Cory DeDell

dumbbell, sport, weights

Why the dumbbell row should not be in your routine (and what you should do instead)

Exercise selection is an important consideration when designing a program, but remains poorly understood. Many trainees unfortunately rely on the advice of authoritative figures who have no right being as such, which is why many are still uninformed on the subject of selecting exercises that effectively target the musculature they want to grow. Since the …

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Why pre-workout caffeine is overrated and possibly harmful for your gains

Walk into any serious gym with your gym bag void of supplements and you’ll be out of place. You’re even more out of place if you enter the gym without 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine rushing through your veins. I’m talking about everyone’s favorite supplement drug, caffeine. “Fueling up” before a workout with a caffeinated beverage has become as …

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Everything you need to know about human energy balance

Gaining muscle and losing fat is fundamentally a matter of energy balance. Most understand the concept of “Calories in vs. Calories out,” but this is over-simplistic for the serious trainee that wants a solid understanding of human energy balance. This article will cover everything you need to know to understand the nuances of energy balance …

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This is why you should stop doing the reverse dumbbell fly (and what you should do instead)

The posterior deltoid is a muscle that gets much attention in the gym because it’s needed to achieve the “3D deltoids” you want. The posterior delt gets trained well when you perform compound pulling exercises such as chin-ups, pull-ups, and rows. However, this is often not enough for serious trainees that are looking to squeeze …

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