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    Take a (Walking) Break

    A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...

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    Train With Chains

    Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...

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    Build Some Variety Into Your Shoulder Work

    When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...

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    Packing On Leg Size

    Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...

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    The Rise of the Guru

    As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...

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    The Heart of the Matter

    The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...

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    Vacuum Leg Raises

    As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...

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    Behind-the-Neck Danger?

    Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...

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    Finding the Right Gym

    Maybe you just moved to a new city, or are moving to one soon. Or maybe you aren’t going anywhere; y...

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    Preexhaustion vs. Postexhaustion

    Q: What is preexhaustion and postexhaustion? Are they good for muscle growth? A: For preexhaustion y...

Diet: Young vs. Older

Things obviously change as we get older because our bodies change. Specifically, our hormone levels naturally decline. One very important example is growth hormone, which, among various functions, controls the breakdown of bodyfat for energy. In other words, the more ...

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Narcissism 101

Heaven knows we have all seen them—the ones who simply cannot pass a mirror—or, for that matter, a storefront plate-glass window—without admiring their own reflection, often accompanied by a perfection-enhancing brush of the hair with the hand. And they like ...

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The No-Calorie Lie

Lots of people do it—and believe it. They suck down multiple diet sodas every day, thinking they are not getting extra calories and therefore not getting fat, and that they’re eating more healthfully. Think again. While you may be avoiding ...

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