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A Weak Lower Back Could Be Limiting Your Big Lifts. This Exercise Will Fix It Fast

The lower back is the linchpin in heavy lower-body movements. One look at the spinal erector development of Olympic weightlifters tells us how incr...

New Bench Press Study Finds Surprising Results

You know that weird dude at the gym you always laugh at for bench pressing with his feet up? He might be onto something… Hear me out. A new st...

4 Hacks to Make Your Muscle-Building Workouts More Effective

It takes a lot of commitment to go to the gym or weight room and give your best effort. Many people, be them athletes or average Joes, share a comm...

3 RDL Mistakes Hurting Your Back

The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is what I consider to be an essential exercise for athletes of all ages and experience levels, but has certainly developed...

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...

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