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The Differences Between High-Bar Vs. Low-Bar Squats Explained

When you’re getting yourself pumped up for a heavy squat session, you always want to head in with a game plan — you’ll want to know how you’re warming up, how many reps and sets you’re doing, and at what intensity. You also need to know what type of squat you’re planning to do, which …

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Want a Big and Strong Chest? Start Using the Svend Press In Your Training

“You need to feel the muscle work” is a saying that’s common in the fitness world. Feel a muscle contract and common sense says that it’s being targeted and taxed. However, an exercise that one person feels may not yield the same effect for another lifter. One move that forces this contractile feeling better than …

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Your Definitive Guide to Sumo Versus Conventional Deadlifts

The deadlift is one of the best exercises for building muscle, strength, and all-around athleticism. A proficient deadlifter needs clean hip-hinge mechanics, mobility, and raw strength. Not only does the deadlift test all of these traits — it builds them up. So when someone asks “Should I deadlift?” the answer is a no-brainer (assuming one’s …

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The JM Press Is Your Secret Weapon to Bigger and Stronger Triceps

Your triceps — the muscle that sits on the back of your arm and flexes your elbow — are important for building bigger arms and moving more weight on the bench press. And few moves are better at strengthening and growing the triceps than the JM Press — a bench press-skull crusher hybrid that allows …

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Floor Press Vs. Bench Press — Is One Better Than the Other?

If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that …

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Floor Press Vs. Bench Press — Is One Better Than the Other?

If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that …

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Powerlifting Plus Weightlifting: How to Train for the 5-Lift Super Total

Pose a powerlifting versus weightlifting question on social media, and you’ll likely never see the end of the comments section. But followers of the Super Total training method would ask, “Why not both?” Super Total training combines the five main lifts from both powerlifting (squat, bench, and deadlift) and weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk). …

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The Ultimate 10-Week Powerbuilding Workout Routine for Mass and Strength

Powerbuilding exercise programs are nothing brand-new in the world of strength sports– it’s an old item with a new label. Really, powerbuilding is an exercise program that integrates powerlifting-style training with bodybuilding for a one-two mix of strength and size. The idea sounds simple– because, well, it is– but there’s still a bit to discover …

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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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