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Why Classic Pyramid Sets Suck for Strength Gains (and What to Do Instead)

Spend five minutes reading about lifting weights online and you can't help but come across something called "pyramid" training. As the name implies, y...

The Unique Push-Up Variation That Will Help You Pack on Muscle and Strength

Push-Ups are a staple in the realm of fitness. They've been around long before the birth of iron barbells. Men and women alike have been utilizing ...

When Are Athletes 'Strong Enough'?

How strong do you need to be? If you're an athlete who's been seriously training for any length of time, this is a question that might've come acro...

Are You Training Hard Enough? Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out

One of my biggest fears is that I am wasting time. I hate the idea that what I'm doing at a given moment is not driving me closer to my goals. E...

'Back-Off Sets' Are Scientifically Proven to Build Muscle Faster

Lifting heavy weights is how you get strong. We all know that. However, since the adaptations caused by low-rep strength work are largely neural...

19 Exercises That Should Be In Your Routine in 2019

  Your workout needs an upgrade. If you're still performing the same exercises today that you were using years ago, it's time to include mo...

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Golf Game Inside the Weight Room

If you're looking to improve your golf game, it's time to head to the weight room. As with most sports, golf is now a year-round sport for many you...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

Why Training to Failure Can Actually Hinder Your Strength, Power and Explosiveness Gains

Training to failure. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it refers to performing as many reps during a set as you possibly can. Only once your body...

How Wrestlers Can Cut Weight Without Losing Strength

Cutting weight is an unfortunate reality of amateur wrestling. Wrestlers bulk up and pack on as much strength and muscle as possible only to "cut" ...

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