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Do More Pull-Ups with these 3 Advanced Workouts

do more pull-ups

It seems like every article on pull-ups is about how to go from zero reps to one, but what about those of us trying to do MORE pull-ups? Sometimes, straight sets and reps can be boring or unproductive if you’re

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4 Strategies for Back Friendly Exercises

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I recently finished reading Dr. Stuart McGill’s Back Mechanic book during my return flight from presenting at the Encore Sports Medicine Symposium in Alabama. One of the world’s best spine experts, Dr. McGill presents some extremely practical methods for identifying,

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7 Simple Cues to Improve Your Squat Form

Simple as it may seem, squat form can be incredibly complex, especially if you want to get brutally strong. As a coach and lifter, it’s my job to make this daunting task a little more manageable for my athletes and myself.

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5 Ways to Avoid Deadlift Hitching

deadlift hitching

The deadlift is the most brutally honest of the powerlifts. You either lift it or you don’t. Squats can be high, bench presses can be bounced, but you can’t cheat a deadlift. Deadlift hitching is one of the few ways you

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My 3 Favorite Methods for Muscle Recovery

muscle recovery

The journey is the destination. The chase is better than the catch. Anticipation is greater than realization. All these quotes can be applied to training. And while training is an enjoyable process, it’s the result of training that we’re after: better

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MyFitnessPal: 4 Simple Exercise Tweaks for Stronger Glutes

stronger glutes

By now, you probably know the best exercises for stronger glutes. Squats, deadlifts, swings, lunges, hip thrusts… these are not new ideas. But if you’ve ever coached them or done them yourself, you know that sometimes your quads or your

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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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