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How To Warm Up Right

How To Warm Up Right Warm Up Sets We’re talking about warm up sets today. The purpose and proper execution of warm up sets can be a bit unclear for some lifters so we are going to lay it out for you. Here we are referring to your sets of a given lift before doing your working sets. So, if you...

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Managing Your Diet

Managing Your Diet Today we’ll talk about diet. People’s situations will look a little bit different right now depending on where they are, but for the most part we shouldn’t be going grocery shopping more than once a week to keep ourselves and others safe. This is a good opportunity to work...

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How Do I lose Fat?

FAT LOSS TIPS Summertime is right around the corner and I know the number one thing on people's mind is how to get leaner and drop fat. The general concepts are easy right- count your macros, calories in vs calories out. Although this is true, adherence strategies and building small routines...

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I’m Sick Of Having Small Arms!

I’m Sick Of Having Small Arms! Heres the story, Its back and bicep day which means two really good back movements where you push em hard. We are going to warm up with some upright row and face pulls to get the delts and shoulders moving and warm. I’m going to do one hammer strength and one...

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​SKINNY FAT: Cut vs Bulk

Skinny Fat - Cut vs Bulk WHERE MY DOOGS AT?! Do you like boobies? Just not your own…? The term skinny-fat gets thrown around all willy nilly but what does it mean? There is no true definition but typically it is an individual with higher body fat levels, no muscle but isn't super overweight....

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I'm Tired....Do I Deload?

I'm Tired....Do I Deload? BUT MOMMM I'M TIREEEEDDD, I DON'T WANNA TRAIN SO HEAVY TODAY. Just kidding, let's max out for the 10th day in a row. The oh so heavily talked about deload. Today We are going over how to deload, why, when and how I personally go about it. To be honest I think...

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Being Sore & Setting Expectations

Being Sore + Setting Expectations I DON'T FEEL STRONGER! I'M ALWAYS SORE! These are common thoughts and comments when we are heading into week 3 and 4 of any program. Strength is not linear nor does it happen overnight. See, stimulus from training often causes fatigue as we adapt and get more...

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It's All About Recovery...Kinda

Recovery: Rest Periods Between Sets, How Long A Workout Should Take, Nutrients CREATINE, BCAAS AND A HYPERBOLIC TIME CHAMBER(if you know, you know).We always, I mean always, get asked, "how do I improve/maximize my recovery". Sadly there is no magic answer or pill to recovery. All we can do is...

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When To Cardio: Fat Loss, Bulking, General Fitness

To Cardio Or Not To Cardio? CAAAARRRDDDDIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOO! CARRRRDDDIIIOOOOOO!!!!! How, when and who should do cardio? The old adage is that to get strong you lift the barbell and go buffet. OOF. And if you're me, you sometimes skip the barbell part. In all honesty some form of cardio can...

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Powerbuilding: Powerlifting Vs Bodybuilding

Powerlifting VS Bodybuilding Many of us have combined goals but they may need slightly different strategies to achieve. The concept of powerbuilding has gotten insanely popular over the last 10 years. Previously I think many people focused on purely aesthetics in the gym while a small niche of...

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