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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 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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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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The Trend is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends that Didn’t Pan Out, Part 2

If you’ve exercised at any point in your life, chances are you’ve been duped by at least one phony fitness trend. In part 1 of this post, I covered four fitness trends that tricked me at one point or another.

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Stack.com – Improve Your Squat Depth with 5 Easy Warm-Up Exercises

Squat depth is a funny thing. When people start lifting, they usually squat high. They don’t know how low they’re supposed to go, or they’re scared if they go too low, they won’t be able to stand back up. Then,

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Stack.com – Back Squat vs. Front Squat: What’s the Better Choice for Athletes?

Arguing on the internet is dumb. But at least now we’re not arguing about whether squats are good or bad. Now, we’re arguing about what’s better – front squats or back squats. It’s still silly, but at least that means

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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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To Box Squat or Not? Part 2 – The Cons

The other day, we concluded that box squats are awesome, although not interchangeable with regular squats. In part 1 of this three part series, we talked about all the good reasons to use box squats in a strength training program.

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