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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 Tuesdays – Elbow Position During Squats

Hey all. I’m pumped to announce that we’re starting a new Facebook initiative at Cressey Sports Performance where we’ll crank out a handful of new videos each week featuring a different member of the staff. My video series will be Technique

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Bodybuilding.com – 2 Pull-Over Variations Your Back Day Needs

The Pull-over is an old-school bodybuilding exercise that was favored by greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman for its back-and-chest-building benefits. It’s pretty versatile, and just a few tweaks to your arm and elbow position can completely transform how

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How I Cured My Squat Woes (so You Can Too) – Part 1

As a powerlifter, progress comes in waves. The other day, I was telling one of my clients (who’s preparing for his first powerlifting meet) that, unless you’re a true beginner, you’ll rarely see all three lifts go up steadily at

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4 Push-Up Variations for Upper Body Strength

I consider myself a bench press guy. I’m built for it. I’ve got T-Rex arms and have always been better at pressing than pulling. And while the bench press is one of my favorite exercises, I’d be lying if I

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The Novice Raw Lifter’s Guide to Supportive Gear

Not all wearable accessories are created equal. Some are purely fashionable, others are strictly functional. Some are functional and fashionable, like a fanny pack. Wait, what? Well, lucky for you accessory dorks, powerlifting is all about the gear. Powerlifters wear more gadgets than

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3 Bench Press Set-Up Mistakes

If you’re reading up on the bench press, you’re bound to come across a handful of consistent recommendations. If you want to press more weight, you have to do X, Y and Z. It almost sounds like there’s a one-size-fits-all solution

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