201010.03
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The New Manliness

The September 27th issue of Newsweek features an article by writers Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil entitled, “Men’s Lib.”  “What’s the matter with men?” the authors ask.  “For years, the media have delivered the direst of prognoses.  Men are ‘in decline.’  Guys are getting ‘stiffed.’  The ‘war on boys’ has begun.  And so on.”  They…

201009.19
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True Alpha Attitude!

“What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger,” wrote the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols. Besides being a monumentally manly thing to say, there’s a great deal of support for the idea, even if Nietzsche himself was a little crazy. “Strength does not come from winning,” said a famous Austrian who…

201008.31
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Myth-Busting: Creatine and Dehydration

A mystery hit the small town of McMinnville, Oregon this month when two dozen of the town’s high school football players took ill after an intense “total immersion” training camp.  All had elevated levels of creatine kinase, an enzyme released by the muscles after extreme training.  Over a dozen were admitted to the hospital at…

201008.21
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Changing the Tempo

In music, the tempo is the speed or pace of an arrangement.  In resistance exercise, the training tempo of a repetition is the speed at which you perform the repetition.  For example, for a bench press, the training tempo is the time during which the weight is lowered (eccentric contraction), how long it’s held at…

201008.17
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Monitoring Your Heart Rate

How hard should you be working out? As James and I explained in Alpha Male Challenge, one long-accepted benchmark for cardiovascular intensity is your heart rate. When you’re sitting around doing nothing, your heart beats approximately 70 beats per minute (give or take, depending on your fitness level). That’s your resting heart rate. Your maximal…

201008.13
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Sleep Your Way to a Better Body!

Can you sleep your way to a better body? Sleep is essential if you’re a guy involved in an intense resistance training program like Alpha Wave Basic Training. Tough physical exertion requires full replenishment of lost energy and recuperation of broken-down body tissues. If you want a better ratio of muscle to fat, you have…

201008.07
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Watch Your Salt

I’m not talking about watching Angelina Jolie’s movie.  I’m talking about sodium chloride.  The white stuff in the shaker, and in many of the processed food stuffs most people eat.  The sodium in salt helps carry nutrients into the cells of your body.  But you don’t need a lot.  And most Americans get too much…

201007.30
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What not to eat … after your workout!!

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!  A brand new article posted by Dr. Joseph Mercola is entitled “Two Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat After Exercise.”  He asks, “Did you know that what you eat directly after exercising … can have a significant impact on the health benefits you reap from your exercise?” …