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Should an Athlete Ever Train Like a Bodybuilder?

Many of today's coaches probably got their own start in the weight room after reading one of those classic muscle magazines. You know the ones—the m...

Is Peanut Butter Actually Healthy?

What would we do without peanut butter? Ever since it was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Americans have had a love affair ...

How to Fix 2 Big Mistakes Athletes Make With High-Intensity Interval Training

It's human nature to constantly search for the bigger, better thing. What's more effective than what I'm doing now? What will give me the biggest r...

Add 50 Pounds to Your Back Squat in 8 Weeks With the Barbell Hip Thrust

When looking at success and failure in sports, many athletes find their downfall comes from a lack of strength. Researchers and coaches often evaluate...

How to Use a Kettlebell to Drastically Improve Your Deadlift Form

One of the things I struggle with the most is my Deadlift positioning. The Deadlift is a very interesting lift because it relies so much on your le...

New Study Reveals Gaining Muscle Actually Alters Your DNA for a Lifetime

You've likely heard of "yo-yo" weight loss—the issue that plagues many Americans who work hard to shed pounds, only to see them inevitably creep bac...

5 Muscle-Building, Fat-Burning Workout Finishers

Metabolic conditioning workouts are an awesome way to end a training session. You get the heart racing, break a mean sweat and exhaust any last bit of...

4 Smart Ways to Progress Your Training When You Can't Add More Weight

If you've been training for an while, you'll reach a point when adding more resistance to certain movements just isn't going to happen. You might j...

Grow Your Chest Fast With This 6-Exercise Workout

Chest growth comes easier for some and harder for others. It's just a fact of life. But just because you aren't predisposed to have perfect pecs doesn...

Why Doing Cardio After Your Lift Could Sabotage Your Strength Gains

Athletes want to be the Jack of all trades—conditioned, strong, fast and muscular. The problem is, it's tough to gain muscle and get in good cardiov...

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