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Generation Iron 2 on Netflix – Review

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Generation Iron 2 is fresh out on Netflix and follows five of the top figures in the bodybuilding industry. The filmmaker follows Kai Greene, Calum Von Moger, Iris Kyle, Ahmad Ashkanani and Rich Piana – a broad spectrum who share a common desire to be successful. Generation Iron 2 We start with a brief overview of bodybuilding, noting that while ...
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Training For Strength Not Size: Avoid Getting Too Bulky

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While some people want to get as big as possible, others are interested in training for strength and not size. In fact, it’s possible to be stronger than these bulky bodybuilders without also being their size – take Olympic lifters for example. They have a strict weight class, and the focus of their training is on improving their Power to ...
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What Supplements Should I Take?

what supplements should I take?

The Supplement Industry is a Multi-Billion Pound Business. Sadly, the vast majority of Supplements on the Market are useless, if not actually BAD for us. Marketers have seen the opportunity to peddle ANYTHING in pill form, because we live in a world of quick fixes and magic remedies. If you want to see a huge amount of research done on supplement ...
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Best Vegan Protein Powder (Cheaper Than Whey!!)

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Here’s a Vegan Protein Powder that’s a great alternative to Whey. This is perfect not just for vegans but also those who struggle to digest whey protein. Vegan Protein Powder – The Alternative To Whey First off, i’m not Vegan. I did however make it a mission at the end of 2015 to make a greater percentage of my diet ...
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Calculating Your Macro-Nutrient Needs

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 2 – Calculating Macro-Nutrient Needs If you’ve been an A+ student you’ll have a few days of calorie counting experience, which will make this lesson MUCH more fulfilling. I STRONGLY recommend you check Lesson ...
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Seven Rules For Counting Calories

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 1 – Calorie Counting If there is one piece of advice i’d give to someone looking to lose fat it’s to count your calories. This is not a practice reserved for slightly chubby young ...
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The Perfect Physique (Netflix) Review

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The Perfect Physique is a film that covers the lifestyle of a handful of Fitness Models and Physique Competitors. I watched it this week (April ’17) on Netflix. While it’s not strong on content I did try to make notes on what I personally found useful. The format is a “round-table” of around ten guys with great bodies. They discuss ...
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Gain Muscle?

how much protein do i need to gain muscle

If you are getting advice from Muscle Magazines then it’s very likely they are over-estimating your protein needs. There are two reasons for this: 1) the advice is from bodybuilders who take steroids and can therefore utilise more protein, or 2) the article is trying to sell you a protein powder. At the other end of the scale are the ...
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5/3/1 Calculator

5/3/1 calculator

I’ve pasted these files as not everyone has access to Excel and knows how to write the formulae in each row. Instead of a 5/3/1 calculator I have simply reproduced everything from 20kg up to 215kg and taken screenshots. The numbers are rounded to the nearest 2.5kg. 17.5kg to 40kg 42.5kg to 65kg 67.5kg to 90kg 92.5kg to 115kg 117.5kg ...
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Band Resisted Push-ups, Decline DB Bench Press, Chest Press Machine, Pec Deck

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Band Resisted Push-ups Use a band tough enough to provide decent resistance, while still allowing full extension. Loop the band around each arm and across the mid-tricep. Perform either on a low barbell or on the floor. Decline Dumbbell Bench Press This hits the sternocostal head. Make sure legs are secured! Palms facing away, forearms perpendicular to floor. Drop the ...
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