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Upper Back Training to Build Your Bench Press

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It’s no secret that a big upper back is important for being strong at just about anything. And I feel like it’s a strength training rite of passage when you realize that in order to build a big bench press,

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5 More Deload Week Mistakes

At our Optimizing the Big 3 seminar this past weekend, we spent a good chunk of our lecture section talking about training philosophy and program design. When the topic of when to use a deload week came up, people had

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4 Ways to Build Confidence for Powerlifting

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What if I told you that to become a better powerlifter, you should spend less time building muscle and take more time to build confidence? If you’ve been a powerlifter for any appreciable time, you’ve likely competed and fell short

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The Bench Press Arch: 4 Reasons Why You SHOULD Use It

God bless the internet. It gives everyone a platform to voice their opinion, whether others want to hear it or not. Particularly in the world of powerlifting, it provides plenty of opportunities to give unsolicited advice to other lifters about techinque.

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3 Strategies to Break Your Bench Press Plateau

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The bench press likes to stall hard and fast more than any of the other big barbell lifts. There’s less muscle mass involved during the bench compared to the squat or deadlift, so there’s less room for technical error and

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Power Development for Powerlifters: 3 Underutilized Methods

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Power development for powerlifters sounds pretty redundant. I mean, they’ve got “power” in their name so they must be pretty powerful, right? Actually, powerlifters have the most deceiving title in all of strength sports. Strongmen are indeed strong and weightlifters

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6 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press Lockout

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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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