Deadlift Articles

Build core strength, leg power and overall conditioning with the king of all exercises, the Deadlift. As you learn proper technique, form and new variations from pro and college strength coaches, you'll realize why the Deadlift exercise is one of the best ways to build muscle and get stronger.

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What is RPE? The System That Guarantees Consistently Great Workouts

Let's start with a simple question: How much weight should you put on the bar if you want to get stronger? The obvious answer to this broad questio...

Why My High School Athletes Must Earn the Right to Max Out

There's been a recent uptick in the number of social media videos showcasing high school kids lifting with bad form. Kids are maxing out on Cleans,...

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

How You Can Create Your Own Reverse Hyper 'Machine' in Any Gym

When discussing lower-body training, it's not uncommon to hear athletes say things like, "Ugh, Deadlift KILLS my back!" or "whenever I go heavy on Bac...

Athletes Who Want to Run Fast Shouldn't Waste Time With Traditional Leg Curls

Hamstring injuries can be a real problem for sprinting athletes. Not only do they sideline the athlete for weeks at a time, but they are also very lik...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

How Too Much Pick-Up and Too Little Strength Training Hurts Young Basketball Players

Playing pick-up basketball is great. Working on your skills in a game-like environment against willing opponents certainly has value, there's no de...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

Why Bands Are the Most Underrated Training Tool in Existence

Everyone steps into the gym with a goal. Some want to be bigger, faster and stronger. Some want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Some...

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