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Build Muscle With Only 4 Exercises

We've all heard that old "less is more" adage when it comes to simplifying things. And let's face it, people for various reasons have a tendency to over complicate things. It is as if they feel that if they add more arbitrary exercises or volume…
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Minimalist Training 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…
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Twice A Week Workout Routine

Suggest hitting the weight room two days a week to the average trainer and right away you'll either get strange looks or arguments that its not enough training time to make any real progress towards added size and strength. But there are times…
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Full Body Training Routines That Kick Ass

Recently there has been a renaissance in the "full body" training routines, thanks in large part to people like Ken Leistner, Stuart McRobert, Ellington Darden as well as the rebirth of the classic Bill Starr 5x5 routine, thanks to Glen Pendlay,…
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Bill Starr Original 5 x 5 Training Routine

Perhaps the most influential book ever written on the subject of strength training for sports is Bill Starr's "The Strongest Shall Survive: Strength Training for Football" written in 1976. Since then, seemingly endless variations of Starr's…
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Weight Training Routines For MMA

There are many training modalities/components to deal with when preparing for MMA. Strength, mobility, flexibility, conditioning, and on top of that, you still need enough gas in the tank to develop your sports specific martial art skills.…
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Escalating Density Training Program

Back in the mid-2000's trainer Charles Staley developed a very simple yet brutal method of training: EDT or Escalating Density Training. This type of training is based in principle on pairing movements in superset fashion, under a rigid time…
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The Push/Pull/Legs Routine

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…
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Reg Park's Beginner Routine

Perhaps the finest natural example of the perfect balance between aesthetic physique and phenomenal strength is the late Reg Park. It was Reg Park was the inspiration for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to pick up his first set of weights. Park…
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Hardgainer Workout

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…