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Single Leg Supplements

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com In your quest for developing legs that are bigger, stronger, and more powerful, chances are you’ve already read dozens of articles on the basic exercises. Any decent strength training routine will put emphasis on the big lifts like squats and deadlifts. While I’m not saying these exercises aren’t important, a lot […]

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Precision Pulling

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Deadlift or Die! If I hear one more geek personal trainer or “fitness enthusiast” say that he doesn’t perform deadlifts because he doesn’t want to hurt his back, my next set of articles may be coming from behind bars. I just can’t stand to hear this crap anymore! The truth is […]

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10 Tips for Flawless Squattin’

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com You’ve heard it a thousand times. To get big and strong, ya’ gotta’ squat. But how many of you are doing it right? The squat isn’t as complex as a clean and jerk, but whether you’re a competitive powerlifter or just the basic trainee trying to put some size on your […]

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How to Improve the Wide Stance Squat

Squatting…like it or not, you just have to do it if you are serious about getting strong! There are two main ways of squatting today; one being the high bar, narrow stance squat (Olympic squat), and the other being a wide-stance, low bar squat (Powerlifting or Power squat). While they are in essence the same […]

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How to Improve the Sumo Deadlift

There is a common phrase in powerlifting circles that states, The meet doesn’t start until the bar hits the floor. I’m not sure if that’s entirely true, but I do know that the deadlift is your last chance to move up in the standings. There are two major forms of the deadlift used in competition: […]

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Biomechanics and the Bench Press

How many times since you’ve been going to the gym have you heard, “Dude, how much can you BENCH?” If you’ve been training for a while, I would venture to guess quite a few. Big bench pressers are always highly revered, especially because someone with a massive bench can inspire everyone, not just powerlifters. To […]

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Five Habits of Defective Squatters

It pains me to see ugly squats. Seriously. Physical pain, nausea, and nervous ticks all occur when I see the average gym goer hit the iron and try to squat. The only thing I can imagine being worse are the clowns who still hang out in the Smith machine so they can “hit their glutes […]

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