The Top Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Zercher Squats

The benefits associated with performing Zercher squats on a regular basis include developing overall strength and muscle mass.  As I explained in the article: Zercher Squats for Explosive Power and Muscular Development, the Zercher squat is among the most effective variations of squats for those who wish to build mind-blowing muscle mass and incredible explosive strength. Zercher squats are performed simply by placing a barbell in the crooks of your elbows, holding the bar tight against your upper body and performing a full squatting movement.  It is important to keep the upper body …

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I’ve Saved a Ton of Money, Time and Energy By Building a Home Gym

Being an enthusiast of all things muscle, one of the most frequent topics of conversation among my friends and coworkers is lifting.  Those who know me best are aware of the gym that I built in my home’s two car garage several years ago.  I am frequently asked if the monetary investment was worth it, if I work out as often as I had originally intended and if I am able to get as good a workout with my home gym equipment as I had in a commercial gym.  Below I will discuss …

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Better Than Steroids: Bodybuilding Book Review

Like most other muscle enthusiasts, I am on a never-ending quest for knowledge that will help me take my physique to the next level.  Over the years that has included devouring the content printed on the glossy pages of all the big time muscle magazines (Of course I didn’t literally devour the pages – they didn’t contain enough protein). I’ve read dozens, maybe hundreds, of texts relating to anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, exercise science and sports nutrition.  As a certified personal trainer I attended hours upon hours of training and continuing education classes. …

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Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Use Steroids? Reviewing Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Anyone who is a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger the bodybuilder, actor, politician and family man needs to include the book Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story in their personal library. As a muscle enthusiast and competitive power lifter, I have always followed the bodybuilding, movie and political career of the “Austrian Oak” Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In the paragraphs below, I will provide my commentary on the bodybuilding portion of Arnold’s life as he described it in his autobiography that was released in 2012. From the perspective of genetics, stage presence and overall physique …

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Make Your Arms Look Bigger

Make Your Arms Look Bigger Instantly With These Six Tips

These six tips can make your arms look bigger and more muscular instantly. It is possible to quickly make your upper arms look bigger and more muscular without steroids, hard workouts or strict dieting.  Of course, to truly enjoy big, muscular biceps and triceps, regular weight training and disciplined nutrition is required. To build big arms, a person must practice a lifestyle that supports muscle growth through the application of proper nutritional principles, regular, intense resistance training and the intelligent use of target-specific muscle building supplements that yield real results. However, …

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