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Before the age of modern pre-workout supplements like Citrulline and Alanine, one compound stood above the rest. Both in terms of the amount of strength potential and the ability to increase endurance, caffeine has become one of the most effective supplements. Caffeine is a cost-effective and a very safe supplement that has been used for millennia to improve pre-workout performance in the gym and assist in weight loss. Truth be told, caffeine could just be one of the most effective supplements bodybuilding has ever seen.   What is Caffeine? Caffeine is a compound that many people will be familiar with...

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We all want to have amazing workouts. Whether you’re like Arnold and you enjoy the pump, or maybe you like the stimulant effect of pre-workout amplifiers, all should have one ingredient in common. I’d go so far as to say that a pre-workout is not complete without this particular ingredient. This ingredient is L-Citrulline. Citrulline may come in many forms but the basis of supplementation is to increase the potential for performance. Citrulline is not a stimulant, instead, it is primarily a pump or vasodilator and also has a secondary use to prevent ammonia concentration in muscle (we'll talk more...

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There are a host of supplements available today. With a wealth of information available online, it can be even more difficult to find what product will actually work best for you and your goals. Some of the most popular supplements like creatine and protein are known by everyone, although there is a new king in town, a new supplement that is finally getting the recognition it deserves. This supplement is Beta-Alanine. What is Beta-Alanine On the most fundamental level, beta-alanine is an amino acid. This amino acid is found in everyday foods that are protein-rich such as fish, soy, chicken...

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Welcome back. In the last addition, we discussed the many benefits of the overhead press. Now that you know the overhead press is the king of all upper body pushing movements, let's get into the real magic - the training progressions. The first thing to consider is that your muscles need to be primed and mobilized before you start to pack on any weight. As with any compound movement, the best warm-up is to actually do the exercise - but we need to ensure the muscles and connections to the muscles are ready to start training. Warm Up Assuming your...

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If you're a strength athlete who is into programming their skills to enable the greatest developments in muscle mass and strength then there is no way the overhead press should be off your radar. Pound for pound, overhead press is the best exercise for developing muscles in the arms, shoulders and even core. Of course, when it comes to the amount of weight you can use to stimulate hypertrophy, the bench press cannot be beaten - but the complexity of a compound overhead press will develop your body beyond measure. In this two-part guide, we are going to walk through...

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