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The Training Trio: Are 3 Partners a Crowd?

In a blog last month, I covered the 4 Big Benefits of working out with a training partner. But does the old maxim that “two’s company and three’s a crowd” apply to gym workouts? Some people would say so, but we all know three isn’t a crowd if it were to come to a scene…

201101.01
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The Ultimate Look-Your-Best Program is Here!!

It’s officially the New Year and the gyms are once again filled with the short-term commitment people.  Most will be long gone by late February, and will never meet their goals of losing fat, building rock hard muscle, and getting into amazing shape.  You can go to the gym and flounder around if you like. …

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Four Big Benefits of a Training Partner

Over the decades in which I’ve been hitting the iron, I’ve trained alone for stretches but mostly I’ve trained with a lifting partner.  The faces have changed over the years, but I’ve always consistently gotten my best workouts with a partner.  Why do many people get their best results from training with a partner?  Here…

201011.04
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Testosterone: Cavemen had the Edge

New fossil research conducted by British and Canadian scientists suggests that our cave-dwelling ancestors had far higher testosterone levels than guys today. The study focused on finger length ratios, a known correlate to testosterone exposure in the womb, to estimate the testosterone levels of fossilized specimens of ape-like early hominids, Neanderthals, and an early modern…

201010.25
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Obesity drugs … or freezing away your fat?!

There’s no doubt that diet and exercise are the best path to major changes in your body composition — from flab to fab! But the popular demand for an effort-free “magic bullet” solution to a better body will always keep medical researchers busy. People more often opt for a tummy tuck in Newport Beach, CA…

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…

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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…