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What are Jump Squats, And Why Should I Do Them?

Athletes in all sports need power. This is about exerting force quickly. This is important for sprinting, changing directions, throwing, hitting, kick...

The Easy Alternative to Olympic Lifts That Can Get Anyone More Explosive

Mike Boyle loves Cleans. Being able to explosively move a significant amount of weight from point A to point B—and catch it with control—confer...

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...

Watch Saquon Barkley Carry a Heavy Trap Bar Up a Hill Like It's Nothing

LeBron James may possess the ultimate athlete body, but NFL rookie running back Saquon Barkley might be closing in on him at a rapid pace. Saqu...

New Study Shows You May Not Need Olympic Lifts to Increase Your Vertical Jump

Dunking a basketball, catching a football over a defender, elevating to spike a volleyball are all athletic movements where a big vertical jump is a h...

Jump Higher and Run Faster With These 5 Trap Bar Exercises

Wanting to jump higher and run faster are probably two of the reasons you stepped into the weight room in the first place. The great thing is that we ...

2 Shoulder Workouts That'll Build Bigger Traps

There are various opinions on the best way to train the traps (trapezius muscles). Singling out one specific day or method to train the traps is...

4 Unique Ways to Get Stronger With a Trap Bar

The Trap Bar Deadlift is a great substitute to the conventional Deadlift. Using the trap bar helps change the way deadlifts feel, and makes them more...

How to Use a Short Workout the Day Before a Game to Increase Your Explosiveness

Training to increase explosiveness is no easy task. You can spend months trying to gain an inch on your vertical or shave a millisecond off your sprint...

Trap Bar Exercises for Upper-Body Gains

The Trap Bar or Hex Bar, depending on what you have heard it referred as, has been touted as an alternative to a straight bar deadlift for many people....

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