Strength & Mass

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Hey, Powerlifters – Don’t Be Embarrassed To Continue Group Fitness After Quarantine

If you’re an all-barbells-all-the-time lifter — otherwise known as a “what’s a warmup?” or “whomst is cardio?” lifter — you might well never have stepped foot into a group fitness class. But then the pandemic hit, and even if you have the most wide-ranging array of bodyweight exercises to program for yourself… sometimes working out …

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3 Foolproof Ways to Never Have a Bad Workout Again (Seriously!)

We’ve all been there.  You head into the gym feeling great, your warmups move like butter, and then…everything somehow goes wrong. You miss your top set, or your technique falls apart, or – god forbid – you even get injured.   Bad days suck, and there’s no way around that fact.  But there are ways to …

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Better Glutes, Better Pulls: How Powerlifters Should Approach Posterior Training

It goes without saying that booty training is, well, a “hot” subject on social media (pun intended). While glute training guidance is usually tailored towards females, the truth is, everybody, specifically powerlifters, can take advantage of reinforcing their glutes. I ‘d go so far as to state that a lot of powerlifters disregard their whole …

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4 Barbell Exercises You Should Try Adding Bands To

Resistance bands are one of my favorite training accessory tools. Not only can you stretch and train in multiple planes of motion  but adding them to barbell and dumbbell exercises challenges the muscle at the end of the motion where the weight feels the lightest. Because the further the band stretches the greater the resistance which …

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6 Ways to Modify Powerlifts When the Barbells Are All Taken

In this time of social distancing, low capacity health clubs, and lifters missing the barbell, there is a strong chance that when you’re lifting you either do not have access to a barbell or they’re being used up. Or you may be anxious about using a barbell after someone else. In any case it’s a …

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Bar Floating Away From You In the Deadlift? Try This!

Bar path is essential for strong deadlifts regardless you pull sumo or traditional In the deadlift, if bar path is a problem, then most likely take advantages of are not being enhanced. Consider the last time you tried to lockout a heavy deadlift and the bar floated far from the body, remember how difficult it …

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5 Lateral Movements Every Powerlifter Should Do

If your feet have ever moved throughout a squat or you can’t find a strong position for your bench press leg drive, you already understand how crucial lateral stability is to the sport of powerlifting. Sure, our bread and butter lifts happen in the sagittal aircraft– our bodies aren’t moving side-to-side at all. Straight up …

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Julius Maddox’s Favorite Bench-Boosting Accessory Lifts

If you want to be at your best, you should take some time to learn from the best, right? When it comes to the flat barbell bench press, no one is better on the raw version of the classic powerlifting move than Julius Maddox. The 6’3” powerhouse from Kentucky not only broke the all-time world …

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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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5 Foolproof Tips to Build a Stronger Deadlift

If there is one thing that’s certain in life, it’s that everyone wants a bigger deadlift. In fact, we would guess that’s the exact reason why you clicked on this article in the first place! One program that can sometimes come along with wanting a bigger deadlift — and ironically at that — is the …

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