To Squat or Not

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Do You Need To Squat? I have written a lot about building up your upper body (1, 2, 3), and building a nice V-taper body. I have not neglected legs on purpose, but I have not yet covered them. Let me get this out of the way up front. I do train legs! I do recommend…

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Street Style Shoes

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Street Style Shoes Here is a quick post on a recent street-style shoe I picked up. A lot of men’s style and fashion is geared toward more traditional dress-style shoes; boots, loafers, monk-straps etc. But you can definitely wear a street-style shoe and still look dapper. I personally favor a street dapper look more than…

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Not All Muscle Growth Is Equal

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Types of Muscle Growth Generally speaking the two accepted types of muscle growth are myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. Hypertrophy just means an increase of an organ or tissue. For our sake it’s tissue as we are in the gym to build muscle. Which type of hypertrophy do we want? I will get to that shortly…

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The Solid T-Shirt

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What About a T-Shirt Can I wear a T-shirt? This is a very common question amongst the growing dapper crowd, one I am often asked. My answer is yes, yes you can. I find nothing wrong with wearing a T-shirt and Slim Fit Jeans. BUT there a few guidelines I recommend following. Fit is by…

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Muscle Hack Series – Part 3

Muscle Hack Series. Part 3 of 3: Shoulders The final installment of the muscle hack series is about the shoulder muscles. Having boulder shoulders is the final hack but probably the most over-looked. I think proper shoulder development is what takes a physique from good to great. In today’s age of lifting, the shoulders get…

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