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Cruise to Get Huge?

Layoffs are a funny thing. Some people rarely if ever take them and don’t feel they are necessary as long as they get adequate rest and nutrition. Others feel they are so essential to long-term progress and avoiding major injuries ...

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Contest Prep

Q: I have a question regarding contest prep. I’m still a kid—18—but I think it would be great to get my feet wet in competition. I don’t think I’m big enough, however, so my key is going to be my ...

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Dehydrating the Body

Typically I write my column based on an interesting e-mail question I have received or a question I’ve heard repeatedly at the gym. Although I’ve written about dehydration several times in the past few years, I’ve gotten so many e-mail ...

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Good Genetics

Q: I’ve been training for four years, and I’m thinking about entering my first bodybuilding competition. Some of the guys at the gym have watched me pose, and they say I have good genetics. What exactly does that mean? A: ...

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