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Best Ways to Build Bigger Forearms and Calves

I envy those bodybuilders who rarely need to do a calf raise or a wrist curl, and still have thickly developed forearm and calf muscles. However, …

Top 8 Grip Strength Exercises For Beginners

When it comes to strength training, building a strong grip is possibly one of the most neglected areas. In fact, in most cases it isn’t trained at …

The Power of Protein Timing

Three windows to refuel the runner.<p><b>It's critical for runners to keep track of how much protein is in their diets</b>, but it's also important to eat it at the appropriate times to maximize performance benefits. Here's when to chow on this key nutrient for muscle recovery and become a stronger</b> …

7 Ways To Pump Up Your Chest

Among lifters, there aren't many people who will shy away from wanting to build a strong, chiseled chest. After all, they know beastly chest muscles …

3 Surprising Reasons You Aren't Seeing Results at the Gym

You work out, you follow all the experts' advice, and you still don't see gains. Here are the not-so-obvious reasons why<p>I love my job as a strength coach. For starters, I can wear sweatpants to work every day. I also get to coach people, and help them shatter personal records, achieve things they …

What’s the most important meal of the day? If you answered, “Breakfast,” then you need to take a remedial course in sports nutrition. The classic work by Paul Cribb, Ph.D., showed that taking the identical supplement—protein, carbs and creatine—before and after exercise was more effective in promoting gains in muscle and strength than taking it […]

What’s the most important meal of the day? If you answered, “Breakfast,” then you need to take a remedial course in sports nutrition.<p>The classic work …

Bigger Arms in 5 (Unconventional) Moves

1 of 6<p>If you have been doing the <i>same ol’ same ol’</i> for your biceps and they just don’t seem to respond the way you want, it may be time to mix things …

The Rules of Strength Training (Part 1): 25 Things I Have Learned

I love learning. <b>I think it’s part of the reason I love lifting - the fact that it is a lifetime journey of learning and strength.</b> I love learning …

19 Tips To Improve Your Lean Bulk Diet

Does this sound like you? “Yeah, I plan on bulking up, getting bigger and stronger and then when the time is right I’ll lean down.” How long will you …

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