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Stack.com – Get Faster with This Weightlifting Technique

Strength coaches have long debated whether powerlifting or Olympic weightlifting methods are better for athletic performance enhancement. It’s a bit of a silly debate because most athletes are neither powerlifters nor Olympic weightlifters, so there’s no need to be married

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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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3 Qualities That Separate Great Lifters from Good Lifters

This Sunday, I’ll have the honor of coaching/speaking at Greg Robin’s Optimizing the Big 3 seminar at Cressey Sports Performance. Greg is a tremendous coach, lifter and mentor. He’s made a huge impact on my coaching career and I can

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5 Songs to Hit PR’s To

I just got home from the Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar where, for the first time as a member of the #cspfamily, I got to listen to presentations from all our amazing coaches. Aside from learning a ton, I got

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Stack.com – Deadlift Complexes: The Secret Exercise for Insane Strength

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’ve struggled with the deadlift. It’s taken a lot of time and focus to get better, and I’ve run into lots of snags along the way. Perhaps my biggest challenge has been

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T-Nation: 4 Bench Press Lies

I’m not an expert on many things. But if I had to list the top three things I’m most knowledgable about, it’s: Metallica history One-liners from Jaws and Jurassic Park The bench press And since my target audience doesn’t read any websites

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Stack.com – How Many Sets and Reps Should You Really Do?

I can be a little on the stubborn side. If you’re an athlete, a lifter or a coach, you should be a bit stubborn. You have to stick to your guns if you want to be successful. Carve out a system

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