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Why You Should Use a Trap Bar Instead of a Barbell for Your Jump Training

A higher vertical jump can take months, even years, to develop. Taking a vertical from the mid-20s to the high-30s is something that requires signific...

A World-Renowned Sports Surgeon Urges You to Stop Using These 6 Dumb Exercises

You can exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don't do exercises that a...

How to Build an Effective Gym on a Shoestring Budget

I am often asked by aspiring trainers and coaches how they can go about upgrading or designing a home gym for either themselves and/or small group ses...

3 Reasons Why Kettlebells Should Be A Part Of Every Training Program

Kettlebells are great strength training, rehab and performance tools that have rapidly grown in popularity over the past few years. While once seen...

23 Exercises Proven to Build a Muscular Chest and Enormous Arms

They may often be referred to as "show muscles" or "mirror muscles," but a bigger chest and jacked arms never hurt anybody. Well, they may have hur...

How Bar Position Can Make or Break Your Front Squat

The Back Squat will likely always be the most popular Squat variation, but my favorite rests the barbell directly on your collarbone and can put you t...

Dumbbell Push Press: How-To, Benefits and Common Mistakes

The Dumbbell Push Press is a variation of the traditional Barbell Push Press that develops lower-body power, shoulder strength and shoulder size. Read...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

Use Pre-Exhaustion Supersets to Get Stronger

One question that strength coaches constantly get is: how do I push through a plateau. There are lots of ways to train around your main lifts to improve...

The Workout Terms and Equipment Athletes Need to Know

If you're new to working out, some of the terms you might hear spoken around the weight room or have read on your workout chart might seem like a fore...

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