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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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What To Do When You're Sick

How To Factor In Illness Into Your Program When we get sick do we continue where we left off in our program OR do we have to reset completely and lose all of our progress? This all depends on what kind of sickness we have. As humans, we get sick, its bound to happen sometime. We might get a...

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​How To Warm Up Effectively

How To Warm Up Effectively This is one of those things we get asked constantly but doesn't get the same amount of coverage/attention that something like, "How To Bench Effectively" might. That being said, it is super important to warm up and yet often times we do a poor job at it or even...

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Quick & Easy Squat Tips

Quick & Easy Squat Tips Watch the above video to see these tips(below) applied. Multiple things we look for in a squat. Maintain neutral back, squeeze our traps together, those scapula together, keep that nice firm platform for the bar to sit on, we want to hit depth, with the hip...

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Squat Stability: Structure vs. Function

Squat Stability: Structure vs. Function STOP Squatting Wide (If You Can't Pass This Test) A big problem in fitness is misappropriating strength and stability. We know right away that strength and endurance are different, being strong doesn’t make you a great runner automatically. Strength...

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​Tips For Tall Squatters

Tips For Tall Squatters Tall people can squat very well BUT most are just not taught proper form and/or don’t practice it. Getting into it, what is different about a tall persons squat versus that of shorter. The first obvious answer is the longer legs. We have to find a way to hit depth...

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Training Will NOT Make You Lose Weight

Training Will NOT Make You Lose Weight As the title says, training alone will not make you lose weight. We aren't trying to be a downer, we just want to be real about something that most of us don't know. A ton of us think we lose a lot more calories while we are in the gym, than we...

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​The #1 Fitness Mistake You Can Make

The #1 Fitness Mistake You Can Make This is something that can apply to anyone no matter where they are on their fitness journey. A lot of people set their end goal, without the steps required to achieve that goal. Goals are harder to achieve than you realize. Always ask yourself (not to be...

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How To Build A Massive Chest: The 100 Rep Workout

How To Build A Massive Chest (100 Rep Workout) So this time we are talking all about building a massive chest using compound movements and practical guidelines that will allow you to shape your workouts if your goal is to maximize hypertrophy. This is for those who are focusing on...

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