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Chase the Pump, a Powerlifter’s Guide to Arm Training

Most powerlifters I know do a lot of curls – but they’re typically of the 12-ounce variety rather than anything more productive. I think a lot of that stems from Ed Coan’s infamous quote about biceps being like ornaments on a Christmas tree: they might look nice, but they’re not good for much else. I …

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3 Strategies Every Lifter Can Use to Stay Productive At Home

Unless you literally live under a rock in the middle of the rainforest you know how much the COVID-19 epidemic is upsetting daily life around the world. Without getting into the political aspects of the matter, I want to acknowledge how difficult and frustrating this type of disruption can be for a diligent fitness advocate …

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Three Alternative Methods to Build Strength and Size When Progress Stalls

For numerous strength professional athletes, progression is an uncomplicated concept and appears like the following: Start with linear development (e.g., StrongLifts) Implement periodization (like in my 12- week intermediate program) Add sophisticated ideas (DUP, conjugate techniques, etc.) Those three steps will take most lifters pretty close to their ultimate potential. That’s a pretty basic issue …

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