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Knowing When to Pull Back: Taking One Step Back to Take 10 Steps Forward

As athletes, we want to attack our goals full throttle. We want to do whatever is in our power to maximize our efforts as quickly and effectively as possible. But progression is seldom linear. Oftentimes we need to pull back or change direction slightly, otherwise we'll hit a wall and really stall out. Stefi Cohen is no stranger to this process. See what she has to say in her latest article.

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5 Tips To Maintain Training Intensity During Contest Prep

Intensity is one of the key components to accomplishing anything of magnitude, but especially to building a successful physique. You have to train in a way that will produce results, even when energy and calories are in serious deficit. John Jewett tells us how to approach and sustain intensity when you're getting ready for a show.

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Improving Sleep for Increased Gains

Sleep, without a shadow of doubt, is the most overlooked aspect of recovery and growth. We're talking about a deep sleep state that allows your muscles and your mind to recover fully from your day to day grind. In his newest article, John Jewett explains the importance of a good rest and why it is absolutely crucial for recovery. Tag someone who is up all night and needs this reality check.

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Olympia Prep Supplement Stack

Ever wonder what the top guys use going into the biggest shows of the year? Derek Lunsford breaks down in detail his Mr. Olympia prep supplement stack. Are you taking what the big dogs are taking?

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Road To Recovery: Part VII

Let’s get one thing straight, you do not simply “do” bodybuilding. Unlike other hobbies which can be compartmentalized, bodybuilding is pervasive. It becomes a lifestyle.

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Road to Recovery: Volume VI

If I were to walk into any gym, anywhere in the world, and ask people what they want most from their time training, I would undoubtedly hear a variation on this theme: gain muscle and/or strength, lose fat, or increase speed.