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3 Strategies Every Lifter Can Use to Stay Productive At Home

Unless you literally live under a rock in the middle of the rainforest you know how much the COVID-19 epidemic is upsetting daily life around the world. Without getting into the political aspects of the matter, I want to acknowledge how difficult and frustrating this type of disruption can be for a diligent fitness advocate …

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6 Great Bodyweight Exercises for Powerlifters (Try These At Home!)

What happens when we’re matched with an amount of time where equipment might be slightly restricted and we have a need for a consistently high training stimulus? We find ourselves attempting to as creative as possible. For the devoted powerlifter, three movement patterns require to be trained consistently for success: Upper Push Lower Pull Lower …

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Sling Shot Extreme “X” Vs SBD Knee Sleeves | Who’s the Winner?

There are a lot of different knee sleeve options on the market and it can be overwhelming at times finding the perfect pair for your needs. Factor in that most sleeves come with a fairly hefty price tag and this decision only gets more complicated.  Two of the more popular knee sleeve options for strength …

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Arnold Sports Festival Spectators Were Allowed, Then Prohibited Again In Confusing Series of Announcements

The circumstances and communication surrounding the four-day 2020 Arnold Sports Festival, which began today in Columbus, Ohio have caused significant confusion over the past couple of days. Here is a timeline of what happened when and where things currently stand. Tuesday Evening: The Cancelation Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, alongside public …

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Is Sumo Deadlifting Really Cheating? The Final Nail In the Coffin

The sumo deadlift is unfaithful, this phrase is typically tossed around in different powerlifting circles. The debate typically focuses around the differences in variety of movement between the sumo and traditional deadlift styles. The argument is overly simple and sounds something like this … ” The sumo deadlift allows you to move the bar a …

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7 Kettlebell Accessories to Integrate into Your Powerlifting Off Season

One of my favorite things to do after a powerlifting satisfy is dive back into the wide world of kettlebells. The kinds of power-based, heavy ballistic moves that I like to do with kettlebells do not often fit into the training in the 9-12 weeks leading up to a competitors, when you have actually got …

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Finding the Right Gym

Finding the right gym can be difficult, especially when there are so many fitness options available today. Getting into a gym can be pretty intimidating if you are a woman, especially if you have been eyeing the free weights section. Some gyms have weight rooms just for women, and others have women-only hours. You mightRead …

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Rewards for Weight Loss

Struggling to find rewards for weight loss that don’t involve food? Trust me, I know. How often have I seen a loss on the scale or fit into something smaller only to throw it all away, thinking ‘I’ve earned this!’ while digging into a calorie laden meal. Don’t get me wrong, you need to treatRead …

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What Do Lifters Mean When They Say Create “Long Arms” In the Deadlift?

An awesome, and sometimes misunderstood cue in the deadlift, is to create long arms. In theory, it seems like a simple cue, right? It’s just means make sure the arms are straight and make them “long” compared to what their length is compared to when there’s any form of flexion at the elbow. Well, yes …

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