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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...

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...

Do More Pull-Ups Fast With 'Level-Ups'

When it comes to major bang-for-your-buck exercises in the vertical pull category, Level-Ups bring a lot to the table. Now, if you can't bust o...

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. ...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

Athlete Benchmarks: How Much Weight Should You Lift?

How much do you bench? This is probably the first thing you'll get asked when you talk about working out. But the million-dollar question is, how m...

The Most Effective Suspension Trainer Exercises

The suspension trainer. It's a tool that can enhance almost any strength and conditioning or fitness program because of its many unique benefits. T...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

The 7 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However...

7 Safe and Effective Bodyweight Exercises for Pre-Teen Athletes

A general consensus among health and fitness professionals is for pre-teen athletes to gradually ease into weight training by initially performing mul...

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