In case you’re not familiar with the whoosh phenomenon, it’s when you stall on a good diet for a few weeks and then lose a bunch of weight overnight. It will happen more noticeably as you get leaner and it is more common among women. This happens because the fat cells become depleted and fill […]

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Today, I’m writing a post for my older, male readers. Based on the available research, we have no idea if testosterone therapy is safe over the long term. The longest study on test therapy only lasted 3 years. In this post, I want to talk about all of the available research on this topic. There […]

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If you’re not happy with your current level of growth, it could be because you’re doing too much work in the gym. I’m sure we’ve all seen the fitness motivation videos where the fitness model is doing a ton of work in the gym. Lifting set after set, exercise after exercise with high intensity. The […]

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Most bodybuilding resources talk about ‘splits’, where you train different body parts on different days of the week. While it can be an effective way to train, it is not the best way for beginners to gain muscle mass as fast as possible. For the first 3-5 months of training, beginners can grow at an […]

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Eating less without being hungry is about choosing the right foods and eating patterns. Hunger and cravings require will power to control. In order to lose weight effectively, we must create circumstances that minimize hunger and cravings. This way, we won’t fall off the bandwagon at the first sign of stress. Choosing the right foods I […]

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This article will be an add-on to my previous post about hip drive. I’m going to talk about the back angle at the bottom of the squat. Throughout the squat, your back angle should remain constant for the most part. The one exception is when you’re just coming out of the hole. You can see […]

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Hip drive in the raw low bar squat lets you lift more weight and grow faster. It does so by effectively recruiting more of the posterior chain. This is an old concept that has been around for decades without being described in writing or explained on video. I think it was first described in detail by Mark Rippetoe in Starting […]

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Staying motivated to work out is not about relying on motivation. Motivation comes in bursts and it cannot be sustained through external sources. In order to achieve great results, you need to stay consistent over time. Neither willpower or motivation is enough to sustain your actions for rest of your life (assuming you want to […]

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I recently got a question about whether high volume training or low volume training is better. Neither is better in an absolute sense, it completely depends on context and both should be included into your training. Let’s take a look at the benefits and how you can incorporate them both to maximize your results. Defining […]

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There aren’t any definitive answers about when you should cut or bulk. There are pros and cons to each choice and there are also counter-arguments against these pros and cons. I’ll do my best to present all of the sides so that you can become even more confused so that you can make the best […]

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