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Is It Shallow To Want to Date Someone Who Works Out?

“Is it shallow to want to date someone who works out? Discuss,” I asked through a Facebook status. I knew the answers I’d receive would be vast, my friends from my alma mater — a small, women’s liberal arts...

Ankle, Knee, and Hip Mobility Checklist for the Overhead Squat

The snatch is one of the most complex movements in strength sports, requiring the highest degrees of neuromuscular patterning, power, strength and stability, and systemic mobility. The overhead squat positioning is often a limiting aspect of the snatch, resulting...

Why Fitness Athletes Should Focus on Hypertrophy

Like it or not, hypertrophy training (sometimes only seen as bodybuilding programs) can be very beneficial to fitness athletes and CrossFitters, possibly even necessary for long-term muscular growth, strength gains, increased athletic potential, and injury resilience. Most of us are...

Why Weightlifters Need Confidence (and How to Build It)

Olympic weightlifting is about all about technique, acceleration, strength, technique, confidence, positional strength, mobility, and technique. While it may sound redundant to say technique is critical to weightlifting, it cannot be stressed enough. That said, confidence in one’s own...

How Three Broadway Actors Found Community Through CrossFit

On the surface, CrossFit looks like one of the biggest meathead sports around: At competitions, spectators watch ripped athletes toss heavy weight, roar and grunt to the sound of techno or heavy metal. It’s a performance that wouldn’t find itself...

Why Strongman Fans Should Pay Attention to the Apollon’s Axle

Louis Uni is a name that probably means nothing to even the most ardent of strongman history buffs, and while his birth name might of fallen into obscurity, his legacy is still going strong. The Frenchman was quick to...

Strength Athletes: Listen to Your Body, a Quick Mental Reminder

Listening to your body is one piece of advice that I give to many lifters that I myself struggle to adhere to daily. It’s easy to get caught up with wanting to train as hard as you can or...

Should I Gain Muscle or Fat? The Answer May Surprise You

When we think of athletes, the image that often comes to mind is one of a Greek statue; lean and muscular with a perfect body, free of fat. Most times this is exactly what most competitors who are in...

4 Fundamental Strongman Movements Every Athlete Can Add Into Their Training

Strongman training can offer the average gym goer the opportunity to diversify their strength potentials in varying, highly functional movement patterns and positions. For lifters with minimal strongman and/or athletic movement background, strongman training may help to increase neural...

Who Will Win in Rio? Medal Predictions for Every Weightlifting Class

The 2016 Rio Olympics are less than a week away, and with recent doping suspensions, the weightlifting field seems more wide open than in any recent Olympic cycle. Below are my predictions for the medals, based on the start...

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Eleiko 7mm Knee Sleeves Review

Eleiko is a very established manufacturer and brand in the strength and power sports world, most notable for their plates, platforms, and barbells. Additionally,...

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