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Beginner Series Part 5: Progressive Overload

Progressive Overload Progressive overload is a core concept in strength training, and in practice is the main driver for strength gains over the long term. So what is it? I have read some complicated descriptions of Progressive Overload, and they can be helpful as you make your way...

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Beginner Series Part 4: Maxing Out

Maxing Out When can I max out? I used to think about this all the time, it’s what I lived for. I essentially maxed out every week for longer than I care to admit. And still, as a coach, I have lifters ask me very often when they can max out. Newer lifters want to “know where they’re at”...

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Beginner Series Part 3: ​Picking A Program

Picking A Program Now it’s time for the really fun stuff. It’s time to choose a program. I’m going to go through what I consider to be the most important things to keep in mind when you are picking a program as a beginner. These are things I wish I had thought about when I was just getting...

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Beginner Series Part 2: Goal Setting

Beginner Series: Goal Setting Setting goals for yourself is one of those things that seems so obvious, but often gets overlooked. Usually you know what your general goals are before you get into the gym: get stronger, feel better, be healthier, etc. But once you are in the gym and starting...

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Beginner Series Part 1: Just Get Started

Beginners Series: Just Get Started There are many things I wish I could go back and tell myself 10 years ago, when I was brand new to lifting and training. Looking back at old training logs and diet plans, I can’t help but cringe. What was I thinking!? I spent a lot of time worrying about...

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Why Pump Training WON'T Make You Massive

Why Pump Training WON'T Make You Massive You should not chase the pump! When training we want to look at the big picture. So what do we mean by pump training? Well, don’t solely train with the pump in mind. Honestly, this is what a lot beginners or bros(we didnt want to say it) do, they...

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​Simple Size Tips That People Forget

Simple Size Tips Tip 1: Find that movement that your body responds well to Find the one movement where you really feel the muscles that you're meant to feel. We see a lot of people never finding the exercises that work best for their body. Not everyone responds to every movement the...

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Why You Don't Need “Perfect” Form

Why You Don't Need “Perfect” Form For most individuals you don’t need perfect technique in order to get the results that you’re after. This does not mean that technique isn’t supremely important when it comes to your lifting. So what does that mean? Well, technique is invaluable, but...

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Always Do This Before You Deadlift

Always Do This Before You Deadlift This is something that gets looked over all too often. Or even if you do, do this, its only done before your first rep and not between reps. This will help not only in your strength but with rep consistency and can be better for your body overall. So...

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Why Strength Programs Don't Build Muscle

Why Your Strength Program Might Not Build You Muscle This is something that is more common than you'd think. Essentially, for those that want to get strong, you have accumulated too much fatigue(which you need to do for strength) which then leaves you unable to get sufficient volume to...

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