Tag Archives | muscle building

Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn Ya

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Recovery

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Renegade trainee, Marko Zivkovic sent me a note echoing the experiences of thousands. You’ll probably be nodding your head as you read. If you haven’t experienced this yet, pay close attention. You’ll save yourself years of pain and frustration.   “For a long time I’d been doing the classic 5×5 squat, bench and deadlift. It […]

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4 Gironda Muscle Building Laws

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

4 Gironda Muscle Building Laws

My company’s logo depicts a recreation of a picture of Arthur Saxon taken in 1906. That’s because I’ve been obsessed with “old school” strength training methods for over 23 years. Whether we’re talking music, sneakers or training I’m old school through and through. From Hackenshmidt to Paul Anderson to Mentzer to Kaz, they’ve all been […]

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Snatch

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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A perfect snatch is a beautiful thing. It seems that more coaches prefer the clean when it comes to Olympic lift variations for power production. But I’ve always preferred the snatch and have been obsessed with it for as long as I can remember. Before I even started lifting weights, actually. Cleans are a great […]

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Top 15 Posts of 2010

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

In case you missed them here’s a quick list of the most popular (along with some of my personal favorite) posts from 2010: Please leave a comment on as many of them as you like. I always read each and every comment you post and always appreciate the feedback. You Must Have the Wrong Guy- […]

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Accumulation and Intensification: How to Build Muscle Like Clockwork with CONTROLLED Overtraining

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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By Nick Nilsson Overtraining is NOT evil. In fact, overtraining can be exactly what you need to achieve continuous and rapid results in your training and breakthrough muscle-building plateaus! So first, what IS overtraining? Overtraining is, most simply, training too much. Your body is unable to recover from the volume or frequency of training and […]

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5 Muscle Building Tips

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Here are 5 random muscle building tips that may make a big difference in your training. – Don’t exceed 5-6 reps on most of your warm up sets. Your first set could consist of a very light weight for 10-20 reps just to get loosened up and get the blood flowing but beyond that you […]

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New Muscle Building Interview

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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I was interviewed recently by Truly Huge and thought I would share it here with everyone. Q: What got you started with weight training? JF: I was a painfully skinny kid and always hated that. It tortured me and really affected my self confidence. My cousin was dating a pro wrestler who was absolutely enormous […]

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Is a Pump Needed to Build Muscle?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Is a pump needed to build muscle? Some people emphatically state that getting a good pump is necessary. Others say just the opposite. First of all, the ability to easily obtain a good pump is a sign that your body is in an anabolic state and ready to train. It shows us that the body […]

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