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The Surprising Truth About Working Out Twice a Day | Greatist

You might also like: {{displayTitle}} Read More For the spring semester of my junior year, I packed up my yoga mat, P90X DVDs (and as many clothes as I could feasibly squeeze into one suitcase), and flew to Australia. Six months later, I packed it all back up and headed home. But I took something …


5 Supplements That Actually Help Build Muscle

5 Supplements That Actually Help Build Muscle

Supplementation is becoming increasingly popular amongst athletes and bodybuilders. With thousands of …


Carb Cycling For Fat Loss and Muscle Maintenance

Ever since the infamous Atkins diet made headlines, it seems as if carbohydrates have been receiving a great deal of attention, even more so than fat …


Using Isometronics To Break A Plateau in Strength and Size Development

One of my favorite books of all time from the Iron Game has to be The Development of Physical Strength by Anthony Ditillo.

In his classic book, he …


Down and Dirty with the Clean for More Muscle and Power

People tend to think that the Clean is a lift meant only for power athletes or competing weightlifters. I’m here to say that the Clean can and should …


4 Methods You Haven't Tried to Get Stronger

It’s pretty simple right? For size, go for high volume; for strength, go with low-reps and heavy weights; for cutting, go with high-reps and lower …


Why Many Gain Strength Without Adding Muscle Mass

Many who embark on a natural bodybuilding program expect that if their weights increase in the gym during a workout, then their muscles must be …


How To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time.

Feeling a little flabby? Have those new man-spanks started to look appealing to you in the department store window? Perhaps you have been making a …


The Best Fitness Photos of the Week

Need some motivation to get moving? Maybe one of these Instagram photos will do the trick

Filter or no filter, these photographs of these powder day heroes, bodyweight warriors, exercise aficionados, and ultra-jacked athletes will inspire you.

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5 Ways To Get Leaner And Meaner

This idea of burning fat to get leaner far faster than normal isn’t new. Men and women have always been seeking ways to become leaner–from watching …


5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me In My 20s

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Name: Bryan Krahn, BA, CSCS
Trainer, online coach, and fitness writer.
Calgary, Canada


Test Your Fitness With These Strength Benchmarks

Test Your Strength

The Move: Front Squat



Work needed: 0.5-0.75 x bodyweight
Average: 0.75-1.0 x bodyweight
Above Average: …


Lend a Hand to the Novice Weightlifter

It happens at the start of every new year. Motivated by a New Year’s resolution, or perhaps lured by a deal on a membership, first-timers flood gym …


The 100 Laws of Muscle

Observe the laws. Build muscle, lose fat, and win the mind game. It starts right here.


Understanding Your CNS & Recovery Needs

Training more for more's sake is not what leads to gains, says Coach Rick Scarpulla. Understand your individual needs for recovery; your CNS will …


7 Smart Ways To Boost Your Testosterone

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Name: Alex Savva
B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto
Founder of CircuitFIT, Co-founder of …


Add Muscle, Subtract Fat: The Clean Bulk That Works


“Training sessions should always be geared towards building muscle because you can use diet for anything else,” says Miyaki. Leave fat-loss …


The Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger | Greatist

If I had to make a list of things that really annoy me, it would be as follows:

1. “Twilight.”
2. People who don’t turn right on red.
3. People who don’t prioritize getting stronger.

As a strength coach this last one is what really gets me irritated, and for good reason. To be blunt: Strength is kind of


The 5 Pillars of Successful Training

They are simple, and they work

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Dan John

Dan John has coached for more than 30 years. He's helped hundreds of athletes pack on double-digit pounds of rock-solid muscle. As an athlete, John broke the American record in the Weight Pentathlon. He is the author of several books, including …

T Nation | How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Here's what you need to know...

•  Spot reduction can occur, but on a very small scale. Attacking stubborn fat and spot reduction are two different …


How to Improve the Greatest Human Strength (willpower)

Have you ever wanted to push yourself a little more, a little harder or just a little bit further?

Of course, this could be in a workout, at your work …

Gym Don't Make Fun of Me

Tonight, while in the gym, an over-weight woman came in and got on the treadmill and then elliptical machine. She walked/did cardio for the full 45 …

The Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You Are Still Overfat

I haven’t written a new blog in quite some time. Why? Because every time I go to write a new blog I realize that I have already written on the topic, …

Tune Up Your Conditioning: A Primer on ATP

Understanding the complexity of how our body creates energy is key to programming for better conditioning.Many people see the phrase “Krebs cycle” …


T Nation | 10 Secrets to Building Mass

Here's what you need to know...

•  If you have 14-inch arms and want to start a mass building program, don't worry about your stupid abs (for a while.)


10 Things All Strong People Know

The following is a guest post by Eugene Bean of The Chronicles of Strength:

EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece was written by a man recently thawed out. His

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The New Resolve: The Last New Year's Resolution You Will Make

We are all guilty of not following through on a New Year's resolution -- because the adjustment we really must make is mental, not just physical.