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Seven things I re-learned in 2019

by Paul Leonard 1. Everybody Wants Some, the title of this quintessential 80s rock song from Van Halen brings back pleasant memories of driving too fast and the movie Better Off Dead, a great snapshot of teenage angst. The song also contains the line…”Yeah that’s it, a little more to the right…”. David Lee Roth…

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Tactical Training

Unfortunately, there is no life coach at the gas station at 3 AM. You do not know who is waiting for you and what the rules will be when you meet him. In the words of the political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the encounter will be “nasty, brutish, and short.” Your training should be in preparation…

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The Science of Training: Elbow Flexors

by Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato A big, strong neck can save your ass from hitting the curb a la a sucker punch to the head at 3AM from the drunker-than-Cooter-Brown Waffle House Patron. But, well-developed “biceps” can stabilize heavy bench presses and earn you more right-swipes on Tinder. Gym bros and long-unemployed authors of defunct,…

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The Science of Training: Triceps

by Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato IFBB Pro Cory Mathews had the biggest back arms in prison, now from behind the pulpit. In “bro” bodybuilding circles, many claim, faster than Grant went through Richmond, to possess 20-inch arms. In reality, these inches are about as realistic as the skirt-chasing Lothario’s claims at the local mobile…

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Towel Pull-Ups—Building a Vice Like Grip

Kyle Pighini, Demoing Towel Pull-ups A tool sitting in your bathroom can be used for more than cleaning up after a night of sake bombs gone wrong which falls short of making it to the porcelain throne; for the more civilized, it’s used for drying off after a shower. This tool— the TOWEL— is one…

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POPULAR TRAINING SYSTEMS:

We are honored for the privilege of republishing what I consider the best strength-training article of all time, as well as the funniest. Thanks, Doc! ARE THEY REALLY “SYSTEMS?” “HIT” WITH A “HAMMER” Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D., MSSInternational Sports Science Association     To avoid being HIT with a HAMMER, I feel compelled to make these…

Tactical Shield Training

Tactical Shield Training

Baggy shirts can cover up spaghetti arms and sweat pants can serve as a smokescreen for a long string of forgotten leg days. But, a neck like a stack of dimes? Forget about it. Unless you’re living in the polar vortex with a wardrobe of thick turtlenecks, there is no running, no hiding–your neck is…

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FREE Books Alert

I have decided to partner with some prominent authors, as a token of my appreciation for your loyalty, and bring you some books that will help you grow both mentally and physically. These are FREE for the next 24 hours, no strings attached. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. Find the link HERE.  Occlusion Training/Blood Flow…

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The Science of Training: Pectoralis

By Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Craig Monson with a powerful and aesthetically-pleasing chest The chest serves as the centerpiece to a powerfully-built and aesthetic physique!  In bodybuilding, as bigger and bigger mass monsters emerge from peptide-engulfed cesspools sporting arms and legs that dwarf those of the by-gone Golden area, it is interesting to observe…

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A Decade of Self Dominance: Wisdom for the Master’s Powerlifter

By: Paul Leonard Paul, Squatting 450 with a Camber Bar on New Year’s eve 2019 2018 marked my tenth year as a masters age lifter, having turned 40 in 2008. 2008 also marked the year I really put it all together at my career, getting a paid promotional move from Texas to Arizona. I always knew…