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Technique Tuesday: Shin Angle During Lunges

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Many coaches preach a vertical shin angle during lunges, which isn’t inherently wrong. For example, a vertical shin during reverse lunges makes sense; keep the focus on the glutes and hamstrings while minimizing stress on the knees. But what about

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MyFitnessPal: 4 Simple Exercise Tweaks for Stronger Glutes

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By now, you probably know the best exercises for stronger glutes. Squats, deadlifts, swings, lunges, hip thrusts… these are not new ideas. But if you’ve ever coached them or done them yourself, you know that sometimes your quads or 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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Exercises I Used to Hate (but Now I Kinda Like)

The past year has brought some serious growth and reflection for me as a coach. During my transition from intern to full-time coach at Cressey Sports Performance, my eyes have been opened to the benefits of many exercises that I

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Stack.com – 7 Tips to Master Single Leg Exercises

If you play a sport that doesn’t require you to spend significant time on one leg, you’re not playing a real sport. Running, jumping, cutting, kicking and throwing all require the legs to act independently of one another to create speed

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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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