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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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Get Strong as an Ox with Farmers Walks

It doesn’t get much simpler than picking up something heavy and carrying it. But just like squats, deadlifts and pullups, simpler is often better. Few exercises work the body from head to toe like farmers walks. And even fewer exercises

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The Problem with Most Biceps Exercises

Guns. Pythons. Pipes. Whatever you call them, there’s no denying that big biceps are perhaps the most coveted physical quality in the strength training world. For every person squatting or deadlifting in the average gym, there are 10 people ripping

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10 Tips for Cranky Elbows, Part 2

In the first half of this post, we talked about five ways to avoid or minimize elbow pain in a strength training program. Wrist straps, thick bars, forearm exercises, gymnast rings and good pressing technique can all help with elbow

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