This is NOT an article trashing the barbell hip thrust. Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS aka “The Glute Guy” popularized the hip thrust exercise and invented a piece of equipment to implement it. Ever
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It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious lifter or just serious about carrying every single grocery bag (at once) into the house: you probably want spectacular grip strength. Because having a powerful grip
The ultimate rookie mistake: An athlete is finished lifting and begins to unload his barbell. He strips off the two 45 lb. plates from one side of the barbell, leaving the other side
Kris Gethin is a bodybuilder, fitness model, and supplement entrepreneur who has been the face of some of fitness’ biggest physique campaigns. He’s also a passionate endurance athlete who has a ton of
Unless you either have been hiding under a rock or don’t follow strongman, you probably know by now that the Arnold Strongman USA contest in Santa Monica, California is coming up. That event
The dumbbell pullover is an accessory that is often programmed to target the lats and pecs, however, lifters can sometimes leave chest gains on the table due to not modifying the exercise accordingly.
A combination exercise is the pairing of two exercises into one. Combination exercises help build muscle, burn calories, and improve overall conditioning. They are great tools for athletes looking for challenge and a change
If you keep benching and feel like you’re hitting a plateau, or even if you’re seeing progress but want to add a little spice to your training, kettlebells are your new best friend.
Coaches: Have you ever had a client lose 40 lb. and then quit on you the next month? A rhetorical questions, of course. The point is, I think we can all agree that