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29 Lessons from 29 Years

I just realized that I didn’t post a “28 Lessons from 28 years” on my birthday last year. I also realized over a week late that I didn’t write one on my birthday this year either. Before senility fully sets

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6 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press Lockout

bench press lockout

I used to think the bench press lockout was something raw lifters didn’t need to train. If you lifted raw and you missed at lockout, it was because you messed up something in your setup. Or so I thought. While the

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4 Warm Up Mistakes You’re Probably Making

warm up mistakes

The warm up is the salad of exercise. It’s not very exciting, but you know it’s good for you and you should probably have it before you get to the meat and potatoes. Luckily, with the increased popularity of functional training, a

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Best of 2016: Videos

The next edition of the Bonvec Strength Best of 2016 series features the most-viewed videos of the year across several platforms. Technique Tuesday The Technique Tuesday video series didn’t miss a week in 2016, so we’ve got 52 clips to choose

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Best of 2016: Articles

2016 was a pretty amazing year. I had some big life events happen, including getting married and buying a house. Some cool stuff went down at Bonvec Strength too, and today I’ll recap my five most-viewed articles of the year.

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4 Steps to Declutter Your Training Programs


My wife and I just bought our first home. It’s super exciting to have a house that’s completely our own, but moving was NOT an easy process. Paperwork, packing, meetings, packing, phone calls, more packing. Did I mention packing? In the

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10 Lessons from My First 400 Pound Bench Press

400 pound bench press

Two weeks ago, I completed my first 400 pound bench press. This had been a goal of mine since the second I hit my first 315 press, which was a LONG time ago. The journey from the 3’s to the

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