Monday, December 30, 2013

Introducing the Deadlift

Tired of the leg press and abduction and adduction machines? Nice quads, but no ass? Want to see the muscular strength and development of your posterior chain skyrocket? Take the next step in your training by incorporating the deadlift.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

5 Magic Kool-Aid Exercises That Will Have You Feeling Your Best

Do you ever feel tightness in your low back? a pinch in your shoulder? a knot in your upper back? a shooting pain in the front of your shin?

The exercises here-in might just be your magic kool-aid. They are designed to "activate" muscles that may have "fallen asleep" over the course of the day (lifetime) you spend sitting hunched over at a desk. Best of all, you can do them anywhere, any time, no equipment necessary. In particular, try incorporating them into your warm-up before a session of resistance training. Or, as a way to save time, do them between sets of strength exercises.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Fallacy of the Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

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Recently, legendary strength coach Mark Rippetoe came out with an article criticizing high-repetition Olympic lifting. Rippetoe makes some decent points in his article, but in the end, he fails to support his claims.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

10 Signs That You Are (Or Want To Be) a Meathead

1. You do one set of quarter squats, add 200 more pounds to the bar, ponder it for several minutes, and walk away never to return.

2. You do a set of deadlifts at 50% of your 1RM with a round back, a weight belt, and lifting straps.