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Animal Primal: Our Most Comprehensive Preworkout

Each time you train, you have to raise the bar just a little bit more than last time to progress. Intensity must be high, blood flow maximized, and focus sharp. Why not supplement with something that will dial up all those factors?

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WHY YOU ARE NOT PROGRESSING

You've seen the people at the gym who go there every day and never change. Year after year, they still maintain the same look while others around them move forward. Why are they not progressing? IFBB Pro Chris Tuttle provides some answers in his latest article, "5 Reasons Why You're Not Progressing." Check it out.

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Stress Bogging Down Results

Stress is a natural and needed part of life. Our caveman ancestors relied on the stress response for survival. If they encountered a tiger, their body would perceive stress and respond with a release of the correct hormones to enable escape. Stress can come in the form of exercise and can even be internally generated by thoughts of the mind. Acute stress is needed, but problems arise when we are in a chronically stressed state. Stress could be hindering your fat loss and even your muscle gain.

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Best Bang for the Buck

Ever since I began my bodybuilding journey, I've trained mainly to pump my muscles full of blood and expand them as much as possible. This has been my number one guiding principle when trying to build more muscle tissue. Although I increase the resistance (weight) when I feel it's necessary, I don't believe more weight is the end all be all. I am not denying that heavy weight builds strength—and a stronger muscle is typically going to be a bigger muscle—but my training has mainly focused on the pump. After discussing training methods with other bodybuilders and power lifters, I noticed that their training methods were almost exactly the opposite. Power lifters train against the pump.