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Technique Tuesday: Nordic Hamstring Curls

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The Glute Ham Raise might be the ultimate lower body accessory exercise, but if you don’t have the equipment, Nordic Hamstring Curls are your best bet. This week’s Technique Tuesday shows you how to set up and execute this brutal

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Technique Tuesday: SSB Exercises for Lower Body Hypertrophy

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Last week, we discussed how to use the Safety Squat Bar to build the deadlift. This week, I’ll show you how I like to use the SSB for lower body hypertrophy training. Can’t you just use a barbell to build big

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Technique Tuesday: 2 Ways to Make the Glute Ham Raise Harder without Adding Weights

The glute ham raise is one of my favorite lower body accessory exercises to build the hamstrings. If your gym has a GHR, chances are you’re in a good gym (but if not, read this). A lot of strong lifters can’t

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Technique Tuesday: How to do Glute Ham Raises for Stronger Squats and Deadlifts

I’m a day late with this week’s Technique Tuesday but it’s worth it because I talk about my favorite lower body accessory exercise of all time: glute ham raises. Nothing trains your glutes, hamstrings and lower back while taking pressure off your

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Tweaking Single Leg Exercises for Hypertrophy

I’ll be the first to admit it: I hate single leg exercises. Lunges, split squats, step-ups, they’re all torture as far as I’m concerned. But I hate them a lot less – and value them a lot more – after

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Technique Tuesday: Band-Distracted Deadlifts for Stronger Lats and Hamstrings

Does the bar drift away from you during deadlifts? It’s a problem that I see tons of lifters (myself included) struggle with. You’ll never fully utilize the push from your legs or keep your back straight if the bar doesn’t

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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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