Is Chasing Women a Waste of Time? (from a man who tried)

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My experience says yes. Over the years, I’ve dedicated a lot of my time to finding the right woman. I spent years on dating apps and did all kinds of approaches…warm, cold…etc. Even though I’ve gathered some positive experiences, the effort to output ratio does not speak in my favor. Chasing women had a very […]

Is Direct Neck Training Necessary?

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Short answer: The neck could grow from the total body tension generated during “global” exercises such as the deadlift and the rack pull, but that isn’t the case for everybody. Individuals whose neck muscles do not respond to indirect training and those who wish to maximize their neck size and strength will have to implement […]

Can Zercher Squats Replace Back Squats?

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Short answer: Zercher squats are a potent lower body exercise despite their lack of fame. In some cases, they could effectively replace the classic back squat. However, the two lifts are not entirely interchangeable because of their unique characteristics. What Are the Main Differences Between the Zercher Squat and the Back Squat? Back angle If […]

Are Squats and Deadlifts Enough for Abs?

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Short answer: Compound movements like squats and deadlifts require а strong mid-section and spinal erectors. The job of those muscles is to stabilize the spine and allow efficient transfer of the force generated by the legs, hips, and back to the bar. The abdominals and the trunk muscles are the pillars keeping the “edifice” together. […]

How to Get a V-Taper Naturally (3 steps, scary simplicity)

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The road to a V-taper consists of three steps: Step 1: Lose body fat Trillions of pages have been written on the subject of fat loss. Yet the process is fairly simple for most healthy individuals – consume fewer calories than you burn. But the actual problem is not a lack of information. It’s the […]

Does Grip Training Increase Forearm Size?

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Does grip training increase forearm size? Pure grip training is not the most effective way to stimulate forearm growth because it focuses on the finger flexors (flexor digitorum profundus and flexor digitorum superficialis). Maximal forearm hypertrophy requires wrist work over a full range of motion. In addition, grip training is heavily dependent on tendon strength […]

8 Reasons Why Beginner Barbell Strength Routines Are the Worst for Aesthetics (and what to do instead)

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Contrary to popular belief, many of the popular barbell strength routines marketed towards beginners do not produce aesthetic (lean & mean) physiques. Those training methods have severe technical deficiencies turning them into factories for skinny-fat men with poor upper body development and viciously drained central nervous systems from heavy squatting and deadlifting. Here are the […]

Are Weighted Push-ups as Effective as the Bench Press?

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Are weighted push-ups as effective as the bench press? The bench press works. It has built a great number of strong and muscular upper bodies over the years. It’s also one of the three power lifts, and despite the effort of some strength organizations, the overhead press will not negate the royalty status of the […]

Will Lat Pulldowns Help with Pull-ups?

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Will lat pulldowns help with pull-ups? Yes. Lat pulldowns can be beneficial to one’s pull-up performance because they strengthen the lats, the upper back, the rear deltoids and the arm flexors – the primary movers in pull-ups and chin-ups. The lat pulldown comes with a great technical advantage too – it’s a scalable exercise that […]

Do Arm Wrestlers Use Steroids?

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Do arm wrestlers use steroids? Yes, they do. Arm wrestling is a combat strength sport and as such it directly profits from the strength and muscle mass that anabolic steroids provide. Some of the arm wrestlers competing on the highest-level showcase elite muscular development that cannot be achieved naturally regardless of how hard you train. […]

5 Fundamental Flaws of Dating Advice for Men

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1. Corrupted sources A while back, I ended up reading a forum post by a 20-year-old man frustrated with dating. The response that he got was infested with so much nonsense that I couldn’t resist checking the profile of the main person talking to him. It was a beautiful blonde woman. Unsurprisingly, she was telling […]