Strength & Mass

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4 Hanging Band Exercises That Can Improve Your Powerlifts

Remember the ‘functional training’ craze when people were squatting and pressing on all kinds of unstable surfaces? Barbell squats on Swiss balls? The thought was they achieved better muscle activation and being unstable was more ‘functional’. The idea of adding instability to lifts is sound, but in some cases it is poorly executed and dangerous. …

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3 Partial Range Of Motion Lifts To Boost Your Powerlifting Game

Back in the 1800s, strongmen used partial range of motion (ROM) lifts, like the silver dollar deadlift, to impress the crowds with their feats of strength… because they knew they could lift more weight. The crowds didn’t know this, but the strongmen sure did. Show-offs. Partial ROM lifts returned to fashion in the 1970s, when …

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4 Core Exercises To Actually Improve Your Squat and Deadlift

No matter what your gym or athletic objectives are, crouches and deadlifts play a significant function in getting stronger and injury avoidance, plus they’re the structure of your power and hypertrophy too. To get better at both you require to spend some severe time under and over the bar. But you also require to offer …

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3 Variations to Take Trap Bar Squats to the Next Level

Trap bars might not be competition lifts but if you’re not competing, why should you care? The trap bar, also called a hex bar, can be a great option if you suffer from low back discomfort or if you don’t have the required shoulder or hip mobility to do barbell squats or deadlifts. And even …

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3 Exercises You Can Do On the Floor to Become a Better Powerlifter

Being on the flooring is how you found out to move as a baby and going back to the flooring can assist you work around injuries and get you stronger for the Big 3. (That’s the squat, bench, and deadlift– the competitors motions in powerlifting.) The floor offers you with stability, feedback, and a reduced …

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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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