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Adding Weight To The Bar: Training Cycles Explained In Detail

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What are training cycles? /two steps back, three steps forward/ The mechanism behind training cycles works as follows: 1.Start with a light weight and build up to heavier loads. 2.Reduce the weight to a level slightly higher than your initial starting point. 3.Build back up again to a new personal record. 4.Repeat. Example: Let’s say […]

Why I Believe That Western Periodization Works Best For Naturals

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What is Western periodization? Western periodization is a linear progression from high to low reps. Every week the lifter is adding weight to the bar while reducing the number of reps per set. Over the course of  8-12 weeks, the lifter builds up to a single. This is one of the most generic forms of […]

Should a Fat Person Do StrongLifts 5×5?

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StrongLifts 5×5 is one of the most popular barbell routines on the Internet. Since the program targets beginners, many wonder whether a fat person should do the routine. How fat are you? If you are really fat (above 40% BF), your main priority should be losing weight through diet and exercise. You can still do […]