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Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

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The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

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Nutrition Quest 3

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