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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...

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 Almost No One Should Straight Bar Deadlift

Mike Boyle believes every athlete should Deadlift. He also believes no athlete—aside from powerlifters—should Straight Bar Deadlift. Why? ...

Training a Team in the Weight Room? 5 Simple Hacks You Should Be Using

You can find several similarities between training the average person and training the competitive athlete. Since I'm a coach with experience in both ...

The 'Big Lifts' Aren't Great for Tall People. Here's How They Should Tackle Them

Weight training is not one size fits all. Certainly not all individuals are built or move the same. This world was not created for people who are a...

4 Exercises to Destroy Your Biggest Deadlift Flaws

Dave Tate, founder of EliteFTS and a legend in the powerlifting community, likes to say that any struggle in a barbell lift can be traced back to one ...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

The Right Way to Test Your One-Rep Max (and How to PR More Often)

Some coaches tell you to forget about your one-rep max because the injury risk of testing it is too high. I am not one of those coaches. While I ag...

5 Reasons Your Knees Always Hurt (and How to Finally Fix Them)

No one likes dealing with nagging pain. For athletes looking to enhance performance and get after it, such pain is particularly troublesome. All...

Why Every Athlete Needs In-Season Strength Training (and How to Do It Right)

You've just spent the last four to six months training hard and pushing your body to new limits. You have gotten bigger, stronger and faster with hope...

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