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Besides setting your diet and training, getting a great physique requires a few more skills such as estimating your body fat percentage, knowing how to track progress, knowing whether you should cut or bulk, and more. In this section, we've compiled videos, articles and other resources for you to learn how to become your own fitness coach.

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Why You Shouldn't Train to Failure

By Radu Antoniu | September 16, 2016 | 16 Comments

Imagine this scenario: You’re at the gym in the middle of a hard set of bench press. And you have two choices: Do as many reps as you can and have your friend help you complete the last rep. Stop one or two reps before failure and do an extra set with the same weights.…

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10 Things You Can Do to Raise Testosterone Right Now

By Radu Antoniu | August 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

Most of us are impatient, so here are 10 Things You Can Do to Raise Testosterone Right Now. 1. Get 7-9 Hours of Good Sleep Research shows that both the quality and quantity of sleep you get drastically affect testosterone levels. One study showed that sleeping only 5 hours a night for a week decreased…

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How to Train for High Natural Testosterone

By Radu Antoniu | August 3, 2016 | 2 Comments

The testosterone-enhancing properties of resistance training have been known for several decades. However, not all forms of exercise are equally effective for this purpose. Hormones are basically your body’s powerful messengers. When your body has to adapts to a stimulus, it does so by releasing hormones. Those hormones then tell the organs what to do. Testosterone,…

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How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

By Radu Antoniu | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Testosterone levels in American men have been steadily declining over the last two decades. The reasons for this decline are still unclear, but it seems that your grandfather had about 50% more testosterone than you do at your age. The most common symptoms of low testosterone are:  Reduced sex drive and libido  Low energy and…

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The Surprising Benefits of a Lower Protein Intake

By Radu Antoniu | June 5, 2016 | 50 Comments

This post is copied word for word from my new (still unreleased) fat loss program! I wanted to give you a taste of it before the launch.  Here we go!  The Benefits of Eating just Enough Protein, not More You may have noticed that the protein intake I recommend is lower than most fitness people…

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How to Maximize Muscle Growth using Rest Periods

By Radu Antoniu | April 25, 2016 | 13 Comments

Ever since Arnold was pumping iron until the late 2000s bodybuilders and coaches believed that short rest periods maximize muscle growth. At the time, researchers were convinced that the spike of growth hormone and testosterone produced by lifting weights were the main causes of muscle growth. As a result most training programs were designed around this belief. Compound movements,…

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