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Q&A: Starting Strength Author Mark Rippetoe

On February 11, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Coach Mark Rippetoe talks strength training, functional fitness, and more.

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A Nutrition Myth that Keeps us Fat, Sick & Tired

On February 7, 2015 by Physical Culturist

The calorie-is-a-calorie myth might be the biggest fallacy in nutrition that keeps us fat, sick, and tired.

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Are You Skinny Fat?

On February 2, 2015 by Physical Culturist

We have all heard of skinny and we have all heard of fat, but did you know you could be both at the same time? I know, I know it sounds strange, but you will find that it sounds more familiar than you think!

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10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

On January 25, 2015 by Physical Culturist

10 more awesome reasons why you should lift weights.

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How Exercise Keeps Us Young

On January 23, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.

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The Jogging Delusion

On January 20, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Is jogging really the worst thing you can do? Does it have any upsides? Will it really turn you into a chick? If so, what are the alternatives? Let’s dig deeper into this puzzling pastime and clear the air.

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10 Things The Best Athletes Do (That You Don’t)

On January 17, 2015 by Physical Culturist

10 important lessons about training and nutrition that we can all learn from the best athletes!

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Strength Training Gets Rid Of Listlessness

On January 11, 2015 by Physical Culturist

That old excuse "I've no energy left to go training" has been scientifically disproven years ago. Sports scientists at the University of Georgia did an experiment with fourteen women and discovered that weight training actually gives you energy.

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7 Common Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing

On January 10, 2015 by Physical Culturist

There are some major misconceptions about calories, body weight, fat loss, and health. These calorie myths are often rooted in truth but presented in black-or-white terms that are useless at best, harmful at worst, and do little to help the average person lose body fat.

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Strong Muscles Protect Against Cancer

On January 7, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Build muscle mass and muscle strength, and you'll also build up protection against cancer. Researchers at the University of South Carolina reached this conclusion from a study they published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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EXPOSED: Top 10 Biggest Lies of the Weight Loss World

On January 4, 2015 by Physical Culturist

The fitness industry is packed with false truths, misleading info, scams, and lies. Here are 10 of the biggest lies you’ll hear when trying to lose weight.

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Strength Wit and Wisdom of Mark Rippetoe

On January 2, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author. He has several decades of experience as a strength coach, is a former powerlifter, and a current gym owner. He is best known...

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Weight training appears key to controlling belly fat

On December 30, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues.

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The Weider System of Progressive Barbell Exercise

On December 20, 2014 by Physical Culturist

These are the 6 charts from the original Joe Weider course. Enjoy!

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Bob Hoffman on Exercise

On December 14, 2014 by Physical Culturist

A man who doesn't exercise will have a weak body, a sluggish mind, weak will and will lack energy.

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Women find bodybuilders unattractive

On December 11, 2014 by Physical Culturist

For most women toned men are sexier than brawny men. And bodybuilding physiques? Not sexy at all...

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How many of your health supplements are actually snake oil?

On December 8, 2014 by Physical Culturist

In this brilliant chart by David McCandless from 2010, you can see a gorgeous visualization of how many supplements are actually helpful — based on scientific studies — and how many are basically nothing more than snake oil.

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Untreated Cancers Often Go Away Naturally According To American Cancer Society

On December 4, 2014 by Physical Culturist

While researching the use of alternative therapies that were utilized by Suzanne Somers, we came across doctors and media outlets who desperately tried to malign her reputation. Their responses were so hasty that they accidentally revealed statistics that are not normally shared with the public.

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What’s Really Behind Your Belly Fat

On December 2, 2014 by Physical Culturist

This infographic shows what's really causing you to store bodyfat, and what you can do to reduce it.

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The 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

On November 28, 2014 by Physical Culturist

When programmed intelligently, certain forms of cardio can fit into any type of performance or aesthetics-based workout program. Problem is, four of the most popular choices, well, suck. Here are the top four dumbest forms of cardio along with a few smarter, more effective alternatives.

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