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Why the Split Snatch Is My Favorite Lift for Athletes

The Clean (both the squat and power versions) has become the premier lift for those wishing to test or demonstrate power and explosiveness in the weig...

Why Tuzar Skipper Could Be The Pittsburgh Steelers' Next UDFA Gem

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Tuzar Skipper always told his mom he was one day going to play in the NFL. After impressing at the Pittsburgh Steele...

How to Deadlift With Flawless Technique

The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the—most effective e...

Why Many Strength Coaches Consider Chin-Ups 'The Squat of the Upper-Body'

I have a confession to make: I've been disrespecting Chin-Ups. Several years ago, I wrote an article for STACK that outlined how hand position chan...

The One Thing Young Athletes Must Do Before They Can Get Significantly Faster

All athletes want to run faster. Speed is probably the most sought after attribute in sports today. There is no such thing as too fast. The only issue...

Why Upper-Body Eccentrics Are an Awesome Way to Build Muscle and Protect Against Injury

Eccentric exercise training is a great tool to develop foundational strength and tendon stiffness in athletes. Eccentric movement, in its simplest ...

Are You Tough Enough to Handle the 'Zercher' Position? How This Unique Training Variation Makes You Physically and Mentally Stronger

Possibly the most underutilized position in strength and conditioning today? For my money, I'm going with the Zercher position. Not necessarily an ...

Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

3 Reasons Hockey Players Should Never Train to Failure

Training to failure is something that's done in hockey gyms across the world on an almost daily basis. And in my opinion, it's a gigantic mistake. ...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

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