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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.
Sit-ups are one of the most popular ab/core exercises out there, and have been so across strength, power, fitness, and sports training for some time. Many coaches and lifters look at sit-ups as a way to "build core strength", lose belly fat, or simply to train the abs; however this...Read more
The snatch grip deadlift is a deadlift variation often seen in Olympic weightlifting and strength sports. Olympic weightlifters will use the snatch grip deadlift to increase snatch specific pulling strength and positional awareness. Strength and fitness athletes can use snatch grip deadlifts to increase back and grip strength, gain muscle...Read more
While many lifters today squat, front squat, lunge, and deadlift, we often find our training plans focusing on one singular plane of movement, often neglecting the other Cardinal planes and join actions. In doing so, we can create muscular imbalances, neglect joint integrity, and find ourselves with nagging joint pain,...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