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The factors that truly matter for strength and hypertrophy have a clear order of importance. In this section, we've compiled videos and articles based on research for you to learn how to train optimally for your goals, and never hop from program to program again.

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How to Gain Strength Faster Using Periodization

By Radu Antoniu | May 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

If you went into a gym and asked some of the guys there what’s their method for adding weight to the bar, they will most likely not have a system for it. They’ll probably say they increase the weight when they feel they can do it or when the reps feel easier. That’s fine. In…

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How to Improve Fat Loss and Muscle Growth on a Cut

By Radu Antoniu | October 18, 2016 | 14 Comments

In recent years “broscience” has been losing ground to good information. Protein shakes in the locker room? Only a few guys still do that.  Morning fasted cardio to lose belly fat? Almost nobody does that anymore. In 2006 a fat loss plan would look like this: Small meals every two hours, chicken breast and broccoli,…

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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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How to Improve Strength Gains by Managing Recovery

By Radu Antoniu | September 7, 2016 | 8 Comments

There are two parts to muscle growth: Creating the stress that disrupts “the comfort zone” Allowing our body to recover from it and improve   In the quest for gains, most people only focus on the first part of the equation: training. But optimizing recovery can make a massive difference for the rate of muscle…

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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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