Tag Archives: Deadlift

Should Everyone Deadlift?? No and Yes, Let Me Explain

Should everyone deadlift?? In the traditional straight bar from the floor with heavy weights fashion? No, but if you can it definitely will give you some street cred. But if you are talking about basic human movement, yes. In short, a deadlift is a hip hinge, one of the basic …

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Master the Hip Hinge: The Powerhouse of Athletic Movement

Want to be strong and powerful? We’ve all heard the saying “it’s all in the hips” and it couldn’t have been more true. This is why it is so important to master the hip hinge. The hip hinge, which can simply be described as hip extension, is one of the …

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Build Your Lats for a Bigger Deadlift

If you’ve deadlifted heavy before then you have failed on a weight once or twice, if you haven’t…then you probably aren’t lifting heavy and what fun is that??? A poor set-up, especially in setting the latissimus dorsi, can be troublesome in completing the deadlift. Poor activation of the lats can …

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Top 5 Exercises To Help You Look Good

All exercises are not created equal. Some allow for more weigh to be lifted, some involve more musculature, and others help create a better physique. Here are my top 5 exercises for looking good. 1. Squats The King of All Exercises! The squat, in all it’s many forms, is one …

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Don’t Look Up!! While Squatting

I still remember high school weight training class when I was first introduced to the squat. I was a 6’4″ lanky sophomore, with hopes of being able to dunk and dominate like Shaq. Long story short, that dream never really came to fruition. But I remember first learning to squat …

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Movement vs. Muscles Part 2: Lower Body Movement

Lower body strength and quality of movement has a greater effect on fitness, athletic performance, and every day life. Lower body strength allows you to create a greater ground reaction force, or the force that we place into the ground to jump, run, and even walk. Studies have shown that …

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