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Julian Brown, BS, ACE-CPT, NASM-FNS

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Julian is the co-owner of The Yard Fitness, an established fitness writer, a professional natural bodybuilder, a fitness & sport nutrition specialist, and a certified personal trainer. He began strength training at the young age of fourteen to improve his sports performance and hasn’t looked back since. Julian is a graduate of Grambling State University, ACE & NASM certified, and he has over a decade of personal experience in strength training.

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How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat Naturally

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How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat Naturally

So You Want to Trim Your Stomach Fat For the majority of people, the stomach or midsection seems to be a top trouble spot when it comes to excessive weight.  Not only is fat around the belly unhealthy and linked to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes, it is also unattractive and embarrassing. […]

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The Best Biceps Workout For Men

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The Best Biceps Workout For Men

Building Peaking Biceps Although the biceps muscle is a relatively small muscle group, it makes up a large portion of the front upper arm. It is composed of two different separate heads; the long head and the short head hence the muscle’s name as the word biceps is Latin for “having two parts”. We can […]

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The Best Shoulder Workout for Men

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The Best Shoulder Workout for Men

Broad Shoulders: Building Awesome Shoulders There is nothing that says “I workout” better or more than a nice pair of broad shoulders framing your upper body.  Not only are broad shoulders an attractive feature of strong men, but they also give the perception of a smaller waist. Essentially, having a nice pair of boulders for […]

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The Best Back Workout For Men

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The Best Back Workout For Men

Spread Your Wings and Fly: Building The Ultimate Back Muscles Spanning almost the entire length of your rear upper torso, the muscles of the back are the most popular muscle group you do not see on a daily basis.  Despite not being able to turn around and admire the muscles of your back, these muscles […]

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The Best Triceps Workout For Men

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The Best Triceps Workout For Men

Blazing the Trail: Building Your Horseshoe Muscle If you are looking to build a pair of impressive arms, then you will need to be sure to include one of the largest areas of your upper arm; the triceps muscle. The triceps, responsible for extending the elbow and shoulder, make up the posterior or back part […]

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The Best Chest Workout for Men

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The Best Chest Workout for Men

Building a Chest Chiseled From Stone What guy does not want rock solid pecs to strut around the pool with?  However, too often instead of rocking the solid pecs we are covering up embarrassing man boobs. Well no more man boobs. It’s time to shape up and build a chiseled chest with these exercise tips […]

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Why Low Carb Diets are Not Ideal for Strength and Physique Athletes

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Why Low Carb Diets are Not Ideal for Strength and Physique Athletes

Why the Low Carbohydrate Diet Buzz They seem to work almost immediately and anyone who has tried a low carbohydrate diet notices weight loss within a few days.  However, this weight loss usually isn’t fat loss and it is usually the result of less glycogen stores in the body. Glycogen is the body’s stored form […]

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Macro Nutrition Planning For Beginners

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Macro Nutrition Planning For Beginners

What are Macros? I am assuming we have all heard the term “macros” in some sort of context regarding nutrition, but what are macros? Macronutrients or “Macros” are nutrients needed by the body in large amounts hence the prefix macro.  There are three macronutrients used by the body which are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Carbohydrates […]

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Does Calorie Counting Work for Weight Loss?

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Does Calorie Counting Work for Weight Loss?

Why Calorie Counting Isn’t Working For You This is not the article you probably expected. This is not an article that is going to tell you that some foods are superior to others, how quality of food is more important than quantity, or how certain macronutrients may be better than others.  This article is going […]

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Improve Weight Loss With the Calorie Zig Zag Diet

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Improve Weight Loss With the Calorie Zig Zag Diet

Calorie Zig Zag for Improved Weight Loss It is pretty common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you will need to consume less calories than you burn.  This is easier said than done.  Many of us have social lives that revolve around food such as birthday parties, work events, family reunions, and holidays. […]

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Are Negative Food Associations Ruining Your Progress?

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Are Negative Food Associations Ruining Your Progress?

Negative Food Associations The majority of fitness enthusiasts and dieters have been there. The point where your diet seems to being going perfectly according to plan and then BOOM it happens.  You have an unplanned cheat meal which leads to feelings of guilt and regret that completely take over. In an instant, all the positive […]

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Is it Necessary to Eat Clean to be Lean?

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Is it Necessary to Eat Clean to be Lean?

The Ideal Diet Plan Typically, when an individual thinks of the ideal diet for weight loss or getting lean, it includes only nutritious whole food sources.  Also, it is often assumed when we see individuals with outstanding physiques that he or she must have a really good diet in terms of food sources. Although, the […]

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Five Tools to Measure Your Fitness Progress

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Five Tools to Measure Your Fitness Progress

Tools for Measuring Progress You have been busting your tail at the gym, eating healthy, and doing all the right things such as getting plenty of sleep and drinking plenty of water. You feel great, you are fitter, you get better sleep, you have more energy, and everything is going smoothly until you get on […]

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Workout Strategies to Boost Your Strength

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Workout Strategies to Boost Your Strength

Four Powerful Strength Boosting Techniques Did you hit a rut with your strength training? Do you need a way to push through your workout plateau? Are you tired of the same old routine or exercises? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this article is for you. Unfortunately, the body is highly adaptive […]

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