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The Texas Extreme Powerbuilding Program

by: Josh Bryant Get the best of bodybuilding & powerlifting to develop size, symmetry, & strength. Over a decade ago, I co-authored with the legendary, Brian Dobson, the iconic, best-selling, Metroflex Gym Powerbuilding Basics. The powerbuilding principles have stood the test of time. Over time, I have refined the powerbuilding approach by logging thousands of…

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Training Adaptations—Fitness Fatigue Model

By: Josh Bryant Meeting of the Minds at an Undisclosed Location As a teenager I remember this 35-year-old bodybuilder we will call Jimbo who lived in his van. This cat was a total disaster and did 70 sets per body part in training; “Two sets for each year” was his mantra and at 14 years…

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Derek Thistlewaite—Strength Strategies

by: Josh Bryant Often, strength coaches like using big words, but, unfortunately, they also lift small barbells! These mullets unwaveringly defend their favorite mode of periodization because it worked best on hungover, malnourished, jabroni college kids in a study. This circle jerk stimulates academics in the ivory tower, but won’t cut the mustard in building…

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Genetic Engineering: Modifying your genetic destiny

by: Josh Bryant Nature gifts one athlete and he gets splinters in his ass from riding the pine. Another athlete, written off as subpar, is playing on Sundays and riding around in Bentley. Why? A trust fund baby now doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of and the storybook…

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Strongman Training—Why?

by: Josh Bryant Harry Walker, Green Beret, Executing a Real-World Tire Throw Google “functional training” and you will see exercises that look straight out of a three-ring circus sideshow; at best, these bizarre exercises entertain the easily entertained but often they cause injuries. So, what the hell does functional training really mean? Functional training is…

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Aggressive Fat Loss: 21 Day Transformation

Are you tired of fad diets that don’t produce results and seem to drag on forever? Then begin our 21 day, aggressive fat-loss journey, designed specifically for males with greater than 15 percent body fat and females with greater than 24 percent body fat. The journey will be short, but intense. Some may call it…

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Get a Grip

by: Josh Bryant A strong grip and well-developed forearms do more than just twist lids off pickle jars. A strong grip will aid you in golf, a pugilistic battle at the Cairo Fish Market or any athletic endeavor in between. Furthermore, frequently in strength training, the grip is the weakest link! The naive solution offered…

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Deadlifts—Why, when, how?

By: Josh Bryant Ronnie Coleman Deadlifting Under Brian Dobson’s Tutelage Arnold deadlifted over 700 pounds before ever oiling up. Eight-time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, performed reps with 800 pounds on the deadlift!  There is nothing more satisfying to suppressed primordial urges than deadlifting. Deadlifts superiorly strengthen and build the entire posterior chain (backside of the…

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Tactical Hypertrophy/50 Cubed Program Sale Price $39 (originally $59)

Want to be as strong as someone 50 pounds heavier than you and as fast, agile, and as quick as someone 50 pounds lighter than you?! That’s exactly Tactical Hypertrophy 50 Cubed does and now is available for only $39 dollars with our Black Friday Sale!  Mathematically, cubed is the result of multiplying that same number…

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Cheating the Right Way

by: Josh Bryant Cheating generally means attempting to get something for nothing at someone else’s expense. Cheating can also mean running around on your old lady at the Honky Tonk Bar, a frivolous lawsuit, taking a handout when not needed, posting pictures not reflective of your ice cream-drinking-Netflix-pandemic binge on the online dating site as…