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3 Ways Of Spicing Up The Bench Press

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3 Ways Of Spicing Up The Bench Press

Most people who start out training with weights, do so with the intention of being in it for the long haul. When you fall in love with the iron, you realise you are going to have a long standing relationship with movements like the bench press. During the first few years, you can still get excited with movements like the plain old dumbbell and barbell bench press. They are great movements after all. But after awhile they can get a bit boring. You then start experimenting with the decline, incline and other various bench pressing machine variations in an attempt to...

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Why You Should Leave Your Ego At The Gym Door

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Why You Should Leave Your Ego At The Gym Door

So far I have primarily written science based articles, focused on providing information on nutrition, supplements, and training. To change things up, I have decided to get a little more philosophical. Ego. We all have one, whether we like to admit it or not, it's just a part of life. What matters is how big we let our ego get, and how much we let it affect who we are and the decisions we make.  The gym, in particular, is a place where the ego runs rampant if it goes unchecked. Just walk into any mainstream gym at peak-hour, and you...

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Back Exercises You Don't Do, And Probably Should

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Back Exercises You Don't Do, And Probably Should

While arms and chest often take precedent over the muscle groups behind us, nothing is more impressive than a big muscular back. The back muscles are an impressive group to train. They have so many functions and can be hit in so many ways, from so many angles, using such a variety of exercises. That said, as always you should focus on staples such as pull-ups, rows, and a few pull-downs. The problem with back training is, a lot of ego gets in the way and form often gets sacrificed. While it's important to move a decent amount of weight and put some...

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Is Stress Secretly Killing Your Gains?

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Is Stress Secretly Killing Your Gains?

As gym goers, we try so hard to get everything right. Eating the right foods in the correct amounts (gym meals), taking supplements meticulously, mapping out our training, getting enough sleep, weighing ourselves, measuring ourselves and everything else that goes into getting gains. These steps are all taken so that the most muscle and strength can be gained. The only type of stress that gets talked about when it comes to training is the impact the physical stress of training itself has on our bodies. This is usually discussed in the context of allowing adequate time for our bodies to recovery from one...

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How To Get Great Glutes

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How To Get Great Glutes

 Everyone is well aware of back days and arms days - but what about glute days? You rarely hear of dedicated glute days making their way into people's training week. Damn, even finding glute specific exercises in people's training week is hard enough. Why is this?  I don't think having a great set of strong glutes is something that people have an objection to. In fact, it's something that most people want. It's more just a case that people either believe that the glutes get enough love in exercises such as squats and deadlifts. Or, maybe training glutes directly is something...

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