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    Learn how to build a well-structured diet that supports your performance and body composition goals.

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    What does it take to reach your strength potential? Get programs and advice for beginner, intermediate, and advanced stages.

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    No matter your goals, squats should probably be at the core of your training program. Learn how to squat and how to start adding weight now.

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    Do you want to learn how to bench press, or learn how to bench better? If so, this guide will teach you everything you need to know.

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    The deadlift is one of the best exercises you can do to build muscle and strength. Take your sumo deadlift or conventional deadlift to the next level with this guide.

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    This article discusses what caffeine does, how it affects strength performance, and whether or not health and safety concerns about caffeine are warranted.

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    Why does dieting suck so much? This article is your comprehensive guide to metabolic adaptation and life after weight loss.

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    You know creatine is beneficial for strength and power output. But you probably aren’t familiar with the lesser-known benefits and effects covered in this article.

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    The Stronger By Science program bundle contains six full 21-week programs designed to adapt to your schedule, your preferences, and your rate of progress.



    The Art of Lifting is foundational, breaking things down by “Stuff That Matters” and “Stuff That Doesn’t Matter” – the factors that are MOST important for progress, and those that aren’t worth your time. The Science of Lifting dives deeper, teaching you the methods we use to make coaching, nutrition, and training decisions for us and our clients.

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    MASS (which stands for “Monthly Applications in Strength Sport”) is a monthly publication  run by Eric Helms, Mike Zourdos, Eric Trexler, and Lauren Colenso-Semple. Each edition includes easy-to-read breakdowns of the latest training and nutrition research. Subscribers get a new PDF edition of MASS Research Review every month, plus access to the entire catalog of  articles and videos published so far.


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