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NOBULL vs. Nike Metcon 3 vs. Reebok CrossFit Nano 7

With the rise of functional fitness training came the growth and formulation of cross training shoes. These shoes are designed to support a variety of activities strength athletes may encounter in a functional fitness workout including strength, power, and...

Universal Nutrition BCAA Stack Review — Does Aspartame Matter?

Universal Nutrition is a stalwart in the world of bodybuilding. It's been around for forty years and they put out dozens of different products, including nine different kinds of amino acid supplements. We previously tried out their Juiced Aminos, which...

Ken Patera Was the First American to Clean & Jerk 500 lbs

When you think Ken Patera, what comes to mind? For most, it's probably a career spent in professional wrestling, but Patera built his strong athletic background through lifting and other sports. For example, did you know Patera competed in...

Renegade Row Alternatives

In an earlier article we discussed the renegade row and all that it has to offer. Increased core stability, strength, back isolation, and scapular mobilization were just a few. In this article we will discuss six highly functional and...

Garden of Life Perfect Food Vs. MacroLife Macro Greens — Which Has More Nutrition?

There's a lot to like about these two green superfood drinks: they're both inexpensive and they both have a nice, descriptive nutrition label — something that can be hard to find in this industry. Macro Life naturals sell quite a...

How to Eat and Train for Healthier Ligaments

Some strength athletes spend an awful lot of time thinking about their joint health without giving much consideration to the health of their ligaments, the bands of tough-yet-flexible connective tissue that connect bones to other bones. Ligaments aren’t muscles so...

Dave Castro Reveals First Event of 2017 CrossFit Team Series

Dave Castro has announced the first event for this year's CrossFit Team Series. In a video shared on his Instagram page, Castro lays out four envelopes, each containing details about the Team Series events. He then dramatizes the opening...

6 Benefits of Renegade Rows

In previous articles we discussed the power of unilateral training, the importance of a strong core, and the role of the lats and spinal erectors lifting posture and performance. When looking for a metabolic movement that stresses all of...

Powerlifter Mark Bell Teaches Us How to Safely Spot the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift

The act of spotting is much more than helping a buddy complete their last rep on the bench. A spotter has a great amount of responsibility that's tied to them at all times, and in some cases this responsibility...

Check Out Norwegian Rock Climber Magnus Midtbo’s 1-Arm Muscle-Up

Before diving into this article, let the record show that we don't recommend trying this movement without the proper strength, experience, and form. A one-arm muscle-up can be extremely tough on the shoulder, and without the proper training and...

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The Lab Gym Announces Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Strongman Comps (all in One...

When Justin Thacker started The Lab Gym in St. Louis nearly a decade ago, he never imagined how the demand for strength training facilities...

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