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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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Pros and Cons of the Safety Squat Bar for Front Squats

In the last few years, the front squat has gotten a revival as a significant training lift for strength sports other than competitive weightlifting. Together with this rise in appeal came a variation with a safety squat bar(SSB) that is much easier for numerous professional athletes to perform without yielding the advantages of the movement. …

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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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How To Go Back To The Gym The Wrong Way

Figuring out when to go back to the gym isn’t about you — it’s about everyone around you. But as gyms reopen in states across the country, getting back to the gym is probably on your mind. When you do eventually go back, you’ve got to make sure you’re doing it right — which includes …

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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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Meet the Man Who Just Made the Heaviest Bench Press of All Time

No big offer, just the heaviest bench press of perpetuity. In late June, 35- year-old Will Barotti made a jaw-dropping multiply equipped bench press of 1,105 pounds (5012 kg) and the biggest bench in history nearly flew under the radar. Barotti does not have an Instagram or a Reddit account. We just captured the video …

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Does Powerlifting Improve Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and deadlifts are about the coolest ways to spend your time, but should you train them both? Probably not. Why? We’ve roped in Chad Wesley Smith to answer this hotly debated question. He’s a sports performance coach who was a two-time collegiate national champion in shot put, he’s consulted for the British Olympic …

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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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