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The Right Way to Gain Muscle With Soft Tissue Work

When training and diet both fail to further gains, many trainees turn to things to solutions in a pill, like nootropics or Vitamin C. However, a little-known fact is that soft tissue techniques can propel your size and strength gains...
Important Deadlift Cues to Remember

Through the Bar: 4 Ways to Cue the Deadlift for Stronger Pulls

I'm not going to lie, I love the conventional deadlift. It's by far my favorite movement to train and strongest lift on the platform by far, but unfortunately, it's also the most taxing on my body. In a perfect...
Ben Pollack Core Training

3 Ab Exercises That Will Actually Help Your Lifts

Abs are probably the favorite and the most controversial muscle group of them all, regardless of whether you’re training for aesthetics or strength. Makes sense: not only are they the centerpiece of a phenomenal physique, but they’re also part...
Clifton Pho

5 Reasons Every Powerlifter Needs to Compete

We all know the reasons why people do not compete: they want to get stronger first, they want to lose weight first, they want to have a block of time to dedicate to training first, and so on. We also...

Sympathetic Vs Parasympathetic: Why Every Athlete Needs to Understand the Difference

What if you could will yourself to absorb food better? OK, that sounds like magic, but — and we promise there’s science supporting this — in two minutes and without leaving your chair you can purposefully put your body...
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How to Increase Your Bench Press Without Benching

Let's say, for instance, that you can bench 250 pounds, but you've been stuck at that particular weight since the Bush administration. Your 3-plate goal seems about as likely to be realized as the proverbial pigs are to fly. How...

How Any Kind of Athlete Can Incorporate Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting

You are an aspiring athlete in a non-strength based sport. Like most athletes who get started in the weight room, your strength and conditioning programs are dominated by the big three powerlifting movements and basic barbell lifts (Duehring et....

4 Arm Exercises You’ve Never Tried Before

Since I covered some cool variations on the squat, bench, and deadlift, I think it’s only fair that I do the same for some of the major body parts, starting with everyone’s favorite: Arms. Actually, exercise selection is crucially...

Deconstructing Your Strongman Training Program

Everyone who hires a coach (or a programmer) has the faith that they are picking the right person for the job. In the client's mind the money they are spending will get them information that is better than what...

Why Good Powerlifters Get Bad Coaches

There are nearly 37,000 gyms in the U.S. as of 2016, and over 66 million Americans made over 5.5 billion visits to those gyms in that year alone. Why, then, is it so hard to find a good coach? Regrettably,...

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5 Unconventional Tips for a Bigger Bench Press

Bench is a favorite amongst bodybuilders and powerlifters alike. When it comes to adding size and strength to the upper body, it's hard to...

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