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How to Squat Like a World Class Powerlifter

By Armi Legge

If you’re trying to build muscle and strength, the question isn’t “should you squat?” The question is “why *shouldn’t* you squat?” The squat is one of the simplest and best exercises for building muscle and overall strength, and if learned properly, it’s safe. If you learn it properly. There are a lot of well-intentioned people squatting…

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The World’s Best Quadruple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

By Armi Legge

It happened on July 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm Eastern Standard Time. After two months of experimenting, revising, and baking — I created the world’s greatest brownie recipe. The result: The batter, a moist coconut oil fudge, has just enough puffiness to melt in your mouth. There are three different kinds of chocolate crumbled and…

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The Definitive Guide to Autoregulated Training

By Armi Legge

You’ve been training for years, but your results have slowed. In the past, you followed your program, ate smart, and kept getting stronger and building muscle. But for the past few months, you’ve been stuck in “strength purgatory.” You have good weeks where you add 10-20 pounds to a lift. Then, after a few bad…

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How to Use Circuit, Complex, and Combination Weight Training to Lose Fat

By Armi Legge

You want to lose weight, and you know that dosing tons of cardio isn’t the best strategy. Your diet is on point, but you’re not sure how to train. You don’t enjoy powerlifting or bodybuilding type workouts, and you [don’t want to spend much time in the gym. In this podcast, Nick Tumminello, strength coach…

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Nutrition for the Athlete, Part 1

By Alex Viada

“Nutrition makes me puke” – Jimmy Piersall “What should I eat?”- Such a simple, innocuous question that leads to so much complication.  Nutrition for the athlete, or for the active person in general, is a topic that has generated incredible controversy over the years. Low fat diets, low carb diets, ketogenic diets, Paleo diets, South…

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A Guide to Strength Training for Endurance Athletes – Part 1

By Alex Viada

The title of this article brings to mind countless controversies regarding the role of strength training for endurance athletes. Some opponents argue that the anabolic effects of strength training are at best useless, and at worst counterproductive to the goals of endurance training, while proponents beg to differ. And as a proponent I would like…

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