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Back to the Future, Volume 2

It is not an uncommon sight. As a matter of fact, I see it pretty regularly. The imaginary luggage-toting wannabe, with arms angled out at peculiar degrees, strutting amongst the normal folks like his shit don't stink.

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Back to the Future, Volume 1

The back is the most important portion of the bodybuilder's physique. It is a vast and complex muscular area that requires the utmost of focus and intensity if it is to be brought to fruition in dynamic fashion.

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Theory of Dynamic Brutality

Some of the theories on training and exercise have been warped over the years. Some believe that you should do only enough to stimulate and then get out of the gym. I believe that to effect any real change I must use the Theory of Dynamic Brutality. To me, this is the only way to smash my body so completely that the only measure of adaptation is growth.

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The Extra Mile

Let’s cut the shit. You are bigger today than you ever imagined possible. Odds are 99% of the dudes you bump into on a regular basis would swap their left nut to have your physique.

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Wheels of Steel, Volume 3

If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times. It all comes back to that age-old adage, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Dudes in gyms across the country and around the world bust their ass to blow up their quads and then do a couple of sets of leg curls, if that, before they head on out the door.

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Wheels Of Steel, Volume 1

It begins. The apprehension grows as the hours dwindle. Leg day is coming and you fucking loathe it. You hate the unbearable pain. You hate the tons of defiant steel. You hate what you must become today.

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Wheels of Steel, Volume 2

With the possible exception of the forearms, no body part is so often brutally exposed to the collective vision of the outside world as the calves.

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Animal Arms, Volume 2

There is no ability, in this peculiar subculture of ours that is valued as greatly as the ability to press ponderous poundage. Be it the bench press, the military press, barbell incline or decline or simply tossing around some three-figure dumbbells, the power to push some serious weight is a priceless resource in the world of iron.

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Ante Up

“His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” That is the real shit right there. Words spoken by President Theodore Roosevelt almost a century ago.

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Animal Arms, Volume 1

Arms. Bulging, peaked biceps, gnarly brachialis, freaky forearms and jagged, thick triceps that resemble sides of beef are needed if you dare to bang heads with the fucking big boys.

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The Freaksville Five

If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders—what would you tell him to do?

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Plateaus to Mountaintops

The longer you are in this game, the more obvious it becomes. Like a bucket of ice cold water during mid-slumber, it is a fucker of a wake-up call.