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Guarantee Yourself Progress in 2018

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Guarantee Yourself Progress in 2018 Starting off the new year, a new training program, or a new diet is always exciting. A positive change in your life is stimulating and gives you hope to a better overall life experience. As your motivation increases, it's important to be able to sustain it. A long time ago we explained how to set yourself up for PR's in a powerlifting meet and psychologically, this is the same technique but over a longer period of time.  Progression is fun, whether it be physically or intellectually, but on the flip-side, when progression stalls it becomes...

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Finding Holiday Balance

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  We’re in that stretch between mid November to the end of the year that a good portion of us struggle with not only diet but physically getting to the gym. It’s that time of the year when stress is through the roof and one of our biggest stress relievers is being put on the back burner. So what’s the cure? How do we juggle prioritizing holiday activities with fitness goals? The answer is balance, which is usually easier said than done. It’s important to note that we’re human beings, not robots, life happens and adversity is ever present. The...

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What I Learned from 8 Weeks of Powerlifting

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Recently I decided to participate in my first powerlifting meet. It was as easy as it comes for a first timer, non-sanctioned, took place in my home gym, all of my buddies were competing, and my boss/good friend ran the event. That being said, I took it as a serious opportunity to work towards something other than aesthetics or seeing the number on the scale go up. When I decided to compete I was 8 weeks out from the meet and needed some serious adjustments in my style of training. I was working hard but not hard enough and I...

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Big Ben's Bulking Guide

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With October half way in the books, the best time of the year is right around the corner. Bulking season, a time of hopeful gains, but all too frequently expectations don’t align with reality. Some overeat, undereat, or rely too heavily on supplementation to do the work. Over my time here at the shop and the years I’ve spent cycling through leaning out and putting on mass, I’ve found some staples to putting on mass effectively. First thing I do when I’m mapping out my bulking season is find out where my maintenance caloric intake stands. This is the amount...

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5 Reasons You Didn't Progress as a Beginner

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5. Who Your Idols Were Most people start out idolizing people they find in magazines or social media. Most of the pictures they see are of very defined physiques at the peak of their season. The average eye doesn't know that person (male or female) may hold an off-season weight of 20lbs heavier (possibly more). Your progress compared to your goal is perceived as very slow because of this.  4. Your Atmosphere When you started lifting you surrounded yourself with your buddies who were all chasing the same goal you were. The problem is, none of those people were close...

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