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Easy Way To Grow Lats - Activation vs Pre Exhaust

Easy Way To Grow The Lats - Activation vs Pre Exhaust So how do we activate our lats and why do we even want to? A lot of us have issues with compound movements and are not getting sore after these movements in regards to our lats. So for our Lats, we are firm believers that the pull up...

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​Auto Regulation And How You "Feel"

Auto Regulation And How You "Feel" Auto regulation is about how you should train on any day based on how the bar is moving. Not about how you feel. When it comes to lifting, how you feel on any given day, is not always the best indicator on how you will perform that day. Well then, how do...

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Full Squat Mobility Routine

Full Mobility Routine For Those Who Want To Be Proficient At The Squat This is for the high and low bar squat but is slightly geared more towards high bar squatters. There is nothing wrong with using equipment in your squat. There are benefits to using lifting shoes and a belt while...

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What Is Submaximal Lifting?

What Is Submaximal Lifting? You probably hear it a lot from us, and maybe you still don't really know what it is. Which is why we want to break it down for everyone. We NEED to explain what submaximal lifting to us. Knowledge is power(unless you are Goku, then power is power).What is...

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Cardio For Lifters: HITT

Cardio For Lifters: HIIT We want to talk about cardio. We get a lot of questions about cardio, what to do and what kind. So we want to give a basic overview of the two and get a basic understanding on how to perform a HIIT workout. Whats the difference between low intensity cardio and high...

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​The Missing Back Movement; What Everyone Forgets About​ Ft. Eric Helms

The Missing Back Movement; What Everyone Forgets About In the bodybuilding community, oftentimes movements are identified with muscles. Which is useful, but it's better to understand what the function of a muscle is versus just knowing the movement associated with it. An example being, we...

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Why Am I Stronger When I'm FAT?

Why Am I Stronger When I Am Fat? This is general information! Not everyone is going to be stronger when they are fatter and/or fluffier but for a lot of people this tends to be the case. When you’re bulking (usually when we are fatter), it’s a great time to focus on building that strength....

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Can't Grow Your Delts?

Need Delts? Try This Exercise There are those of us that can never grow our delts no matter what we do. So we have to think and train differently, which is where we bring in the classic, lateral raises. We aren't talking your everyday run of the mill lat raise but our variation on that which...

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Get A Bigger Back: Vertical Pulls

Get A Bigger Back: Vertical Pulls1. Internally Rotated -> Externally Rotated 2. Depress And Pull With Lats 3. Use Full RoM 4. Bring You Or The Bar To Your Chest 5. Elbows Go Out To In Its all about the BACK. The back is an area with both big and small muscles so it is sometimes hard to...

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The Best Assistance Exercise You’re Not Doing

Best Assistance Exercise You’re Not Doing What we find is that people usually tend to ignore is accessory work. Either they do none or they go over the top and do too much. For powerlifting purposes, long term, accessories help you in the 2,3,5 year term versus the 4 week cycle hoping to...

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