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3 Ways to Increase Your Vertical Jump During Basketball Season

Basketball season is in full swing and I'm getting questions from athletes, coaches and parents about improving vertical jump. This is an especially f...

How Eccentrics and Isometrics Can Produce Results Your Entire Training Career

Most athletes never give a second thought to training tempo. They think about things like load and reps and maybe even exercise selection, but rare...

Kettlebells: What They Are and Why You Should Train With Them

Tour any modern gym and you're bound to stumble upon a section littered with kettlebells. A kettlebell looks like a cannonball with a handle. They ...

Want Bigger Arms and Back? Try This Tempo Training Tweak

Time under tension is a frequently used metric in muscle-building and strength and conditioning programs. Time under tension refers to the length o...

How an Unusual Training Tool Called the 'Viking Attachment' Changed My Workouts

The Landmine has become a popular way to help athletes train a variety of fundamental movements. With a barbell and a landmine attachment, you can per...

Is BODYPUMP a Good Workout?

BODYPUMP. It claims to be the world's most popular barbell workout, yet most people conquer it without ever lifting more than 35 pounds. While "...

20 Exercises To Look and Move Like an Athlete in 2020

                      Your workout needs an upgrade. If you're still performing the same exercises ...

A Peloton Bike Probably Won't Get You Your Dream Body. Here's Why

Peloton is taking over the world. The exercise equipment and media company that was founded in 2012 is now valued at over $8 billion. The basic ...

Why You Should Ditch Your Alternate Grip Deadlift

The Deadlift is one of the greatest expressions of strength a human being can display. The Deadlift is an exercise that can help all other exercise...

'Beatdown' Workouts Are More Popular Than Ever. But Are They Good?

There are those workouts that just absolutely crush you. Workouts that push you to the brink of your physical limits. Workouts that make you question ...

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