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Declaring War On Fat Loss

You know there’s a lot to be said about moderation.  The word is that “moderation in all things including moderation” will bring about good results.  However when the topic comes concerning fat loss you might as well grab a snickers, because you’re going to be there a while.  Moderation is a fatal thing.  Nothing succeeds like excess.  – Oscar Wilde Moderation is akin to mediocre or medium, so when you’re talking about fat loss, why settle for anything less than[…]

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Squats Are A Waste of Time

Sweat drips down the back of your neck and along the furrows of your panicked brow.  The vein running along your upper forehead pulses with effort as you descend down into the depths of the unknown, the heavy bar digging deep into your traps as you squeeze out another rep.  What a joke!  I don’t even know why people squat anymore!  I mean they rip your knee joints apart and destroy your low back muscles.  They’re very difficult to learn[…]

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Agmatine Sulfate New Crossover Supplement

Agmatine Sulfate is the new and more effective supplement to increase Nitric Oxide Production. When Arginine is broken down in the body, it is converted to Agmatine Sulfate. Directly supplementing with Agmatine Sulfate has proven to be much more effective in nutrient transport, partitioning, and enhancing bloodflow than taking Arginine. Agmatine is a semi-essential amino acid. It also helps to transport, store, and excrete nitrogen. Agmatine is also beneficial for nutrient transport, partitioning, and enhancing bloodflow. Improves athletic performance Improves[…]

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Why Your Fat Loss Nutrition Isn't Working

The Reason Why Your Fat Loss Nutrition Isn’t Working

There are two general types of dieters that I’ve observed over the years.  The OCD under-eaters and the not-so-consistent “but I eat so well” dieters.   The former of the two dieter factions being stuck between a rock and a hard place with their fat loss efforts.  The latter of this dieting conundrum being consistent to a point, but caving in far too frequently during the week to hunger pangs of nachos, ice cream and popcorn to elicit any real fat[…]

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Old Dog – Old tricks – Rebuilding my Deadlift

It seems like I have always been known primarily being a bencher. For the most part it’s true that’s what I focused the most and competed in for the last 20 plus years. To be honest my squat and my deadlift were much better than my bench when I started. But the love /hate relationship with bench press was all consuming. But after losing that 100 lbs or so I started to re-evaluate my training on many levels. One of[…]

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Why Don’t We Exercise – Some Constraints About Exercise

The light and dark phases of the Earth slowly embrace you as you journey through you never ending sea of paperwork, pointless meetings, mindless internet searches and idle stretches of time glued to your television for some bleak release from reality.  The void between the days and nights seems ever so slowly dwindling away as you fade into the folds of your couch and you wonder, what am I missing? In life that is. You know what the worst part[…]

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Top Conditioning Exercises for Youth Athletes

Top Six Conditioning Exercises for Youth Athletes

So there we were, panting on the floor, gasping for air.  Our heart and lungs felt like they were on fire!  Our legs were gooey and felt like melted candle wax and our upper back muscles gave out quiet little spasms as they flexed and relaxed under duress of the intense conditioning session we just performed. This is how it feels to push your body to the max and grind through endless rounds of high intensity physical efforts.  It’s not[…]

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Exercise Alone Doesn’t Cause Weight Loss

As many of my readers know I’m a huge fan of exercise and fitness, but it may shock you for me to reveal that exercise isn’t the overall key in as far as weight loss is concerned.  In fact, many people can lose weight easily just through manipulating their diets. It sounds funny, but you notice I used the term “weight” in order to not describe exactly what kind of “weight” I’m talking about.  Now, if I were to say[…]

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10 Ways to fire up your testosterone power plant

Here are 10 things to do in order to naturally raise your body’s levels of testosterone and take advantage of all of its amazing benefits.  1) Use compound exercises as the cornerstone of your workouts. I’m talking about the basic, bread-and-butter lifts such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, rows, chin-ups, dips, lunges and military presses. This will place your muscles under the greatest amount of stress in the gym and will force your body to increase testosterone production.  2) Always train[…]

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Running After A Layoff

Be Fit To Run – Running After A Long Layoff

Running isn’t something that you typically here your typical meathead chatting about endlessly, but the truth of the matter is I really enjoy running.  It helps me focus, clear my head and I really don’t have to engage in any other thought process other than right foot, left foot, breathe. Running is one of those essential movement skills that everyone should be able to do in at least some capacity.  However it is often one of those skills that goes[…]

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