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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…
Hardgainer workout routine
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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…
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Perform The Snatch Grip Deadlift Like a Badass

One of Charles Poliquin's favorite movements for building lower body strength in athletes is the snatch grip deadlift, particularly when done from the deficit of a 4" podium. He is a big believer in this exercise because it is among the best…

Build Massive Traps With High Pulls

Walk into a gym and you can like spot the guys who regularly perform cleans. There is nothing for developing the upper back, delts and building massive traps like doing lots of power cleans. Key to performing a power clean is the triple extension…
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Brawn - A Minimalist Training Routine

In my opinion, of all that has ever been written on the topic of weight training, the most comprehensive and most useful overall to the the vast majority of the population comes from Stuart McRobert. His two major works are "Brawn" and "Beyond…
High Rep Squat Routine

Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks

One of the oldest and most famous of all old school bulking routines by far is the "Super Squats" program, which centers around high rep squats. It is common to gain 20-30 pounds of bulk in as little as 6-8 weeks with this full body routine.…
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How to Deadlift

By far, the movement that involves more muscles in the body than any other lift is the conventional deadlift. Many years ago, a researcher named Per A. Tesch wrote a book called "Muscle Meets Magnet" which published data from various exercises…
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How to Perform The Stiff Legged Deadlift Properly

All too often we see people not doing this basic exercise the right way. We either see them bringing the bar straight up and down 6" from their shins in a vertical line, never touching the floor (more about this at the bottom of this page).…
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Upper-Lower Training Routines

By far the most popular way people have split their routines is with a so-called "A/B" split. The most common of these is a classic "upper-lower" split with the shoulder girdle and arms being hit one day and then the lower body the next session.…
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How To Perform Olympic Squats

Probably no weight training movement has been more maligned than the back squat. Over the years it has been blamed for ruining knees and backs, causing disk problems and building a big butt. There is absolutely no ground to any of these claims…