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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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​3 Best Chest Exercises For Muscle Gain

3 Best Chest Exercises For Muscle Gain This is all about the 3 top exercises to build your best chest.We want those big pecs and the exercises to get us there. So what we have found to have the best gains is from a three fold method, based around strength and progress. Just like we are always...

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​The Basics Of Bulking & Fat Loss Everyone Should Know

The Basics Of Bulking & Fat Loss Everyone Should Know Some people are able to eat whatever they want and lift as much as they want and still get jacked or lean. For most of us, it just isn't that way. We need to be more precise with procedures we do, the information we give out and how...

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​Powerlifting Buzzwords: Concurrent VS Conjugate VS Daily Undulating

Powerlifting Buzzwords: Concurrent VS Conjugate VS Daily Undulating What do all these things, these terms that we hear all the time in the gym actually mean? Concurrent, conjugate, block periodization, daily undulating periodization. What are they? These terms are thrown about a lot and...

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You Do Not NEED Squats Or Deadlifts

You Do Not NEED Squats Or Deadlifts Some people say that squats and deadlifts are mandatory and you MUST do them no matter what. In reality, exercise selection is very important and dependent on the athlete(you) and your ultimate goals when it comes to lifting. If you are planning on...

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3 Best Leg Exercises For Gains

3 Best Leg Exercises For Gains If you want to read this whole article, PLEASE DO! If not, you can scroll down and you will see the bold words which correspond to each of the 3 leg exercises. We have covered this multiple times in the past, that volume is the biggest indicator for...

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