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The Last Word on Lats

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The fitness world is exceptionally prone to the overreaction/under-reaction phenomenon. That is, fitness-minded people often fall victim to an all-or-nothing view of certain foods, exercises or training methodologies. Remember how scary dietary fat was in the 80’s? How about evil

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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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Stack.com – Are You Making These 3 Shoulder Press Mistakes?

Since starting my internship at Cressey Sports Performance, my knowledge of shoulder anatomy and function has grown by leaps and bounds. Which is great, because we work with dozens of professional baseball players on a daily basis. But we also see

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Right Link/Wrong Link: Pull-Ups

I had the privilege of having Fred DiMenna, a former WNBF pro bodybuilder and exercise physiology PhD, as a professor in grad school. Fred is hands down one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met, and he’s got a serious

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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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3 Exercises to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

We all know the famous quote by bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman: “Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift this heavy-ass weight.” But something similar could be said about the bench press: “Everybody wanna bench press a house, but

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The Problem with Most Biceps Exercises

Guns. Pythons. Pipes. Whatever you call them, there’s no denying that big biceps are perhaps the most coveted physical quality in the strength training world. For every person squatting or deadlifting in the average gym, there are 10 people ripping

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