Tag Archives: training

Are Squats Enough for Quads?

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Short answer: In most cases, the classic barbell squat is a very adequate quadriceps builder that can get you to your maximal quad potential. The strongest points of the squat are its closed-chain nature and the convenience that it offers in terms of programming.  The squat allows you to overload the quads with very heavy […]

Are Shrugs Necessary for Big Traps?

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Short answer: The traps can be developed without shrugs as many back exercises (e.g., deadlifts, rows, overhead presses…etc.) hit the area. Nonetheless, shrugs are the most straightforward method to stress the zone and trigger a hypertrophy response. If you are dedicated to building the best trapezius, that you can, some form of shrugging could be […]

Is the Overhead Press Enough for Shoulders?

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Short answer: The overhead press hits the entire shoulder girdle, and in some cases, it can be sufficient as a solo exercise. When done with proper form, the movement activates all heads of the shoulder, although the front deltoid is always doing the heavy lifting. Using too much weight and turning the overhead press into […]

How Can an Ectomorph Get Bigger Legs?

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The key to more muscular legs as an ectomorph, or any other body type for that matter, is the performance of basic, compound exercises that hit the primary movers of the thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings) directly and without detrimental limitations and “distractions” coming from the stabilizing muscles. The logical choices are high-bar back squats, leg […]

How to Get a Bigger Chest for Ectomorphs [red pills]

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Many ectomorphs have fallen victim to the persistent brainwashing of the mainstream fitness media which continuously push the idea that skinny guys should train differently than everybody else. A medium degree of brain activation would reveal that this notion is based on manipulations designed to extract coins from men desperately trying to upgrade their bodies. […]

Can the Gym Turn Incels into “Chads” and Save Us from the Pits of Hell?

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The term “incel” stands for involuntarily celibate. Some say that it describes a very small minority of men who spend most of their awake hours producing misogynistic content and playing video games while rotting in a dirty garage and heaving poisonous sighs, but that’s not actually true. The reality is that most average men have […]

How the Cyclists of the 1920s and 1930s Built Jacked Quads 100% Naturally

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The hypertrophy scholars are attributing modern muscular growth to revolutionary advancements in the field of sports science and nutrition, but more often than not, the presented athletes are chemically enhanced. To acquire a more realistic idea of what a man can achieve naturally without injecting PEDs, one has to go back to an era when […]

Natural Bodybuilding: Are Pistol Squats Enough for Legs?

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I learned about pistol squats over ten years ago. I read about them in the blog of a dude following the training principles of Pavel Tsatsouline. To this day, I remember a quote from that blogger: “I do 5×5 pistol squats and have no complaints about how my legs look.” Was he right, though? Are […]

Why Natural Bodybuilders Don’t Get Big and Hate Talking About the Natty Limits 

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The inception of nattyornot.com created a reaction combining opposing sentiments – people were interested in learning who is natural and yet loathed hearing about the actual limits that natty bodybuilders face.   This dynamic reveals the possession of a confused brain searching for answers. I went through the same phase myself and kept going through it even while writing […]

The Entire World Is a Big Fake Natty on Steroids Put on your truth lenses.

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The “fake natty principle”, an integral part of the human world, operates as follows: First, an image that binds to your receptors of desire seduces you. Then they give you a map that could allegedly help you achieve the presented form of success. That blueprint, my friend, is rarely working. They don’t want you to […]

The Worst Exercises for Natural Bodybuilders

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1. Low bar Squats/Cheated Good Mornings Powerlifting was the sport that breathed air into low bar squats. The goal was to lift more weight by shortening the range of motion and increasing the involvement of the posterior chain  – the collection of muscles that modern gurus and Instagram whores show deep appreciation for.  The trade-off comes at […]