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Minimalist Power and Bulking Routine

Minimalist Power and Bulking Routine

If I told you that it was not only possible for you to make great gains in strength and muscle mass by spending two hours a week in the gym you would probably think I am trying to sell you on the latest fad or gimmick, but in actual fact, that is all the growth stimulation you really need to become larger and stronger – provided it is set up properly and intense. The vast majority of people... [Read more]

Classic Push/Pull/Legs Split

Classic Push/Pull/Legs Split

One of the most enduring types of split routines is the so-called “Push Pull Legs” splits for many good reasons. Functionally, it is a logical way to split one’s muscle groups and physiologically, it might well be the routine that allows for the best recovery as well. When looking at designing any workout routine, one has to keep in mind several things, including consistent overall... [Read more]

Bill Starr’s 5 x 5 Training

Bill Starr’s 5 x 5 Training

Perhaps the most critically acclaimed and enduring book ever written on the subject of weight training is Bill Starr’s “The Strongest Shall Survive: Strength Training for Football” written in 1976. Seemingly endless variations of Starr’s original routine have sprouted up all over the Net and for good reason – it is possibly the most perfect routine ever devised. His routine... [Read more]

Stuart McRobert’s Hardgainer Routines

Stuart McRobert’s Hardgainer Routines

If there is one person who is most responsible for the resurgence of “abbreviated routines”, aimed primarily at those with fair metabolisms and genetics, it is Stuart McRobert. His books “Brawn” and “Beyond Brawn” are must-haves for your weight training library, as they comprise the clearest and most commonsensical knowledge and hype-free training advice ever written... [Read more]

Reg Park’s Beginner Routine

Reg Park’s Beginner Routine

In modern bodybuilding, in my opinion the finest natural example of the perfect balance between aesthetic physique and phenomenal strength is the late Reg Park. Without Park, there would likely have been no Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reg Park was the inspiration for Arnold to pick up his first set of weights. Park won Mr. Britain in 1949 and although there were bodybuilders before him, his level of size... [Read more]