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How to fall asleep instantly

I’m back! It’s been almost a year since my last post. I’ve been getting rid of articles from this website for the last few weeks, as I feel that some of them weren’t that helpful compared to some of the

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How do bench press and overhead press maxes relate?

I’m super-excited to say that this is our first article that included us branching out to you guys and asking you to help us out. It’s our first piece of original research on lifting. We all know that the bench

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The Olympic Lifting Myth: Why power cleans won’t make you powerful… in anything except the power clean

As a sprinter, I see a lot of funny things go on in other athletes’ training regimes. Without wanting to offend too many folks, a lot of sprinting coaches in the UK simply don’t have a clue what they’re doing

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The Hypertrophy Guide v2.0

I wanted to make a new version of the guide I wrote last year about muscle growth, because looking back on it, I think there are too many things I want to add to merely make a load of updates

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Glycemic index food list

A food’s glycemic index (GI) is the measure by which it raises the level of glucose in your blood stream. If you’re trying to lose bodyfat while trying to maintain as much lean body mass as possible, it’s generally best

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How to break plateaus in your bench press and overhead press (and pretty much any other lift you want)

I used to have a real hard time improving my upper body strength in the last year up until this October. My bench press was stuck at a pitiful 85kg one rep max, and I’m not even going to tell

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5 ways to improve your chin-up

The chin-up is one of those eternal lifts that sits within the consciousness of all gym-goers and exercisers out there. It’s a simple movement that we can trace back to our roots as apes – pulling yourself up onto a

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4 awesome weightlifting wallpapers

So I went looking around for lifting wallpapers . My current laptop wallpaper is a classic scene from the original Star Wars, in particular a still from the lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi at the end.

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475kg world record squat

Carl Yngvar Christensen broke the International Powerlifting Federation world record in the back squat two weeks ago with a brain-frazzling weight of 475kg! This is a gigantic weight, and even more impressively Christensen goes down past parallel. DESTROY THE WEIGHTS!

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How many reps? The ultimate guide to fast muscle growth

Update: Since publishing this article I’ve written a more complete guide to muscle hypertrophy here, I recommend you go and check that out first and foremost. One of the most common topics I see debated about on the internet is

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