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Our Exercise Guides are designed with both novice and experienced lifters in mind.
Each of our exercise guides includes information on form, benefits, common variations, muscles worked, when to use the exercise in your program, and so much more. So whether you’re just starting out in the gym, or you’re programming for yourself, we have you covered.
We have exercise guides covering virtually every movement in strength sports. From movements as big as the back squat to exercises as specific as the Pallof Press, we’ve left no stone unturned in our goal of providing the most comprehensive exercise guides on the internet. So whether you’re just starting out lifting, or you’re taking first place at international competitions, browse around and let us help get you stronger.
When it comes to building a serious set of arms (and a monstrous back), few exercises can offer the strength and muscle hypertrophy stimulus as the chin up. The chin up, in addition to movements like pull ups, rows, and hammer curls, and deadlifts offer strength, power, and fitness athletes...Read more
The calf raise is an exercise that can be done primarily in two distinct ways. The first targets the soleus and is done with the knee flexed/bent. The other targets the gastrocnemius and is done with an extended knee. Both muscles (soleus and gastrocnemius) contribute to ankle plantarflexion, which is...Read more
Olympic weightlifters rely heavily on leg, back and pressing strength, with accessory movements being integrated to bring up weak muscle groups, improve any asymmetries and imbalances, and enhance a lifer’s injury resilience. Arm training, especially the triceps, biceps, and forearms, is often addressed through the addition of rows, pull ups,...Read more
The deadlift is one of the most effective strength and muscle producing movements in all of strength, power, and fitness sports. Throughout deadlift training, there are a plethora of variations and bar options that coaches and athletes can choose from to effectively develop a stronger deadlift. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgbSvPnnJT7/ The axle deadlift...Read more
You’re stuck at home for whatever reason, and you’re slightly bummed that you can’t get a workout in. However, do you have a couch, paper plates and a bath towel lying around? If you said yes, it’s time to see your household items in a different light. For now, that...Read more