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Op-Ed: Running is Futile. Why You Shouldn’t Start Running Just Because Gyms Are Closed

Editor’s note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the author’s and don’t always show the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, viewpoints, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. I just recently made a journey to get groceries. It was unusual. I had been sheltered inside …

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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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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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3 Back Squat Alternatives for Cranky Shoulders

It is challenging to downplay the benefits of back squats for strength athletes. They assist develop the glutes, quads, hips, and need a steady core. Squat strength is necessary for Olympic lifting, deadlifting expertise ( leg drive), and is a suitable motion in basically every sport. Not to mention it’s a practical motion for everyday …

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