An Objectivist Analysis of Heavy Duty by: John Thomson Few individuals in contemporary bodybuilding have fuelled such intense debate as the late Mike Mentzer. His Heavy Duty system contradicted almost every popular training principle of the time and, probably more importantly, the training practices of the renowned and charismatic Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ironically but unsurprisingly, Mentzer’s attempt […]

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by: Greg Brooks Bulking Up: The Pre-Game Show I am officially one bulk/cut cycle away from my first bodybuilding competition, which will take place in April, May, or June of 2005, depending on which one I choose to enter. I will be holding a “bulking” series – an in-depth analysis of everything I do from now […]

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by: Wesley Silveria AKA Iron Addict Bodybuilders that take the time to see how many conventional powerlifters and “in the know” trainees cycle their training intensity often end up very confused about all the workouts that appear to be total wastes of time. After all, intensity cycling requires that many weeks be spent doing workouts at […]

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by: ZDP HIT vs. Volume Many people that train using HIT have the opinion that something just isn’t right with those guys that spend day after day in the gym doing endless sets of every lift under the sun. A common opinion is the volume guys don’t understand the “scientific” approach to building muscle, and just […]

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by: Panzer Those of you that know me are obviously familiar with my affinity for using unusual lifts as well as the basic, compound lifts in my own training. I’ve mentioned some lifts in my previous articles that are either unfamiliar to most or seldom practiced in commercial gyms. After some reflection, I decided that now […]

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by: Panzer Check Your Neck I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term “pencil-neck” in the world of strength sports. Whether meant literally or figuratively, it’s not good to be one. So, the question begs asking: Are YOU a pencil-neck? If you’re not sure, then you probably are. If your neck looks like a stack of […]

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Part 1 Got Grip II In the last issue of Mind & Muscle, I discussed the various types of grip strength and covered a variety of exercises for grip training. Since we’ve covered the basics, I’d like to delve into some additional exercises with which you may not be familiar, and offer some suggestions on […]

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