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Technique Tuesday: SSB Exercises for Lower Body Hypertrophy

lower body hypertrophy

Last week, we discussed how to use the Safety Squat Bar┬áto 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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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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Posted in Right Link/Wrong Link, Tips and Tricks – 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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My 3 Favorite Set and Rep Schemes for Fast Muscle Gains

A few weeks ago, I was training a client and had a funny interaction with my co-worker Steve. I was explaining to the client the difference in rep ranges for building strength and building muscle. “To build muscle,” I said,

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To Box Squat or Not? Part 3 – How to Use Them

Box squats: the holy grail of lower body power? Or an antiquated movement that doesn’t live up to the hype? Well, it depends who you ask, but the first two installments of this series weighed the pros and cons of

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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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