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On the Hunt for an Intermediate Workout Program?

Hi Dr. Bell, I have been lifting for about 4 months with a very basic beginner program. I read your articles about periodization and want to try an intermediate workout program. I’m having a difficult time locating something that is…

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3 Days on 1 Day Off Program Design

Hi Dr. Bell, I’m considering doing a 3 days on / 1 day off program to step up my game! Are there any tips or things I need to consider while creating this program? If you ask 100 Weightlifters the…

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Best Lifting Shoes For Olympic Lifts?

Dear Dr. Bell, is there a certain type of shoe that is better for heavy Olympic lifts? People in my gym have “lifting shoes.” I hear the flat shoes are the way to go? Any thoughts? If you are a…

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Standard Weight Lifting Bar vs Olympic Bar

Dear Dr. Bell, what is the difference between a Standard Weight Lifting Bar and an Olympic Bar? Which is better to use? Standard Weights are typically found in home gyms. Standard Weight Lifting bars are one inch (25mm) in diameter…

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How to Bulk-Up?

Dear Dr. Bell, what is the safest, healthiest way to bulk-up? I keep reading all of these ridiculous recommendations, such as “dirty bulk” which appears to be eating as much crap as possible. I want to go about this in…

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