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Darkthrone or Metallica: Which Training are You?

I've been on a mission the last few years to get back to the roots of training; to get back to when training was fun, simple, and most importantly, free of the fluff and crap that has polluted MY WORLD. When training was about strength, about moving weight, and moving bodies. About being proud of an added rep or 10 more pounds. Where performance and kicking ass are more important than how you look. Where people eat to live, not live to eat. Where trucks are pushed and sleds are pulled. Where reps and weight are counted, calories are not. Where running isn't "cardio", it's part of training and if you're going to walk for your conditioning you best have...

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Help a Friend Get Stronger

It’s that time again and everyone you know is ready to make a change. More times than not, this means they want to get their ass in a gym and get in shape. Well, I have no idea what “in shape” means to everyone but 99% of people fail for the following reasons:

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Your First Powerlifting Meet

First, congratulations on thinking of entering a meet — you'll love it. It takes guts to get out on a platform and be judged by your peers and I admire anyone who does it. Second, just do it! You don't have to be an all-star the first time you go to a meet. The important thing is to get in one and see if you like it. No one's going to judge you as a person on how much weight you lift; and if they do, their opinions aren't worth a watery dump. Since you are new to this, let me offer a few points.

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Weekend Q/A: A Plethora of Souls Guided to Swing Their Richards Again

Question: I wanted to get your thoughts on this. I'm a college student and next week I'm taking a new job unloading trucks at UPS. I worked there over Christmas peak season and my training went to shit. When I start next week I'll probably be working around five hours a day, five days a week. After a couple days of working there it begins to be a bitch. I'm planning on adjusting my training schedule from 4 days/week to 2 days/week. Keep in mind, I'm trying to stay as north of vag as possible, but I was wondering how you would recommend balancing my training schedule with my work schedule and avoid burning out. Answer: I did this for...

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