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The Good Trainer On the other hand, there is a lot to being a knowledgeable, safe, efficient, and successful trainer. If you think about it, a trainer is responsible for helping you with your body and health. I know the expense of a trainer is a consideration for most people, but what price can you put on your body and health?

My Top 5 Takeaways from Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman Learn a lesson or two from Julius Caesar’s incredible story of raw power of grit, guts, and glory.

Editor's Letter for December Read contest details here! And hurry! December 15th is the last day we're accepting entries. Here's a weekly preview of some of the content we have scheduled for you this December along with what articles, blogs, and logs were the most popular for November.

LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #38 with Dave Tate Nobody has more holiday spirit than powerlifters; there aren't a ton of people out there who are willing to look like a jacked Santa Claus 365 days a year! He's not bringing a bag of goodies, but Dave Tate's bringing a podcast full of knowledge, so if you've been good, consider this your present.

Viking Waffle: A Solution to Breakfast Woes Breakfast is one of the most commonly skipped meals of the day. Why? Because people are in a rush to wake up and get out the door to head to work or school. For those who make it a priority to get up with enough time to make a healthy breakfast, good for you.

The Real Message Behind my Homemade Equipment Don't be fooled to believe that you need anything fancy to improve. If world class athletes can excel without a state-of-the-art facility, you can too. Intangibles such as effort and discipline will always be more valuable than even the most extravagant equipment and facilities.

Menno Henselmans on the Myth of Central Nervous System Fatigue Do you really get central nervous system fatigue from lifting heavy weights, or is there more to the story? Learn what science has to say in this interview with Menno Henselmans.

How Important Is Getting a Pump for Building Muscle? Bodybuilders have been strangely obsessed with this phenomenon since people started lifting weights, and according to many, it's the cheat code for unlocking rapid muscle growth. For example, here's how Arnie described it in the 1977 film, Pumping Iron:.

Obesity on Main Street, USA The food offerings at Disney World were a real eye opener as to why we have a health care crisis in America. Everything was highly processed, fiber-less, calorie dense foods with lots of simple carbs and bad fats. The only vegetables allowed on the park grounds seemed to be the one sheet of lettuce per cheeseburger.

BANG ENERGY Cures Incurable Diseases! Apparently according to Jack Owoc the CEO of BANG energy, his energy drinks can cure diseases with some "unknown ingredient" he calls super creatine!

WATCH: Atlas Stone Tutorial with Brian Alsruhe But even if you're not a strongman competitor, the Atlas Stone is worth doing. Brian Alsruhe says that the Atlas Stone's benefits can carry over to the Big Three in powerlifting. You'll work your upper back, traps, core strength, and more while using your lats in a completely different way.

5 Things Every Small Garage Gym Owner Should Have Does this sound like you? Great, say no more. These are the five things every small garage gym owner should have for endless training possibilities and year-round gains.

Kai Greene's Star Continues to Soar It's now been half a decade since The Predator, Kai "Mr. Getting It Done" Greene, has stepped foot on the Mr. Olympia stage. Most people think the 2014 Olympia was his last contest, but he actually walked away after snagging one last Arnold Classic title.

The Ultimate Guide to Designing a Muscle-Building Diet A common question I receive is "How do I make my own muscle-building diet?" This is a complex question, but today I'm going to answer that and take you through the complete step-by-step process. By the end, you'll have a complete nutrition program set up and ready to go.

Are Edgy Supplement Product Names Damaging the Industry or Smart Marketing? Do such supplement product names help sell the products? Absolutely. If it sounds like a steroid or prescription drug people tend to flock to it thinking they bucked the system and are getting a pharmaceutical grade or underground product without a doctor's prescription.

Women's Only Seminar at Tank's Training Facility Following the seminar, I found that I was even able to take something away; some takeaways helped me in my coaching abilities and some made me ponder more on the female experience and perspective in a male-dominated area. Within the past couple of years, women in strength sports and in collegiate sports have been on the rise.

Red Lion: The Ultimate Pre-workout Supplement! I'm here to talk about the ultimate pre-workout supplement available from Red Supplements called Red Lion.

Is Meat Bad for You? The Complete Scientific Answer Is red meat unhealthy, safe in moderation, or good for you? Is processed meat worse for you? How much is safe to eat? Learn the answers in this article.

Arnold Pays The Ultimate Price For Bodybuilding! Arnold Schwarzenegger snuck out of the Army to compete in bodybuilding.

Dr. Brad Dieter on the Ketogenic Diet for Fat Loss and General Health Brad Dieter and I discuss what the keto diet is, what ketones are, whether keto is better for burning fat, and more. Tune in to learn if you should give keto a shot.

Thank You, Innovation! Those who have worked with me and those who know my training philosophies understand that I don't believe training for hypertrophy is terribly complicated. I also don't believe that there have been huge advancements in training methodology over the years that has made training more effective or optimal.

How to Choose the Right Christmas Gift A short Christmas gift guide for different types of strong people.

Danny Lennon on Gluten Sensitivity, Leaky Gut, and More 8:12 - Why is gluten an issue for some people and not others? 10:34 - What kind of symptoms does celiac disease cause and what happens when people with celiac disease eat gluten? 12:52 - What is intestinal permeability and is it related to leaky gut? 15:05 - Why is having an increased intestinal permeability bad?

LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip - Training Hard Through Chemotherapy This question gives Clint Darden some pause. He prefaces his answer with how he went from pulling somewhere between 800 and 810 as a third rep. He had around 700 pounds on the bar, pulled a single, added chains, pulled a single, added chains, and so on.

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