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3 Exercises to Help You Squat Deeper without a Single Mobility Drill

Squat depth (and therefore squat technique) can be a polarizing topic, which was made incredibly clear based on the response to my guest post for Tony Gentilcore on Monday. Every single day, I help powerlifters get stronger and improve their technique.

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Technique Tuesday – Shoulder Position During the Deadlift

This week’s Technique Tuesday explains the proper shoulder position during the deadlift. There’s a lot of confusion about what to do with the upper back and shoulders to lift maximum weight, and I’m here today to clear up that confusion. Spoiler

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Posted in Cressey Sports Performance, Powerlifting, Technique Tuesdays

Technique Tuesday: How to Keep Your Butt Down during the Bench Press

This week’s Technique Tuesday will show you how to avoid the cardinal sin of the bench press: lifting your butt off the bench. Many people think you have to give up your leg drive to keep your butt on the bench.

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Technique Tuesday: Elbow Position During the Bench Press

This week’s Technique Tuesday is all about the bench press and why you must keep your elbows under the bar to press heavy weights. Want to know why elbow position is so important? And why gripping the bar too close, over-tucking the

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Technique Tuesday: Squat Accessory Exercises that Don’t Work as Well as You Think

This week’s Technique Tuesday brought to you by CSP Mass talks about why two of the most popular squat accessory exercises might not work as well as you think. If you’ve ever used box squats and good mornings to bring

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TheStrengthHouse.com – Beat Your Bench Press Sticking Point

In anticipation of this weekend’s Optimizing the Big 3 seminar, I wrote a guest blog for Greg Robins over at the Strength House. It’s all about how to address your bench press sticking point with technique tweaks and accessory exercises.

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Posted in Powerlifting, Tips and Tricks

How I Cured My Squat Woes (so You Can Too) – Part 3

Here’s the bad news: I had so many problems with my squat that I could break them into a 3-part article series (read part 1 and part 2 here). Here’s the good news: I fixed most of them and want

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