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Heavy Weights vs. Light Weights

Which activates more muscle when you lift to failure?<p>A few months ago, I wrote about the growing body of research suggesting that it doesn’t really matter how much weight you lift, as long as you lift to failure. A series of studies, mostly by McMaster University researcher Stuart Phillips’ group, …

9 Ingredients That Should Never Be In Your Protein Powder

If you’re busy, protein powders can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a shake and allow your body to be nourished and …

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6 Ways to Get More Protein in Your Diet

Written on March 8, 2013 at 6:00 am, by Eric Cressey<p><i>Today’s guest post comes from Chris Howard. In addition to being a strength and conditioning</i> …

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Olympic Lifting: 6 Clean and Jerk Technique Fixes

Written on January 14, 2013 at 7:53 am, by Eric Cressey<p><b>Almost a year ago, Olympic lifting expert Wil Fleming wrote a guest blog,</b> <b>The 7 Most Common</b> …

Increase your Arm Strength by Adding 21's to your Bicep Routine

Shutterstock<p>To really allow your biceps to reach their full potential you may need to start adding 21’s to your biceps' routine. The number "21" …

14 Deadlift Tips and Tricks

<b>1. Starting with the Hips Too Low</b><p>This is the king of all mistakes I see. Too many times lifters try to squat the weight up rather than pull the …

Tips to Help Five Common Deadlift Mistakes

I recently helped coach at the Ohio State University deadlift clinic along with elitefts™ advisor J.L. Holdsworth, Greg Page, and several of J.L.’s …

The Women's Weights Myth

Although less than it used to be, it seems as if there is still a myth surrounding women lifting weights.<p>I personally started lifting weights aged 18 …

14 Reactions Any Woman Who Lifts Weights Will Immediately Recognize

*rolls eyes, flips hair, brushes off shoulder*

Five reasons why women need more muscle, not less

<b>It can help you live stronger and longer</b><p>The same strength training moves that build more shapely butts and thighs can also defend against frailty …

The secret of great product managers: Balancing the worlds of ‘techie’ and ‘fuzzy’

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of myth even today. Two-and-a-half decades later, the role of product manager is still misunderstood and ill-defined, and the most important qualities in a product manager are often overlooked. As a …

The Pros and Cons of Product Management

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora</i><p>If you are considering becoming a product manager, you are probably not comparing the role’s merits to unrelated professions such as sushi chef or …

Product Management

10 Things a Product Manager Can Take Off Your Plate | Inc.com

Do you have a product manager on your team yet? If not, you might be missing a major opportunity to improve your company's efficiency--and your tech team's ability to meet major milestones.<p>More importantly, this go-to person can clear your plate of a lot of day-to-day management, helping you focus …

The Manager Who Blogged His Team To Happiness And Productivity

Hubspot’s VP of engineering reveals why adding a blog to your management arsenal is a great idea.<p>Each week for the last six months, Eric Richard, the relatively new VP of engineering at HubSpot, has sat down to write a post on his internal company blog, <i>Notes from a Nomad</i>. Blogging doesn’t usually …

21 Signs You're Dating a Product Manager

For me, it was hard to tell when I was dating a product manager. Just kidding, I'm not that desperate. But you might be. And if you are, here are the signs to look for.<p>You might be dating a product manager if....<p>When trying to convince you to go out with him, he mentions the success rate of his …

25 Must-Read Books for Product Managers & Product Marketers

New to the world of product management and product marketing, or just want to pick up a few new reads to expand your skills?Instead of browsing the …

Google Chrome Product Manager on How to Never Stop Innovating

A window into how one of Silicon Valley's top thinkers helps foster a culture of innovation.<p>I first met Alexandra "Alex" Levich when she was a finalist in the Innovation Challenge. She's an amazing innovator who has spent 14 years in product management and development, helping build out news, …

Become a Great Product Manager

Find out how you can become a great product manager by assessing your competencies and identifying areas for improvement.

Product Management: Startup vs Big Company

<i>Written by Sara Mauskopf, Director of Product at Postmates</i><p>Now that I’ve been at Postmates for almost 8 months, a lot of people have asked me the …

Product Management Rule #32: Determine Your Marketing Approach Early and Wisely

<i>Product Management Training & Consulting</i><p>Home > Product Management Blog > Product Management Rule #32: Determine Your Marketing Approach Early and …

Marissa Mayer product manager: A new, better kind of CEO.

A new <i>Vanity Fair</i> profile of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer describes someone who is not a manager of people so much as a manager of ideas. As a Google …

The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge

by Chad McAllister<p>As a profession, product management is not a new field. Its beginnings can be traced to Procter & Gamble in 1931 when Dr. Paul …

The Future of Product Management

<i>Lauren Maffeo was a contributing writer to TNW from 2012-2014. She oversees content strategy at</i> <i>Aha!</i> <i>– the world’s #1 product roadmap software.</i><p>Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent a few weeks ago — but not for the reasons you may be thinking. The two giants behind this $16 billion deal are not citing …

How and why YouTube eliminated pay bias for its product managers

If you haven’t checked out #TalkPay on Twitter, you should. People are tweeting about their salary histories. Not verifiable and not scientific, but part of the desire to help drive awareness and close pay gaps for the same jobs, whether between men and women, or Caucasians and other ethnicities.<p>At …

The Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably. …