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Stalling Out: Why Your Weight Loss Stalls and How to Fix it

If you’ve ever spent time dedicating yourself to a weight loss diet, you know that results are not linear. You may start out losing weight at steady pace but eventually things

Rep Ranges: Do They Really Matter?

Training modalities and tactics are constantly debated by those who are serious about lifting weights. Many gurus have their own ideas about how to get big and strong. Naturally, these ideas trickle do

How to Progressively Overload Without Adding Weight

While it may be cliché, the saying “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” is quite effective. It explains the idea that there is more than one way to get where you want to go in life. Whether it’s b

Back to Basics: Basic Lifestyle Practices

These days everyone is concerned with which exercise program they should use or which foods they need to eat to reach their goals. Countless workout programs and diet plans are constructed every year t

Is There Such a Thing as Good Or Bad Food?

Hi everyone, before I go into this article, I wanted to introduce myself to Strength Cave followers! My name is Michael Navarro; I’m currently obtaining my Master’s of Nutrition and Public Health from

Skipping the Gym: Can You Get Fit Working Out at Home?

When it comes to getting in shape, there seems to be a specific recipe. Eat healthy and control your calories, and get a gym membership so you can start working out. Some even go so far as to hire a pe

A Primer on Flexible Dieting

Unless you are an experienced bodybuilder, powerlifter, or fitness athlete, you may not have ever heard the term flexible dieting. You’ve no doubt heard about various other dieting strategies either fr

Free Weights vs. Machines: Which is Better for You?

  Walk into the gym these days and you’ll quickly notice they are filled with tons of training equipment. So much so that it can be almost overwhelming to know what to do when you’re there. Depend

Is Stretching Actually Helpful?

  We have all heard the advice that is best to stretch before you exercise. They say it helps you limber up and perform better during exercise. And every time someone pulls a hamstring while doing

Best Ways to Calculate Your Training Load

When you first start lifting weights you enjoy a seemingly never ending run of gains. Even when your training is suboptimal, you manage to increase strength and muscle mass pretty quickly during those

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