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Five Simple Mind Tricks To Eat Less & Lose Body Fat

by cpoliquin on
Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:14 AM


Everyone knows that eating a high-protein, lower carb diet...

Forget Stretching—Lifting Weights Is More Effective for Making You More Flexible

by cpoliquin on
Friday, April 11, 2014 1:49 PM
Ditch the archaic warm-ups and static stretching sessions in favor or movement-based preparation. Research shows that not only are dynamic warm-ups preferable for performance, the simple act of lifting...

TIP: Avoid Steady-State and Long Duration Cardio

by cpoliquin on
Friday, April 11, 2014 6:49 AM
Stick to sprints, strongman, and loaded conditioning.

Use Shuffle Steps When Squatting

by cpoliquin on
Monday, April 07, 2014 7:22 AM
To achieve maximal performance in squatting and reduce the risk of injury, you should avoid taking several big steps when backing out of, and replacing the bar...

Get Killer Abs: Five True Steps to A Six Pack

by cpoliquin on
Sunday, April 06, 2014 2:49 PM

Summer’s comin’ and you’re determined to have stronger, leaner abs. Good news is you’ve still got enough time to make it happen. Bad news is you’ll probably waste your time training the wrong exercises the wrong way.

Are You Compromising Muscle Growth With High-Intensity Circuit Training? Find Out Here

by cpoliquin on
Friday, April 04, 2014 11:57 AM
For sure, circuit training is suboptimal if you’re training for strength or doing Olympic lifting, but it can be effectively used for a hypertrophy/basic strength program.

TIP: Build Muscle with Metabolic Stress

by cpoliquin on
Friday, April 04, 2014 7:09 AM
Train for metabolic stress by using higher volume, moderate intensity, and short rest...

TIP: Vary Your Hand Placement During the Farmer’s Walk to Improve Gripping Strength

by cpoliquin on
Monday, March 31, 2014 10:25 AM
Generally, your hands should be centered on the apparatus during a farmer’s walk to prevent the apparatus from tipping forward or...

Do These Two Simple Things To Build Muscle Fast

by cpoliquin on
Friday, March 28, 2014 12:52 PM
Two simple things will make a difference if you want to pack on muscle quickly. First, train to failure to maximize muscle protein synthesis through mechanical stimulus.


Second, optimize...

Q&A: Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness?

by cpoliquin on
Friday, March 28, 2014 11:28 AM

Q: Are there any simple, drug-free ways to reduce post-workout muscle soreness?

A: One simple method to reduce soreness is to apply topical creams that contain menthol and curcumin. Menthol has a cooling sensation on the skin that

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