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Category: Op-Ed

Heavy Squat

Relearning How to Brace for Heavy Lifting

Have you ever squeezed every muscle in your body to keep six hundred pounds from falling on your chest? I have. It means nothing now, though. This was back when equipped powerlifting was

3 Steps To Rebuild Your Barbell Confidence

If you miss lifting and have a hole in your heart shaped like a 45-pound plate, it’s totally understandable. But daydreaming about squats in an actual rack doesn’t mean you’ll feel ready to

Gym Dumbbells

What to Do When Your Gym Closes (Again)

Nearly every state in the country closed fitness centers during the recent first wave of the Covid outbreak. Gym goers everywhere were stuck holding their gallon water jugs in their hand while businesses