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Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

3 Reasons Hockey Players Should Never Train to Failure

Training to failure is something that's done in hockey gyms across the world on an almost daily basis. And in my opinion, it's a gigantic mistake. ...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

What is RPE? The System That Guarantees Consistently Great Workouts

Let's start with a simple question: How much weight should you put on the bar if you want to get stronger? The obvious answer to this broad questio...

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

Are You Ready to Barbell Overhead Press? Here's How to Tell

If the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift are the "Big 3" of powerlifting, the Barbell Overhead Press rounds out the "Big 4" because of its ability to bu...

4 Squat Variations That Should Be in Your Training Arsenal

Many trainers, coaches and lifters believe that the basic Barbell Back Squat is the ultimate lift. They're not necessarily wrong, but some issues can ...

Are You a Teen Athlete Looking For an Edge? Try Eating Twice Before Lunch

Nutrition is a weapon. Most young athletes don't realize this. They put in the hard work—they lift, they run, they practice. But the reality is e...

Why High School Athletes Shouldn't Obsess Over the Number on The Scale

One of the most popular places to be in my weight room is around the scale. I have teen athletes checking every single day to see if they have "gai...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

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