Sweat More, Stress Less, Be Anabolic

One of the most important factors in recovering well from workouts is managing stress levels.  Most people encounter stressful situations on a daily basis that pose a challenge both mentally and physically.  Avoiding stress all together is not a realistic strategy for most of us, so it is important to have strategies that help you […]

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Video: Novice Upper Body Bodybuilding Workout for Chest, Back, and Arms

To add strength and mass to the chest, back, shoulders, and arms, you first want to master the basic free-weight exercises that will provide the foundation to your program.  Incorporating dumbbell and barbell presses, rows, pull-ups, dips, biceps curls, triceps extensions, and rotator cuff exercises will give you well-rounded development to the upper body.  I […]

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Olympic Weightlifting Complexes for Size and Strength

The snatch and clean & jerk, as well as their variations (snatch pulls, clean pulls, from the hang, from blocks, from a deficit, power variations) are great exercises to develop strength, power, and muscle mass in the legs, entire back musculature, and shoulders.  With a little creativity, you can develop weightlifting complexes that suit your specific […]

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Bulk Meal-Prep Strategies for Muscle Mass Gain

Most lifters, bodybuilders, and athletes who struggle to gain weight know exactly what foods they should be eating and how much.  The issue is being able to organize their eating schedule and setting aside time to prepare their meals.  The suggestions I’m going to lay out are very simple yet effective ways to ensure that you can […]

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Prepare for a Cleanse with these 4 Essential Habits

As more people are realizing the consequences of all the toxic chemicals that are being dumped into our environment, cleanse programs, fasts, and and special detox diets and supplements have been increasing in popularity.  Some people dismiss these methods as “fads”, especially so-called “conventional doctors” (who have practially no success in curing chronic conditions…), but the truth is […]

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Vegan Diet vs Paleo Diet vs Mediterranean Diet

We’ve been around for millions of years and we’re still trying to figure out what to eat! The 2014 Integrative Healthcare Symposium was a great meeting of the minds several of the leaders and innovators in the areas of integrative and functional medicine, and one of the most anticipated events was a panel discussion discussing the merits of vegan, […]

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