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The Advantages of Training Solo vs. Training With a Partner

The Advantages of Training Solo vs. Training With a Partner

As long as gyms have been around, people have trained with and without partners. Some like the solitude of being alone with their own thoughts and actions, while others like someone else in their face for the tough grinder sets. There is no right and wrong--just preference. Jordan Shallow, in his latest article, highlights the pros and cons of training with someone as he travels around the world.
Posted By: Jordan Shallow
Categories: TRAINING
Flexible Dieting for Off-Season Meals

Flexible Dieting for Off-Season Meals

The off-season allows you to be a bit more flexible with your eating compared to pre-contest. This does not mean it's a free-for-all, but there are ways to incorporate variety to break up the monotony of a bodybuilding diet. John Jewett explains in his latest article how to properly execute a flexible dieting strategy.
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION
Knowing When to Pull Back: Taking One Step Back to Take 10 Steps Forward

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.
Posted By: Stef Cohen
Categories: TRAINING, LIVING
5 Best Accessory Movements for a Big Total

5 Best Accessory Movements for a Big Total

To build big lifts in powerlifting, accessory movements are as equally important as main lifts. Jordan Shallow takes us through the top 5 best accessory movements and explains the benefits of incorporating them in your routine.
Posted By: Jordan Shallow
Categories: TRAINING
No Handouts, Just Hard Work

No Handouts, Just Hard Work

I believe anyone can be great, even you. All you have to do is find your way. When we’re born, we start out with a unique set of skills and talents. By finding the right combination of these two things, we can reach our potential. To find your sweet spot, you just need to be patient and keep experimenting. After that, it’s time for you to put in the long hours and hard work. The more you are willing to give, the more you will ultimately get.
Posted By: Stef Cohen
Categories: Burden Of The Bar
Reverse Dieting 101

Reverse Dieting 101

We diet hard for many weeks in an attempt to bring a fat free physique on stage. Afterwards, many of us rebound hard. We gain an excessive amount of fluid and fat, which can not only ruin months of hard work but can also be detrimental to our health. A proper reverse diet, however, can help us exit contest prep in a healthy and effective manner. Click the link to read John Jewett's guide to creating a proper reverse diet.
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: DIET
BURDEN OF THE BAR - "Finding Yourself Through Failure" Week 3

BURDEN OF THE BAR - "Finding Yourself Through Failure" Week 3

While Thomas Edison is best be remembered for his achievements, he also delivered many important insights into the idea of invention. For example, Edison often stressed doing over thinking. He’d say that genius was 99% about hard work (“perspiration”). One of my favorite quotes is the one used in the concluding post of this campaign: “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Posted By: Animal Mentality
Categories: Burden Of The Bar
My Decision, My Choice

My Decision, My Choice

I still remember that day like it was yesterday. It was early in the first year of my PhD program in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami when my advisor and committee called me into a formal meeting. You have to maintain a high level of work to stay in the program and I was right at the line. I remember sitting in that room with all of my male professors. Continue reading →
Posted By: Stef Cohen
Categories: Burden Of The Bar
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