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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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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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3 Kettlebell Workouts to Help Powerlifters Build Stronger Glutes

If you’re looking to build a powerful squat and formidable deadlift, there’s no way around it — you need to develop strong glutes. If you’re yanking the bar off the ground and mostly relying on your low back to do the work, you’re not only setting yourself up for injury, but you’re not going to …

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Three Alternative Methods to Build Strength and Size When Progress Stalls

For numerous strength professional athletes, progression is an uncomplicated concept and appears like the following: Start with linear development (e.g., StrongLifts) Implement periodization (like in my 12- week intermediate program) Add sophisticated ideas (DUP, conjugate techniques, etc.) Those three steps will take most lifters pretty close to their ultimate potential. That’s a pretty basic issue …

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Touch and Don’t Go? An Easy Answer for Your Deadlift Problem

I get a great deal of deadlift-specific questions, and I understand why: it can be a truly discouraging lift! That’s specifically real when you experience a stubborn sticking point. If you’re not already familiar with the term, a sticking point describes a particular part of the variety of motion where the bar tends to actually …

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