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    We Outlive the Discomfort

    I’m about to leave for the gym. It’s a sunny day, Sunday, one you might call perfect; low 80s, light...

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    Recovery and Overtraining

    Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, pow...

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    May 2015 Table of Contents

    [SUBSCRIBE to Iron Man Insider and download your first issue now. Learn More] We flew all the way to...

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    The Need for Speed?

      The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred...

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    Tram Nguyen

    I’m an international girl. I love extreme skating—half-pipes—which I’ve been doing for 15 years. I a...

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    Water Manipulation for Cuts and Striations

    I’m often asked how to manipulate water prior to a contest or photo shoot to get as ripped and hard-...

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    Greg Plitt: LEGACY LIVES ON

    No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the p...

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    Food Facts

    Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher co...

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    Christel Oerum

    Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, b...

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    Throwback Thursday in Bodybuilding Coaching: Part 2

    First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them...

Garlic Power

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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of herbs. Garlic, known for its aroma and flavor power, also has extremely beneficial medicinal properties. Garlic’s therapeutic effect comes from its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin, which ...

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The Need for Speed?

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  The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred up controversy. Many say faster reps are too dangerous. Others contend that if properly performed, faster reps can activate different growth fibers—the type 2Bs ...

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Food Facts

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Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of total fat (fat deposited all over the body) and central fat (abdominal).” That is great ...

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Christel Oerum

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Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, back; day 3: triceps, shoulders Sample workout, legs: triset: Butt Blaster, abductor machine, adductor machine—3 x 12-15 each; superset: leg extensions, Romanian deadlifts— ...

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