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Why Cardio Alone Doesn’t Cut Fat

On October 19, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Everyone knows that cardio is the best thing for you when looking to burn extra calories. Or is it? What most people don’t know is cardio can be the worst thing for cutting fat when it isn’t paired with weight training.

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Applying Lessons Learned In The Dojo To The Gym

On October 9, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Many principles learned in martial arts can be applied to lifting as well. Gerry Magee explains how lessons learned in the dojo can be applied to the gym.

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Get Ripped and Strong With The Battle Rope Exercise (Suppversity)

On October 6, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Want to Get Ripped & Strong? "Battling the Rope" Could be THE Exercise to Do! The "Battle" is More Demanding Than Squats, Lunges and Deadlifts - Only Burpees Come Close.

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Strength Training Lessons and Quick Tips | Paul Carter

On September 22, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Here are some quick tips and lessons for lifters!

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Get Bigger Biceps With The 21s Protocol!

On July 16, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Pump up your biceps with this 21s protocol! Bodybuilder Champion and multiple Mr Olympia winner Phil Heath demonstrates 21s with the EZ Bar Bicep Curl, a great way to begin a biceps workout...

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Franco Columbu’s Top 10 Training Secrets

On July 4, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Legendary bodybuilder Franco Columbu reveals his top 10 power training secrets!

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VIDEO: Tom Platz On Squatting

On June 28, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Legendary bodybuilder Tom Platz reveals his tips and secrets to successful squatting and leg training!

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Reduce Your Waistline With The Stomach Vacuum Exercise

On May 26, 2014 by Physical Culturist

This exercise has been around for years and was used by the old school bodybuilders such as Arnie with Vince Gironda really appreciating its effectiveness, as he used it extensively in all his ab region work. The exercise helps those with a distending gut [loose belly hangover from an underdeveloped transversus abdominus] and creates a sexy nice curve in the midsection.

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The Various Squat Forms of Elite Powerlifters

On May 17, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Photo excerpts from Fred Hatfield’s (unfortunately out-of-print) powerlifting book, where he talks about the different squat forms of various elite powerlifters. Pretty cool!

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The Best Damn Cardio Article — Period

On May 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Anyone who's been in the physique game long enough -- as an athlete or a coach - will tell you that the hierarchy of body composition transformation goes something like this: nutrition is by far the most important, weight training is next, and the "C" word is a distant third.

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5 Things We Can Learn From Arnold About Building Muscle

On April 26, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Arnold Schwarzenegger is arguably the ultimate American success story. In this article, we'll examine 5 mechanisms that perhaps contributed to Arnold's bodybuilding success.

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Old Time Strongman Training Methods

On January 24, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Some insight on how old time strongmen trained to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!

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Rules from the Bodybuilding Legends

On January 18, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Bodybuilding from the 1930s to the early 1960s was much simpler. This article is intended to serve as a wake-up call to the modern bodybuilding industry (and the gym rats) to get back to the basic principles that built the healthy champion physiques of not that long ago.

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Do You Even Bent Press? (Why And How You Should)

On January 10, 2014 by Physical Culturist

DID YOU KNOW: When it comes to overhead pressing, you can support more weight on one arm than you can with two? One way to do this is by performing the Bent Press! Here's WHY and HOW you should include this forgotten lift into your training!

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Top 5 Reasons to Deadlift

On January 10, 2014 by Physical Culturist

As Strongman Jon Pall Sigmarsson says, "There is no reason to be alive if you can't do deadlift!" Here are the top 5 reasons why you should incorporate the deadlift into your exercise routine!

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Top 25 Tips On Building Muscle Mass

On January 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist

If your muscle mass is the same now as it was a few months ago, something is amiss — in the gym, out of the gym, or both. More of what didn’t work for you over the last few months isn’t going to work over the next few months. Changes are needed. Put the guidance in this article into practice, and build more muscle!

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4 Mental Tricks To Increase Your Bench Press By 20%!

On December 30, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Been stuck at 185 on your bench press for what seems like DECADES and looking to FINALLY crack 200? Well, no promises... but these 4 powerful little mental "tricks" COULD help you add an IMMEDIATE 20% more to your bench press and break a new personal record!

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Squats Are Safe, But You’re Probably Doing Them Wrong

On December 24, 2013 by Physical Culturist

One of the most persistent myths in the entire panoply of conventional exercise wisdom is that squats below parallel are somehow bad for the knees. This old saw is mindlessly repeated by poorly-informed orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and chiropractors all over the world. Better-informed professionals such as productive strength coaches, weightlifters and powerlifters, and those willing to examine the anatomy of the knees and hips for more than just a minute or two, know better. Here are four reasons why.

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Pyramid

On December 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

These two pyramids illustrate what people think they should prioritize in a fitness program, and what they actually need to prioritize:

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Never Strong Enough. Bad Days and Training Mood

On November 17, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This graphic contains great training insight. Be sure to read it!

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