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The Benefits Of Single Leg Training

Lower body training plays an important role in the effort to strip body fat and get lean. Lower body exercises use a lot of muscle mass and burn a ton of calories. But most of the movements you commonly see are things like squats, leg press, deadlifts, hip thrusts, RDLs, and the like. There’s absolutely…

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One Squat Variation You Need To Try

Strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat, get leaner, and become more athletic. It’s something that everyone should be doing from the high school basketball player to the grandmother wanting to play with her grandkids. Anyone can benefit from it. When designing your own strength training program, it’s important to…

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Reduce Low Back Pain With This Unique Exercise

According to statistics, 80% of people will experience some sort of back pain during their life (1). Those who have suffered or are currently suffering from it know what a hassle this is. It can keep you from doing things you love. Unfortunately, there are many different reasons why you may have back pain. This makes…

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How To Assess And Improve Movement: Part 2

Last week, I talked about how easy it can be to assess your own movement patterns to determine what exercises are appropriate for your body. Not only did I mention how easy it is, but how extremely important as well. An assessment can provide a map of sorts. It gives direction and a framework on how…

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How To Assess And Improve Movement: Part 1

An assessment is an often overlooked but rather important part of a strength training program. Everyone has limitations and movement restrictions that can prevent them from performing certain exercises with correct form. For example, office workers usually have a hard time performing any overhead exercises correctly. Sitting at a desk all day places them into…

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4 Tips To Make An Exercise Harder

If you’ve been going to the same gym long enough, you’ll start to notice an interesting trend. Some of the people perform the same exercises every single time. I remember one guy specifically from a gym I worked at. Each morning he came in, he did incline bench press, lat pulldowns, cable curls, and finished…

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How To Properly Train Your Abs

Traditional core training usually consists of things like crunches, sit ups, side bends, russian twists, and the like. Walk into any commercial gym and you will be sure to see those types of exercises. These exercises allow the spine to move through a large range of motion, and do not properly train your abs. Stuart Mcgill,…

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How To Fix Your Squat……Fast!

The squat is held by some as the king of all exercises and for good reason. It activates your abs, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves all in one movement. Not many exercises can do that. This makes it a must for any training program. And the great thing about it is that there are many…

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Is Stretching Always The Answer?

Stretching has become the go-to prescription for “tight” muscles. I see trainers suggesting this daily and the average gym user will tell you that stretching is key to more flexibility/mobility. While I don’t believe stretching is always a bad thing, I think a question needs to be asked- “Is what I’m doing working?” If not,…

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