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Foundational Training Series

Recovery, Overtraining, and Detraining: Sometimes Less Is...
Recovery, Overtraining, and Detraining: Sometimes Less Is...
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You've finally gotten you're routine down- the couch is no longer calling your name, you find yourself heading to the gym like its clockwork, you're a well-oiled fitness machine. You feel like you cou...

Periodization: 3 Ways to Ensure Consistent Muscle Growth
Periodization: 3 Ways to Ensure Consistent Muscle Growth
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By incorporating progressive overload, the macro variables of training, and using the right exercises in the right order, you're sure to have a training regimen that will help you reach your fitness g...

Exercise Technique: How to Perform Exercises for Optimal M...
Exercise Technique: How to Perform Exercises for Optimal M...
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With an understanding of exercise choice and exercise order, its time to discuss how to actually perform exercises them in the right way. Exercise technique is important to not only preventing injury,...

Exercise Order: 3 Ways the Order of Exercises Effects Musc...
Exercise Order: 3 Ways the Order of Exercises Effects Musc...
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In the training series, we've covered the factors in choosing the right exercise for your workouts, but another important pice of your workout plan is picking the order of those exercises. While this ...

Exercise Choice: The 3 Factors in Choosing the Right Exerc...
Exercise Choice: The 3 Factors in Choosing the Right Exerc...
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Every exercise boils down to 3 unique factors Compound vs. Isolation Unilateral vs. Bilateral Free weight vs. Machine Principles of resistance training such as the hypertrophy and progressive overload...

Training Macro Variables: The 3 Most Important Factors in...
Training Macro Variables: The 3 Most Important Factors in...
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The "optimal gym workout plan" seems to be the holy grail in the fitness community. The best rep range, the best exercises, the best gym workout split; everyone has a different opinion on what the bes...

Training Age: How Close Are You to Your Maximum Potential?
Training Age: How Close Are You to Your Maximum Potential?
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Thus far we've covered the basics of muscle growth as well as what we can do to stimulate it, but when it comes to gaining muscle, a very common question is "How fast can I put on 'x' lbs of muscle?"....

Progressive Overload: How to Keep Your Muscles Guessing (a...
Progressive Overload: How to Keep Your Muscles Guessing (a...
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If there is one concept you should implement into your training regimen, it's progressive overload. Without it, you don't stand a chance of growing bigger, stronger, or more fit- there's no two ways a...

Muscular Hypertrophy: 3 Ways to Make Your Muscles Grow
Muscular Hypertrophy: 3 Ways to Make Your Muscles Grow
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In a series focused on muscle growth and fat loss, we'd be remiss to gloss over the concept of muscle growth itself, or in more formal terminology, muscular hypertrophy. Muscular hypertrophy is simply...

Foundational Training Series: Your Guide to Optimal Muscle...
Foundational Training Series: Your Guide to Optimal Muscle...
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Finding your perfect training plan is essential to any fitness plan. Training provides a stimulus to your body so it can grow stronger, and there are many factors within a training plan that effect ju...