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4 Ways to Sneak More Upper Back Volume into Your Workouts

A strong upper back is arguably THE most important physical attribute for any strength endeavor. You can have monstrously strong legs, but without a strong back, you’ll never squat or deadlift impressive weight. And no matter how big your arms are

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How to Warm Up in 10 Minutes or Less

I had a good talk with a friend of mine the other day on my drive home. My former training partner and roommate during grad school, we were both pretty darn strong, but couldn’t be more different. He was simple, I

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MyFitnessPal: 5 Moves for Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Since I started working at Cressey Sports Performance about a year ago, I’ve learned more than I ever could have imagined about the human shoulder, and there’s a lot more to learn. The knowledge I’ve gained has helped me better

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5 Ways to Improve Your Powerlifting Longevity

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Powerlifting is a tough sport that will beat you into the ground if you let it. Squatting, bench pressing and deadlifting maximal weights isn’t exactly comfortable. Like Greg Robins says, powerlifting is an extreme sport and you have to be

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4 Mistakes Skinny Guys Make when Trying to Gain Weight

On a daily basis, I’m asked by at least one skinny high school athlete, “How do I gain weight?” Miguel Aragoncillo and I have often joked that we just need to lock these guys in Chipotle and not let them

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MyFitnessPal: 5 Moves for a Stronger Lower Back

Lower-back pain is a problem for thousands of people, athletes and average Joe’s alike. That said, building a stronger lower back can be problematic, especially if you’re hurting. But to lift big weights, you need a strong lower back, right?

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The Trend is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends that Didn’t Pan Out, Part 2

If you’ve exercised at any point in your life, chances are you’ve been duped by at least one phony fitness trend. In part 1 of this post, I covered four fitness trends that tricked me at one point or another.

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