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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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4 awesome weightlifting wallpapers

So I went looking around wallbase.cc 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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Update: Informal night-shift study

It’s been 4 weeks since I wrote an article about an informal study into working night shifts and the effects it would have on the body. Unfortunately, I only did a fraction of the time (the job was completed a

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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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An informal study on gains when working night-shifts

As of Sunday I will be working night-shifts for 4 weeks. I don’t mind this for some extra cash before Christmas, but I am worried about the effect it might have on my gains. Through the day your body releases

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Interview: Gavin Saiz

Today we got to interview Gavin Saiz, a bodybuilder from Phoenix, Arizona, who competes while serving with the US Air Force stationed in Kaiserslauten, Germany. We were impressed by Gavin’s recent success in  the recent INBF USAG Natural Stuttgart European Championships, so

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Oskari Lehtinen 300kg deadlift

Meanwhile in Finland… Powerlifter Oskari Lehtinen prepares for the IPF World Championships with an easy 300kg effort. Fun fact: Lehtinen made a 1,000kg total at the Finnish nationals in May.

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Caffeine and hypertrophy

Update: For some personal reasons, this article has a special place in my heart. The main takeaway is that while caffeine is awesome, limit your intake to the morning period only. Caffeine has a half-life in the human bloodstream of

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Choose to be a professional athlete

Almost exactly a year ago, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Justin Gatlin won medals in the Olympic 100m final in London. I watched the race, and saw the sheer glory these guys attracted. They were too cool for words in

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How to increase your testosterone levels

Your body contains its own natural anabolic hormones that it uses to create new tissue, and these are released primarily during sleep. Your body has evolved to move towards an anabolic state when the sun goes down, and back towards

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