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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...

Hammer Your Hamstrings

I’ve often talked about the importance of maintaining a balance of strength among the various muscle groups. That means paying attention to how all the muscles in your body are responding to the exercises in your program. This article deals ...

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Food Facts

Bodyfat gained due to overeating is a primary cause of diabetes, according the November ’13 Prevention. Says Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the obesity clinical program and director of the inpatient diabetes program at Joslin Kiabetes Center in ...

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