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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.
The plank is a foundational core strengthening exercise that can be done using bodyweight or weighted variations. This movement has a wide array of variations and alternatives to challenge strength, power, and fitness athletes and have a direct application to movements like squats, pulls, and presses. In this plank exercise...Read more
The decline bench press is a pressing exercise that may or may not find its way into your training routine. Bench press variations like the flat and incline bench press both are highly beneficial for overall chest development and pressing strength, however little is discussed about the decline bench press...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
Everyone can benefit from adding some more dynamic bodyweight exercises into their training. As a functional training coach, I often see that ALL of my clients feel stronger and healthier when diversifying their training; from elite powerlifters, to long-time marathon runners, and even my own mom. In your standard fitness...Read more