Minimalist workout routine

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…
Vince Gironda 8x8 Routine

Vince Gironda's 8 X 8 Workout

One of the reasons the name Vince Gironda is as popular as ever in bodybuilding articles is that the man had ideas that were truly revolutionary and way ahead of their time. 50 years before Charles Poliquin wrote about "German volume training"…
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Improve Your Overhead Press

In the old days, most men who lifted weights in a serious fashion practiced the standing press – and most of them were reasonably good at the lift. Let’s work together to bring that aspect of training back to the Iron Game. Make it a belated…
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Dave Tate's Six-Week Bench Press Cure

"This is the United States of America," he bellows. "Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it." From Dave Tate's Six-Week Bench Press Cure. Full program and more at T-Nation