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General Strength Training Concepts

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.


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 Eat for High Natural Testosterone

By Radu Antoniu | August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dieting is notorious for its testosterone lowering abilities. And usually, the bigger the calorie deficit, the bigger the drop in testosterone. The most extreme example are natural bodybuilders. When they step on stage at under 5% body fat, they usually experience near castrate testosterone levels. Why this happens is fairly simple: when you don’t eat…

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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 | 27 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 Gain Strength on Incline Bench Press

By Radu Antoniu | April 30, 2016 | 79 Comments

The problem with most videos and articles covering plateaus is that they’re made for advanced lifters. The authors talk about tweaking exercise form, implementing paused reps, using bands to strengthen your lockout, etc. While these methods are great, they’re not what most guys need. Look in any gym. Most people are stuck at a novice/intermediate level. Fixing their plateau doesn’t involve…

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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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