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Right Link/Wrong Link: Tweaking Single Leg Exercises for Hypertrophy

I’ll be the first to admit it: I hate single leg exercises. Lunges, split squats, step-ups, they’re all torture as far as I’m concerned. But I hate them a lot less – and value them a lot more – after

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4 Rules for Choosing Accessory Exercises

Last Sunday, we hosted the Powerlifting Fundamentals seminar at 212 Health & Performance in Rumford, Rhode Island. It was my first ever “solo” seminar and it was beyond awesome. Great turnout, great energy and great lifting. During the lecture portion,

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Bodybuilding.com – 2 Pull-Over Variations Your Back Day Needs

The Pull-over is an old-school bodybuilding exercise that was favored by greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman for its back-and-chest-building benefits. It’s pretty versatile, and just a few tweaks to your arm and elbow position can completely transform how

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Pushup Progressions

I like to keep things simple. Pushups are simple, so I like them. One of the most common exercise questions I hear people ask (right next to “how much ya bench?” and “are squats bad for your knees?” [answers: “Not

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Back Extensions

A strong lower back is the foundation of a strong body, but it’s a whole new ballgame when you talk about building a lower back that’s well-muscled, strong AND mechanically efficient. Look at the way someone holds their lower back

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Triceps Kickbacks vs. Skull Crushers

Triceps are where it’s at. Biceps get all the credit, but it’s the three-headed next door neighbor that deserves the spotlight. Whether you’re benching 315, delivering a block in football or filling out your shirt sleeves, the triceps should be

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Pull-Ups

I had the privilege of having Fred DiMenna, a former WNBF pro bodybuilder and exercise physiology PhD, as a professor in grad school. Fred is hands down one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met, and he’s got a serious

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