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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.
Large, powerful traps are often a sign of a serious lifter. The traps, which span across the upper backs of most powerlifters, weightlifters, fitness athletes, and bodybuilders play a crucial role in deadlifting, squats, heavy carries, and the Olympic lifts (just to name a few). The shrug is a movement...Read more
The box squat is an exercise that has a wide application for strength, power, and athletic sports training. Whether you are a strongman, Olympic weightlifters (yes, believe it or not), sports athlete, or fitness enthusiast; you can reap some serious strength and muscle building benefits of the box squat. In...Read more
In this article we will discuss the tall clean, an accessory/primer weightlifting exercise to increase speed, technique, and confidence getting under cleans. In the sections below we will discuss proper tall clean technique and the faults/issues the tall clean can address (benefits). Tall Clean Technique Video The below video is...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
Calf training is something rarely discussed by strength, power, and fitness athletes and coaches. Many coaches conclude that isolated calf training is not an effective usage of a lifter’s training time, and many of the benefits can be provided when you train the basic strength movements, plyometrics, and simply jumping...Read more