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Training For Strength Not Size: Avoid Getting Too Bulky

training for strength

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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Seated Cable Row, Inverted Row, Power Shrugs, Lat Pulldown, Back Extension

back exercises lat pulldown close grip

Seated Cable Row This hits Rhomboids, Lower/Mid Traps and Lats. Keep your scapula depressed as best you can during the movement. Keep elbows in and pull to mid-torso. Squeeze shoulder blades together and briefly pause before returning to start. Inverted Row Set the bar slightly higher than arm length, to allow torso to be off the ground at the bottom …

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This Is How Much You Need To Eat To Gain Muscle Mass

calorie needs gain lean muscle mass

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 4 – How To Eat To Gain Muscle Mass In Lesson 2 I set some guidelines for Protein, Carb, Fat and Total Calories, and set my own targets which i’ll put below: Workout Days: Protein …

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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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Ten Strength Coaches To Follow On Twitter

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Looking for some informative content on social media? Check out these 10 Strength Coaches To Follow On Twitter. Chris Beardsley  @SandCResearch As the Twitter handle suggests, Chris posts information on the latest in Strength and Conditioning Research. If you head over to his website you will find articles on all things Strength Training, while on Twitter he posts handy Info-graphics …

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Bigger Leaner Stronger – Book Review

bigger leaner stronger michael matthews

If you are new to lifting weights and eating well then I cannot recommend this book highly enough. This is EXACTLY what you need to do to gain muscle. For the advanced trainers – you won’t learn much you don’t already know. However, laying it out in such a practical way might highlight a part of your regime that’s fallen off track. It has …

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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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