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10 Lessons from the Strength Legends

Get Big. Get Strong. Go Old School.<p>The legendary physiques of yesteryear remain the gold standard of physical development. Few bodybuilders today can …

German Volume Training: the best training regime for increasing muscle size

Personal trainer Scott Laidler suggests a German Volume Training (GVT) regime that will help to supersize your muscles<p>I’m often asked which training regime I would recommend for gaining muscle mass. Unequivocally, the answer is always German Volume Training (or GVT). For me, it's the most effective …

Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

As we head toward Tax Day, we've got student debt and state education plans on our minds in another edition of the NPR Ed Team's weekly roundup.<p><b>Student debt</b><br>We reported at the start of the week that the total balance of student loan debt has nearly tripled in the past decade to $1.3 trillion. That …

Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Welcome to our second weekly roundup of notable national education news! (Missed us last week? Find it here.)<p>The biggest ed headline of the week, of course, had to do with:<p><b>Transgender students and Title IX</b><p>In technical terms, the departments of Justice and Education this week rescinded Obama-era …

Education

5 Simple Ways to Get Stronger

Here's what you need to know...<p>Grip is the weak point for most lifters. To improve it, train with thick bars.<br>• The suitcase carry is the answer to all …

Workouts

The 5x5 Program with a Modern Twist | Poliquin Article

One of the most popular workouts during the past half-century is Reg Park’s 5x5 System. Not to be confused with the version developed by strength …

Plateau Busters

5 GUARANTEED Ways to Analyze and Break Through Plateaus<p>Plateaus in weight-training suck.<p>Plateaus in fat-loss suck, too.<p>Plateaus in our strength and …

Exercise

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

Cardio for Strength Athletes

Strength athletes are a studly bunch. We're consistent, disciplined, structured, and often blessed with a high tolerance for pain. We also tend to …

Exercise

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring …

Pedagogy

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Advanced Training Strategy for Natties<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The number one mistake by natural lifters is doing too much volume. You need to …

Workouts

The Rock is sharing his kickass bodybuilding workouts for the world to try

Yes, Dwayne Johnson’s life is pretty epic. It’s also gotta be totally exhausting.<p>Case in point: His workout routine.<p>After raising eyebrows and …

Certain carbohydrates do not make you gain weight, research says

Known as resistant starches, they naturally occur in certain carbohydrate-rich foods such as beans and legumes, whole grains and even rice and …

Tip: Vary Rep Range to Grow

There's more to bodybuilding than 3 sets of 10. If your main goal is hypertrophy, this is a must-read.<p>The optimal number of reps for …

Hypertrophy

Catching Up On Creatine

Back in college, when I first started my romance with the iron, I knew pretty much nothing about sports nutrition. Nor did anyone else I knew. For …

Nutrition

6 Heavy Bench Press Lessons

Here's what you need to know...<p>When trying to bring up the bench press, don't focus on bench press variations at the expense of overhead work. For …

Weight Loss

5 Things Natural Lifters Can Learn From Pros

Lessons from the Greatest Bodybuilders of All Time<p>Should You Train Like a Pro Bodybuilder?<p>Yes... and no. Blindly following the training of top …

Muscle

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How to Get an Ivy League Education--for Free

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

Podcast: Fitness and Diet Advice From a Doctor of Gains | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to fitness, figuring out what kind of diet to follow can get really confusing, really fast.<p>There are so many plans out there to choose …

Ten Rules For Raising Testosterone for a Stronger, Leaner Body | Poliquin Article

Testosterone is the most significant of hormones, being vital for physical fitness and wellness. For both men and women, low testosterone can lead to …

Wellness

How to Train for Non-Stop Muscle Growth

Balancing Failure, Volume, Frequency and Load<p>Any program will work if it's not idiotic, but you have to get the basics right. So before thinking …

Muscle

Eat Like a Man, Part 1

Test driving the Anabolic diet<p>Excuse me, but would ya' mind kickin' my ass?<p>Recently, a friend asked me what kind of steroids he should take. Now, …

Nutrition

Rise And Grind: Six-Week Muscle-Building Plan | Bodybuilding.com

Watch Trailer<p>Gain access to Rise & Grind <b>PLUS</b> over 50 other expert-designed fitness plans.<br>Start your 7-day <b>FREE</b> trial!<p>Already a subscriber? Log …

Exercise

Top 20 honeymoon destinations according to Pinterest

Couples the world over are obsessed with these romantic spots<p><i>This gallery originally appeared on Harper's Bazaar website.</i><p>You've likely already planned every detail of your wedding on Pinterest, and your honeymoon should be no different. Whether you're looking for a classic beach destination, an …

National Parks

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

Healthy S'mores Protein Donuts!

If you've been missing out on the campfire s'mores this summer, then these protein-packed donuts are just for you! I know, they look like they're …

The Numbers of Muscle Building

I'll be the first to say that building muscle and strength is more art than science.<p>Sure, there are scientific principles that constitute the …

Could you stomach Huel, the food of the future?

It’s called Huel, a ‘human fuel’ designed to replace nature’s version in a hi-tech, fuss-free, nutritionally balanced powder form. We tried it out…<p>I have a friend around for lunch when I mix my first batch of Huel. I have laid out gözleme – Turkish flatbreads stuffed with spinach and feta – made …

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