the original Eat Stop Eat. Brad has given […]

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High Reps vs Low Reps For Muscle Gain: Roundtable With The Experts

Do high reps build more muscle than low reps? This is the first hot topic up for discussion in this upcoming series of roundtables where I bring together the brightest minds in nutrition and weight training science. Besides the original four horsemen, that is yours truly, Lyle McDonald, Alan Aragon and Borge Fagerli, I have […]

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The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program Review

The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program Concurrent muscle gain and fat loss is the most difficult goal to achieve. That’s why people call it the “Holy Grail”; because it’s so elusive. Tom Venuto Who is this book for? Anyone seeking the most coveted goal of them all: losing fat while gaining muscle. Body recomposition. What […]

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Leangains Pre-Contest Training

Here’s a video of Andreaz Engström, current nordic bodybuilding champ and client of mine, preparing for the national championship in Athletic Fitness 2010. Andreaz does about half of his training fasted. Heavy compound movements predominantely, no pikachu-stuff. He’s about 6 weeks out here and strong as ever. This is a new challenge for Andreaz and […]

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