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3 Reasons to Lift Weights Slower

“[I]f you want to really build strength and muscle, you need to crush each rep as explosively as you can with perfect form. Lower the weight under control, but always lift each rep with maximal effort like you’re trying to

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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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10 Ways to Make Everyday Exercises Better

Sometimes we get caught up trying to make things better through addition. Well, more isn’t always better. Better is better. It’s an overused phrase, but it rings so true in the world of strength training. Eric Cressey nailed it when he

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20 Signs You’re Too Strong for a Commercial Gym

I don’t know how some of you guys do it. Kudos to all of you who manage to train hard and effectively at a commercial gym. Gaining strength and building muscle at a place like Planet Fitness or Bally’s is

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4 Quick Tips for Bigger Arms

The weekend is here and that can only mean two things for the young adult male population – schmedium t-shirts and late-night attempts to impress the ladies. I haven’t looked at the data regarding the correlation between small shirts, big

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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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Training Update – One Week Out…

I set a personal record this week… for lifting weights five times without training in the same place once. Between traveling for the Cressey Performance Fall Seminar and running away from Hurricane Sandy, I got to see a bunch of

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