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How Dangerous Is Lifting Weights, Really?

For as long as I can remember, weight training has been largely viewed as a dangerous activity. The first bite of this reality was served to me as ...

Why Not Wanting to 'Get Bulky' Is a Dumb Reason to Avoid Weight Training

The fear of "getting bulky" is used by many athletes, male and female, as an excuse to avoid the weight room. If you have trained like an animal no...

Why Distance Runners Should Lift Heavy

Traditionally, weight lifting is not a high priority for long-distance runners. If they even step foot in the weight room, those workouts typically...

It's Not 'Training Like a Man.' It's Training Like an Athlete

"Coach, I don't want to look like a man." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase. It's one of the biggest misconceptions regarding ...

Progressive Overload Is the Concept You Must Understand to Make Consistent Gains in the Weight Room

Progressive overload essentially means doing more work over time. This principle is based on the concept that your body eventually adapts to the de...