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StrongLifts 5 x 5 Vs. 5/3/1 Vs. Starting Strength

Program Comparison: Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 Vs. StrongLifts 5 x 5 Vs. Starting Strength

How do you choose the best program for your needs?There are so many workout programs out there it's nearly impossible to definitively brand one as superior to another without context of an athlete's needs, wants, and specificity. Over the...
CrossFit Regionals Week 1 Recap

2018 CrossFit® Games Regionals Week 1 Recap

One down, two to go.The first weekend of the 2018 CrossFit® Games Regionals competition has come and gone, and we now have the first 15 individual competitors for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.This past weekend hosted three Games qualifiers...
A review of Ample nutrition

Ample Meal Review – Big On Gut Health, But What About Vitamins?

Ample is one of the newer kids on the block in meal replacements, but the product has a hook: it's all made from whole foods.Actually, that's just one of the hooks. According to their website, there are three main...
James Hobart CrossFit

James Hobart Is Out of the 2018 CrossFit Regionals

Everyone who was pumped to see James Hobart’s triumphant return to CrossFit Regionals will have to wait a little longer. Or maybe they’ll never see it at all, who knows, but James Hobart is officially out of this year’s...
Best Reviewed Kettlebells for 2018

Best Kettlebells — Top Reviewed Brands for Homes, Gyms, and More

What makes the perfect kettlebell?Many assume that all kettlebells are created equal, but that's not entirely true. In fact, a kettlebell can be as unique as the way you train, and finding the perfect fit can ensure you get...

Glute Bridge vs Hip Thrust

Glute training is a key for increasing strength and power in movements like squats, deadlifts, sprinting, and the Olympic lifts. Strength, power, and fitness athletes can perform glute/hip specific exercise within their program to further enhance fitness and sports...

Brute Showdown Finale: Does the Bodybuilder, Weightlifter, CrossFitter, or Powerlifter Win?

"Actually, I really suck at soccer. I got kicked out when I was about 9 years old, the coach said I was too aggressive with the other kids when they'd come after the ball, so I think the last...
Eugen Sandow's Great Competition

The Fascinating Story of the First Bodybuilding Show

Astute fans of the Mr. Olympia contest will note that the statuette given each year resembles a stocky mustachioed man of yesteryear. The man in question is Eugen Sandow, a Prussian born physical culturist whose celebrity during the 1890s...
Sodium and athletic performance

The Surprising Benefits of Salt for Strength Athletes

Sodium is a lot more useful for strength and performance than you’ve been told.If you’re a fan of strongman, you might have seen Brian Shaw pouring many, many times the recommended daily intake of salt into his burgers. Or...
ON Gold Standard Plant Based Protein

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Plant-Based Protein Review – Do Gums Matter?

Optimum Nutrition is one of the best-known names in the supplement industry, and with good reason. Their ubiquitous whey protein, Gold Standard Whey, may be the best-known and most widely consumed protein powder on the market.Today, the Illinois-based company...

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When Butt Wink Is a Problem (And When It Isn’t)

The guy who founded Squat University knows a lot about squatting.Dr. Aaron Horschig is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist,...

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