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By Richard meehan | Take your Fitness to the Next Level. This magazine focuses on general fitness, fitness nutrition, body building, functional fitness and strength training for the intermediate t advanced practitioner. Bigger, faster, stronger

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Weight Loss

Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine

There are many good reasons to take creatine. Here's a new one that's pretty darn exciting.<p>Enhance Carb Metabolism & Nutrition Partitioning<p>Creatine …

Tip: The Snack That Shrinks Love Handles

Snack on these in the late afternoon and lose fat around your waist. Really. Check out the science.<p>Almonds and Waist Size<p>If you eat a handful of …

Linear vs. Nonlinear Periodization: Which Is Better for Strength and Hypertrophy?

<b>There are many styles of resistance training that are utilized today, and periodization has been a popular method applied to resistance training</b> …

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 …

Low Testosterone? Five Causes of Low Testosterone (With Simple Solutions!)

Tip: To Get Strong, Be the Weakest Guy in the Gym

Sounds contradictory, but it's true. Here's why.<p>Train alongside people that make you feel (and look) like the weakest person in the room. Nothing …

Mental Toughness Training

It’s your last line of defense against being called a candy ass. It can help you compensate for a lack of strength, skill, or natural ability. Arnold …

Is There an Ideal BMI for Performance

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an almost two hundred year old concept that roughly establishes a ratio between a person’s height and body weight. …

Tip: 2 Ways to Get a Skin-Splitting Pump

A muscular pump helps build muscle (and it looks awesome of course). Here are two ways to get the best pump of your life.<p>We call it the pump. …

4 Politically Correct Fitness Lies

Real Talk about Training, Goals, and Body Image<p>1 – PC Lie: Body love is crucial. You should praise yourself every time you look in the mirror.<p>Do this …

The 5 Dumbest Muscle Myths

Kill the Lies. Make the Gains.<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Soreness isn't a sign of an effective workout. Those who lift heavy regularly don't …

How To Not Lose Muscle When Cutting

Have you ever lost muscle when trying to cut fat? I’m sure you have. Me too – years ago before I knew what I was doing. Despite what some would have …

Weight Loss

Strength Training is Learning from Tail Events

I was honored to be asked by Mark Rippetoe to write the foreword of [book]. But the reader may ask the following: What does someone whose research is …

Exercise

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 …

The Beginner's Guide to Long Term Gains | The Zone

The Beginner’s Guide to Long Term Gains<p><b>10</b> votes, <b>3.60</b> avg. rating (<b>72</b>% score)<p>By Ray Klerke<p>The Beginner’s Guide to Long Term Gains<p>Mapping the future is …

Can You Make More Muscle Fibers?

Hypertrophy vs. Hyperplasia<p>The Two Types of Gains<p>Everybody talks about hypertrophy training. It's what bodybuilders do to build muscle. But what …

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

Take the Tests, Identify Weaknesses, and Get Better<p>Focus on what you need to do, not necessarily on what you want to do. That's the secret to …

Roughhousing Is Good for You

We have an odd relationship with fighting and physical contact. We seal ourselves off from it, leaving it to the men and women in the cage. <b>Rarely do</b> …

Old-School Muscle

How Jones Trained Viator for the 1971 Mr. America<p>Lead Photo: Casey Viator, Circa 1972<p>I recently found a photo of Casey Viator while reviewing some …

Tip: Always Start With An Empty Bar

Some of the strongest lifters on the planet start their workouts with an empty bar. Here's why you should too.<p>The longer you take to warm-up on your …

5 Secrets of the Relentless

Here's what you need to know...<p>Those who are relentless find comfort in discipline. For them, hard work is cleansing, good for body and mind.<br>• The …

Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded

Training Articles<p>Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded<p>Physique training is more popular than ever. At the same time, …

Strength Training Tricks: What Works?

The Best and Worst Squat, Bench, and Deadlift Cues<p>Can You Really Improve Strength Instantly?<p>Maybe you've heard that to put up bigger numbers on the …

Tip: Understand the Law of Metabolic Demand

Stop using the word "weight" and get smarter about calories. This will help.<p>The Body Isn't a Good Multitasker<p>Your body likes to be either burning or …

26 Oldtime Strongman Exercises Every Man Should Try

At the turn of the 20th century, the world saw the rise of a new kind of public hero: the professional strongman.<p>Strongmen emerged from the physical …

Workouts

Twist and Shout: The Missing Link in Your Training

The body moves in three planes of motion... is your training addressing movement in all of them?

CrossFit

DOMS: No Pain, No Gain?

What Soreness Really Tells You<p>Lift long enough and you'll experience every level of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) from light to debilitating. …

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

Pull Better, Pull Heavier, and Pull Safer<p>1. Perform the "Shin Box" Before Lifting<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in front of a …