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Adding Arm Isolation To 5×5 Routines?

| June 14, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

5×5 strength training programs and their by-products are supposed to be the ultimate blueprint for natural muscle construction. The legends surrounding this type of training are now reaching epic proportions. Many noobs still believe that miracles happen when you do squats for 5 sets of 5. As a result, we had the chance to witness […]

Getting Bigger Arms On Starting Strength?

| March 27, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is still one of the most popular routines for beginners. Legend has it that skinny men can experience steroid-like growth when the routine is coupled with the nutritional ”plan” GOMAD. Unfortunately, the after results do not look promising at all. Most people just get to about 25% body fat, add […]

10 Myths About Barbell Squats

| March 12, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Myth 1: Squats will make your waist bigger and “spoil” your physique Many bodybuilders believe that their midsections will get out of proportion if they perform heavy squats regularly. While it’s true that squats strengthen your abdominal muscles, your abs will never get so big that they look out of proportion. The grotesque guts that […]

Deadlift Myths Revealed

| March 10, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The deadlift has a legendary status due to its effect on the body and central nervous system (CNS). However, there are many misconceptions surrounding the exercise that cause more harm than good. It’s time to bust the myths. Myth 1: The deadlift makes your waist thicker and spoils your physique The idea that deadlifts and squats […]

GOMAD – as good as anabolic STEROIDS?

| March 5, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

GOMAD is an old-school diet consisting in drinking a gallon of milk a day. The idea that milk builds muscle mass and strength is not a new one. Many popular authors of strength literature such as Randall J. Strossen and Mark Rippetoe are known to promote milk diets to beginner lifters who want to get […]

The Myths Behind Super Squats by Randall J. Strossen

| March 1, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Many authors of strength literature present the barbell back squat as the most effective exercise for a natural bodybuilder. Consequently, the majority of the training programs written for beginners are built around the back squat. This may be the current trend, but the idea that squats produce quick and extraterrestrial hypertrophy within the body of […]

Are Powerlifters Natural

| February 26, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

More and more fitness enthusiasts are encouraged to train like powerlifters in order to become big and strong. Famous authors of strength literature such as Mark Rippetoe and Pavel Tsatsouline have made barbell lifting popular among the youth, but they have also spread a lot of misconceptions because, just like everybody else, they’ve decided to […]