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by Chris Marzarella

DUP essentially dictates that the sets, reps, intensity and volume will change throughout the week to quicken the strength and hypertrophy gains. There have been several human tests done on this protocol and they all have similar results; that linear periodization (LP) is less superior (1). Linear Periodization is when a certain number of reps are met, the weight then moves up linearly or in a stair climbing fashion. Again, the studies have shown that between the two, LP is less superior than that of DUP. Now, I will introduce to another form of training called Weekly Undulating Periodization (WUP).

by Josh Hodnik

The book, “The Power of Six Sigma,” describes how to operate a business at its full potential by using the Six Sigma concept. It focuses on increasing efficiency and profitability by decreasing errors and waste. This concept can be carried over to other areas besides business, such as bodybuilding and fitness, to become more efficient and successful.

by Geoff Roberts

Discussions of marijuana vs alcohol are very powerful representations of how gullible and easily convinced of untrue nonsense the vast majority of people really are. Purely through the use of lies and propaganda put forth by the news and mainstream media, with zero evidence of anything, this massive herd of sheep which we call America, has been convinced that these two drugs are in some way comparable, in regards to the dangers they possess.

Posted by in Articles on May 24, 2017

by Cade Thomas

Bulking. Cutting. Offseason. Prep. You know the drill. We have images burnt into our heads of how each of these are supposed to play out. Offseason = higher carbs, more food in general, forcing growth and typically using a cycle that is considered suited for this time of year. Many rules have been laid out that simply don’t really need to exist, and that is now shown with people changing their thoughts on how to approach food and chemical use during the part of the year when improvements are the priority.

by Cade Thomas

Oh, the drama. There is no question that the main thing that separates bodybuilding today from any other time in it’s history is the fact everyone and their dog has a coach. Shit – everyone and their dog IS a coach. The concept of having someone experienced guide you through a contest prep or a professional enlisting the help of a “guru” to take him to the next level is not exclusive to this modern age, but it has spiraled out of control.

Posted by in Articles on May 23, 2017

by Cade Thomas

Bodybuilding is the ultimate pursuit of learning your body and maximizing your potential. Or at least it was. Now it seems that it’s really about researching and questioning things for hours and hours every day and being afraid of trying it for yourself. Terms like “bro-science” have been coined to explain pretty much anything resembling anecdotal evidence, and following this dark magic is one of the gravest errors you can make in bodybuilding (according to the internet crowds).

by Cade Thomas

I like to consider myself a positive person. I believe most of my articles support pursuing your goals and maintaining a positive outlook on bodybuilding and the lifestyle as a whole. However, there is a growing number of people who I feel simply need to ask themselves what the hell they are doing and why exactly they are doing it.

by Cade Thomas

The current state of the top ranks of professional bodybuilding is a topic of hot debate lately. Consistency, quality, and the execution of events in general have been called into question. Similarly, the number of bodybuilders in amateur events seemingly continues on the path of being swallowed by overwhelming entries in the MPD and female divisions.

by Mike Arnold

It seems like just yesterday that every aspiring bodybuilder was following the example of men like Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman, who were known for lifting ungodly amounts of weights on a near daily basis. But over the last 10 or so years bodybuilders seem to have moved away from that, focusing more on “the pump” rather than continually testing the limits of their strength. This is not surprising though, as bodybuilding training tends to move in phases, with each generation following the example of whoever is on top.

by Geoff Roberts

It is not uncommon for bodybuilders, or any other person for that matter, to think that their issues are the exception to the rule, when in reality, they are not. It is equally common for people to misunderstand the reasons why they are dealing with a particular issue or issues. Of the hundreds of misunderstood problems in our industry, the one that tends to really get under my skin is bodybuilders who eat like small children complaining about their fast or slow metabolism. It seems that every athlete in our sport claims to have a metabolism like a hummingbird, or the metabolic rate of a cold blooded reptile. Why is it that athletes rarely if ever claim an average metabolism? This question is especially interesting when one considers that the word average implies to something that applies to the majority of people. So why do the overwhelming majority of people feel that their metabolism is atypical?

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