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Published on August 11, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
MI40

If you’re looking for the new MI40X Xtreme, click here. Otherwise read on for the original MI40.

This page includes a free PDF preview of Ben Pakulski’s MI40. The preview is 100% free, no email address or credit card required, just download it below.

The PDF includes 43 pages detailing 5 tips to double your gains. The book does not include the full system, but even if you never buy the full system, you will still have learned some useful tips.
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Published on March 27, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
Power Clean

I see lots of people are confused about the Clean versus the Power Clean, with many people even thinking they are the same thing. There is lots of incorrect information out there, so I want to make the differences between the two clear. Continue Reading ›

Published on March 5, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength

Jay Cutler, Mr. Olympia. He’s huge. His workouts are roughly a 5 day body part split: Legs, Chest, Shoulders, Arms, Back. That means there are 2 rest days spread throughout the week.

If you want to know more about him and his workout, then read on for details.
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Published on February 24, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
Big Lower Chest

There are lots of people out there recommending how to target the upper and lower chest, but they are only right half of the time. This article will show the scientific results behind pectoral training, so you can know for sure what works and what doesn’t.
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Published on February 7, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
5x5

5×5 workouts are a popular choice among strength trainees. One reason for this popularity is that it is easy to remember the program, but the more important question to ask is whether it is effective for strength gains. This article checks whether they are effective for strength gains and then lists a few 5×5 programs you can choose from.
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Published on February 7, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength

The strength endurance continuum shows that strength and endurance are in competition with each other, so it is impossible to maximize both at once. An example of this is Usain Bolt, he’s the fastest man in the world yet he doesn’t win marathons. To become the fastest in the world he had to maximize his strength, but by doing so, he limited his endurance potential. Read on for more details.
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Published on January 24, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength

There are 3 great exercises for your back that everybody should consider. Making your lower back strong is definitely useful in avoiding injury. Not only will it make lifting heavy things relatively easy, but it will make lifting with good technique second nature. Read on to learn about the 3 best exercises.
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Published on January 24, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
Big Legs

Your legs are made up of 5 important muscles: quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves and adductors. All of these muscles can be trained with 2 compound lifts and 1 optional supplemental exercise.

Read on to learn about the 3 exercises.
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Published on January 22, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
Handsome Man Sleeping

People often focus solely on diet and training, forgetting that sleep plays an important role too. This article will cover the issues caused by not sleeping enough and how much sleep you need to avoid these issues.

Take a look at the quote below for a taste of what more sleep can do for you.
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Published on January 14, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is a famous book and DVD in the fitness industry. While there are thousands of workout routines available on the internet, there are few resources that explain technique as thoroughly and clearly as Starting Strength. It focuses on big compound movements including Olympic lifts such as the Squat, Deadlift and Power Clean. If you want to lift safely, then this book will give you the knowledge you need to do so while making great strength gains at the same time.

This article is about the program outlined in the book. If you want to know more about technique, then I recommend buying the book.
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Recommended Supplements
Micronized Creatine
Good for: Strength & Muscle Gains
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$0.70
Karbolyn High-Performance Carbs
Good for: Energy / Endurance
Best taken: Pre-Workout
Cost per week: ~$4.00
HMB Capsules
Good for: Strength & Muscle Gains
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$7.00
Protein, Creatine, Betaine Blend
Good for: Strength, Growth & Power
Best taken: Post-Workout / Daily
Cost per week: ~$10.00
Green Tea Extract
Good for: Fat Loss
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$0.70