Tag Archives: Strength Training

Why I Am Moving to the Front Squat

The back squat is often considered the holy grail of strength in many gyms and weight rooms all across the world. Men and women strive to put extreme weights across their back and sit down and stand back up with it. It does have an ability to make people really …

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5 Tips for the Tall Lifter From a Tall Lifter

Being tall is both a blessing and a curse, take it from me I know. Being 6’4” in the 8th grade, and finally topping out at 6’7”, I feel like I am kind of an expert at being tall. Being tall makes it easy to see over people at concerts …

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The Favorite Upper Body Exercise of Top Fitness Pros

And we are back with another edition of the “favorite exercise” but the “bros” may get more out of this exercise. We know most of you skip leg day anyways. We got the crew back to tell us their favorite upper body exercise. The group brought the heat again with …

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A Safer Way to Bent-over Row

The bent-over row has been a staple of strength training and bodybuilding programs for decades. You can find a plethora of pictures and videos of big, strong people doing the bent-over row and their wide backs, bulging biceps, and massive forearms are the proof in the pudding. The bent-over row …

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Is Running an Entry Level Exercise?

I first want to begin this blog post by stating that this contains mostly my opinion about running. I hope to back my opinion with my own personal experiences of dealing with runners and the issues they face. It is also my opinion that distance running sucks….I’d much rather be …

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Why You Need a Strength Coach

I’m just going to go ahead and say it…everybody NEEDS a strength coach. Most sport athletes understand the importance of a strength or performance coach to help t hem reach their full potential. Most newbies in the fitness world should hire a strength coach or personal trainer, but even the …

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Exercise You Should Try: The Landmine Squat

The squat is called the king of leg exercises by many people, but there are a few problems. Most people do not know how to squat correctly in the first place, and many of those who do are dealing with some sort of injury. Mobility restriction or body structure (leg …

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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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Girl Push-ups: Please Stop! There is a Better Option

I know what you’re thinking, “Another push-up article?” Well this one is important, and needs to be stated. STOP WITH THE “GIRL PUSH-UPS”!!!!! Nothing makes my eyes bleed more than the “girl push-up”, or a push-up done from the knees. In fact, the name is offensive to women. I know …

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10 Push-up Variations to a Build Strong, Muscular Upper Body

Push-up Variations

The American males species is obsessed with the bench press, even to a point of becoming reliant upon it. Shoot there is even an “International Chest Day”, or Mondays. “How much ya bench bro?” is a common question heard between “bros” in gyms across the world. Truthfully, everybody would probably …

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