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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...

You're Probably Neglecting Your Posterior Chain. Here's How to Train It

To achieve maximum strength levels, you must be well-rounded in your training. Many athletes are quick to train the "beach muscles"—biceps, trice...

This 2-Move Drill Torches Fat and Builds Muscle

Whether you're thinking about enhancing performance in sport or improving how you look, at the end of the day, it's all about getting better. Getti...

This Little-Known Deadlift Variation Will Light Your Glutes and Hamstrings on Fire

I'm always tweaking and modifying assistance exercises. By varying a movement, you change the training stimulus, prevent boredom, and keep training...

Back to Basics: a 4-Week Workout Plan to Kickstart Your Fitness

You've heard the phrase, "You must crawl before you can walk." Whether you haven't missed a gym session in two years or your treadmill is currently...

Skip the Barbell: 9 Power Exercises Anyone Can Do

Expressing power is all about one's ability to generate force quickly. It's a vital quality to have in any sport, whether you're looking to get off...

How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

Hey, Skinny Kid: Here's What You Need to Do to Bulk Up

I'm always surprised by just how skinny high school boys are nowadays. I look around and see skinny guys all over the place. Now don't get me wrong...

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...

Why Tuzar Skipper Could Be a UDFA Gem for the New York Giants

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Tuzar Skipper always told his mom he was one day going to play in the NFL. Now he's not only in the league, but i...

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