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How do I keep my clients accountable
Freak Fitness - Darren Mehling
Being a highly regarded online competition prep coach, I have the opportunity to work with clients located both near and far, throughout the country and the world. Most clients I do eventually get to... more
Motivation Zone - Bring your Spotters
The Romano Factor - John Romano
It was sometime back in the ‘80s when a dude named Calvin Hancock, fresh off a five-year stretch at Lompoc, eased his way up the steps off Main Street, into World Gym, past Joe Gold (who growled at... more
Cheat Meals and Refeeds - Harm or Help
Elite Physique - Dan Kennedy
If you sit back and examine bodybuilding as a whole, you’ll realize what a dichotomy our sport truly is. In what sport is it essential to fail on a daily basis in order to improve and succeed? In... more
Advanced Training Principles - Drop Sets
The Romano Factor - John Romano
Drop sets are a principle in the advanced lifter’s arsenal of maximal muscle fibre recruitment tools. Although it may seem this concept would favor high intensity training (HIT), and it does, the... more
The Army Living in Your Gut
Women's Physique - Tammy Strome
In the balance between good and evil, who will win? When it comes to the trillions of microorganisms that reside in our gut, we want the good guys to have the upper hand. The complex communities of... more
Stomach Distention
Bigger and Badder - Ron Partlow
Guts. When I hear the words “guts”, I usually think of Braveheart shit: engaging a much stronger and more heavily armed opponent with nothing but a broadsword and a lot of pride. Unfortunately, the... more