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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, glossy bodybuilding…

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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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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…

De-Inhibition Training: The Secret to Unlocking Unseen Limit

De-Inhibition Training: The Secret to Unlocking Unseen Limit

By Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Fred Hatfield pioneered de-inhibition training You don’t go outside and grab the mail naked, even if you are not embarrassed or have no ethical qualms, it can still land you in county. But what about that one time on Avenida Revolution in Tijuana after a night of wine, women…

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Warm Up: The Science and Practice

by Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Jack Dempsey shadow boxing to warm up. As coaches, we have witnessed top-tiered high school programs literally demand players squat over 400 pounds with no warm up.  Yet, others in the fitness industry advocate warm ups that take longer than workouts. In a nutshell, as the late, great Charles…

NEW YORK - MAY 20,1986: Mike Tyson (L) throws a punch against Mitch Green during the fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Mike Tyson won by a UD 10. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images)

I Intend—Therefore I AM!

The starting point of every dream and great achievement is intention. Everything that happens starts with intention.  Intention, this creative power, sets natural laws in motion to work for what you desire at the subconscious level.  Understanding this power means the manifestation of your dreams.  Being unaware of it means you are a leaf in the wind of…