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Sprint Snacks

August 02, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

“When do you exercise?” I get asked that a lot. This is what my regimen looks like these days: Monday - Strength Training (Upper Body - Vertic...

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Learning to Walk Again

April 02, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

"John Paul, may I talk to you outside please?" I knew it was about to get uncomfortable as I followed the doctor and his colleague out into the ha...

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My Thoughts on Intermittent Fasting

February 26, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

I worked hard for every ounce of muscle that I’ve built over the years and I’m not keen on losing any of it. That’s why I’m not a fan of int...

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3 Methods of Circuit Training to Shed Body Fat Quickly

February 06, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Circuit training is a well-known strength and conditioning method where you perform a series of exercises in rotation with varying loads and equipmen...

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Muscle Devices And Weight Room Alternatives

November 12, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In the iron world, we've seen muscle magazines, nutritional supplements and training equipment come and go over the years. Sometimes for the good, l...

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Flexibility 101: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

September 23, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In order to maximize your results when training for flexibility, certain rules exist. Here are the do's and don'ts of stretching. THE DO'S DO u...

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How to Use Weight Training as a Tool to Stop Wasting Valuable Time in the Gym

April 20, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

Many myths exist regarding weight training. For instance: • Weight training will make you muscle-bound and inflexible. • If you train with ...

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Strength Training For Self Defense

April 06, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

Most strength training programs that I’ve seen for self-defense purposes are not truly strengthening routines but rather conditioning routines. The...

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Ride The Extensive-Intensive Wave For Maximum Muscle Mass

February 14, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you’ve been in the muscle-building game for a while, you know quite well that you can’t stay on one routine forever. No matter how well you do...

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How To Bring Up Lagging Body Parts

January 28, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In general, there are two ways to bring up lagging body parts: give them greater priority or give them more work. Let’s take a look at both. Gre...

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7 More Exercise Modifications For A Winning Physique

January 24, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

In July, I gave you 7 advanced exercise modifications. Two months later, I came back with another 7 exercise modifications for new growth. Well, toda...

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Moderate Rules For Maximum Results: It's About Time You Start Growing!

January 12, 2014 | John Paul Catanzaro

As you hit your 40s, 50s and beyond, you realize that you are no longer able to do what you did in your late teens, 20s and even early 30s. Weights t...

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The Last Set: A Synergistic Combination of Volume and Intensity in Strength Training

December 18, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

In the strength world, you have volume proponents (VPs) and intensity proponents (IPs). The VPs push multiple sets as the optimal method to train, a...

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Breathing During Strength Training

December 08, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

“Chin up… Chest out… Look straight ahead… Brace the abdominals… Grip the bar tight… Push the ground away through all four corners of your...

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7 More Advanced Exercise Variations

September 24, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

A few weeks ago I gave you a taste of 7 advanced exercise variations. Well, I’m back with 7 more that you can use immediately in the gym to boost ...

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The One-Lift-A-Day Cure: A Training Prescription For Larger And Stronger Muscles!

September 13, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

When I first started lifting seriously in a commercial gym, my routine consisted of one body part a day. I'd go to the gym and absolutely trash that ...

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7 Advanced Exercise Modifications

July 11, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

Give a guy a set of dumbbells and tell him to curl them. Without even thinking about it, he'd grip those dumbbells right in the middle of the handles...

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The Power Rack And The Power Pill

May 31, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

Walk into any gym and what comes to mind: fake boobs, synthol arms, lipo six-pack, calf implants, or “that guy’s juicing, for sure!” We all do ...

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On The Road To Inactivity: How To Exercise Your Right To Travel

July 25, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

One of the biggest challenges people face when traveling involves exercise. The two most common excuses are a lack of time and a lack of resources. B...

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The Elite Trainer Book Review

July 14, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

The Elite Trainer by John Paul Catanzaro is a synthesis of the very latest thinking in strength training and an indispensable guide to developing ind...

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