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The Glutes: Exercises For Size & Strength

Glute Exercises For Size And Strength Why do we want to put mass on our ass? When it comes to training, strong glutes are essential to build a big squat and a big deadlift. Really any lower body movement, requires mass on that ass. Strong Glutes = Big Deadlift & Squat The issue we...

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The Traps: The Real Way To Do Shrugs

The Traps: The Real Way To Do Shrugs With Alberto Nunez We all want those big beautiful traps and unfortunately some of us just aren't genetically predetermined to having them naturally. Some of us are gifted and some of us just aren't. Those of us that do have to work a hard to build them...

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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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