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Drop the Deadlift?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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If the deadlift is the best muscle building exercise on the planet why do many successful strength and conditioning coaches not use the movement with their athletes? The reason is simple; the deadlift takes too much out of you and is very hard to recover from. When you have an athlete who also needs to […]

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Reps: How to do Them Properly

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Now I know what you’re thinking; “What a boring ass blog post topic.” But it’s a topic I feel needs to be addressed because some people just don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing. Or maybe I just feel that way because I’m so OCD and incredibly analytic that I see and think […]

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How to Build Muscle with High Rep Leg Training

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

Question: If someone’s trying to build muscle, is there any benefit to including sets of 50-100 reps, either with lighter weights as a “burnout” set, or with moderately-heavier weights done to failure and then continued in a rest-pause fashion? Answer: For beginners, absolutely not. I actually do the opposite of what a lot of people […]

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How to Build Muscle Olympic Style: Part 2

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

How to Build Muscle Olympic Style: Part 2

In part one of this series we discussed how to build muscle like the always-jacked-big-biceps-and-triceps sporting male gymnasts. In part two we are going to address the other most muscular athletes at the summer Olympics, the sprinters. If you took a survey of most average guys I am willing to bet that 99.9% of them […]

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How to Build Muscle with High Reps

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Although I am not a fan of high reps on most exercises for most lifters, there are actually times when I do recommend them. So if you want to learn how to build muscle with high reps, then read on. When you are more advanced and have developed a respectable level of strength, high reps […]

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