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Why You Don't Need a Barbell to Make Kids Better Athletes

The barbell is considered the essential implement in modern strength training. And for good reason. The first written record of the barbell came in...

5 Essential Fitness Tips for New Dads

The Dad Bod is everywhere. It's spreading across social media faster than the latest FaceApp trend. What's even more interesting is the fact a r...

Heavier Isn't Always Better: How the Force-Velocity Curve Impacts Your Training

As coaches, we see the same old story play out in our trainees—the guy who always puts too much weight on the sled, the woman who grabs the heaviest...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

Boost Your Loaded Carries With Lateral Movement

"I pick things up and put them down." It's one of the most quotable lines from a certain gym's series of commercials, and it's also a simple way to...

How to Build an Effective Gym on a Shoestring Budget

I am often asked by aspiring trainers and coaches how they can go about upgrading or designing a home gym for either themselves and/or small group ses...

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

23 Exercises Proven to Build a Muscular Chest and Enormous Arms

They may often be referred to as "show muscles" or "mirror muscles," but a bigger chest and jacked arms never hurt anybody. Well, they may have hur...

How to Work Out in a Gym Full of Newbies Armed With New Year's Resolutions

Working out in a gym after New Year's can be incredibly frustrating. It's overcrowded with people who typically have no idea what they're doing. The...

Dumbbell Push Press: How-To, Benefits and Common Mistakes

The Dumbbell Push Press is a variation of the traditional Barbell Push Press that develops lower-body power, shoulder strength and shoulder size. Read...

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