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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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How To Train With Back Issues

If you lift heavy enough, long enough, there is a pretty good chance that your lower back will be telling you to back off. Many times I've had low-back issues - tight QL ligaments, misaligned sacroiliac joints, etc - that caused me to back off…
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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…
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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…