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In Pursuit of Strength: 10 Underrated Strength-Building Principles

By: Josh Bryant Back in the day, bodybuilders were required to perform feats of strength in addition to their posing routines!    Before the arrival of drugs, even purely aesthetic-driven trainees realized a dichotomy did not exist between strength and physique but, in fact, strength was the base. And, hell, if you are the bouncer at…

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All -Time, World-Record Bench Press Strategies—TD Davis

Josh Bryant World Record Bench Press Strategies There was this Coca-Cola cowboy who had a BBQ joint right by the Tesla dealership; the place was trendy, portions pygmy, prices high, and food horrific.  When it came to BBQ, this cat was the equivalent of a virgin sex therapist with a thriving practice!  About a half hour…

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BIG NEWS- Tactical Powerlifting Program

I am bringing you a 12-week Tactical Powerlifting program designed to build ABSOLUTE STRENGTH so you peak for a powerlifting meeting while increasing your work capacity so that you’re ready at a moment’s notice. Your training will deliver 12 weeks of progressive overload while incorporating 3 deload/reload weeks to make sure you’re not over-training along the way. You’ll…

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4 Ways to Shock your Arms into Growth

By: Josh Bryant Heredity deals the cards, but training plays the hand when it comes to arm development. I am going to share with you four ways to play your hand and hit the jackpot of bigger arms. These techniques have worked muscle-building miracles on hard-gainer bikini competitors to genetic freak IFBB pros and even…

5 Unappreciated Strength Exercises

by: Josh Bryant Orlando “Maximus” Green “Weakness is a crime,” was the gym slogan when I trained at Paul Leonard’s Yorba Linda Barbell Club in the early 2000s. Did you know that, recently, researchers from the Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina found that men and women under 30 have weaker grip strength than they did back…

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Increase Training Volume & Decrease Training Time

by: Josh Bryant Big Jim Williams Pioneered Cluster Sets Bro science and lab science are on the same page: higher volume training regimens produce greater gains in strength and muscle size. Even faithful disciples of Arthur Jones and Heavy Duty Training, that are known for advocating just a single set per exercise, do, in fact,…

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The Right Way To Partial

by Josh Bryant Some people think partials are the key to massive growth and others believe that you need full range of motion for full development. Well, both points of view are “partially” right! Shorter Range of Motion: More Weight The technique of doing partial reps is based on the accentuation principle, which states that…

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New Book Release!

Powerbuilding Breakdowns Want to look jacked with the bonafide strength to back it up? But, how do you get ripped AND build raw strength? Enter powerbuilding! Powerbuilding uses the best training ideas from bodybuilding and powerlifting to develop size, symmetry, and strength. Powerbuilding only works with a plan. And we have you covered with Powerbuilding Breakdowns.…

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Humans—Habitual Creatures

by: Josh Bryant Jack Nicklaus is to golf as Popcorn Sutton is to Moonshine; both are the undisputed best of all time! Nicklaus, the “Golden Bear”, was the best because he did not just dominate for a few years; he was consistent in winning the most majors a whopping 18 times and finished runner-up 19…

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FREE Kettlebell EBook

by: Josh Bryant In 18th century Russia, kettlebells were used as a counterweight on market scales. But, as the vodka perilously flowed in the kabaks (taverns), this tool became a way for belligerent farmers to air out grievances and challenge each other through “feats of strength”  by seeing who could lift the heaviest kettlebell. By 1885,…