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There’s a lot of bro-science (or anecdotal trial-and-error) in the realm of hypertrophy training. And no matter what any of us gym rats want to admit, we have all participated ...

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I am not a strength athlete. In the past I would have embraced my status as an endurance athlete (running was my thing), but now I identify most with the special ...

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