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How Much Water Should You Drink With Creatine?

Drink 8 ounces of water with 3-5 grams of creatine for best results. You need to drink between 3-4 liters of water (about 15 8oz glasses of water) every day while taking creatine to maintain optimal hydration. Without drinking enough water with your creatine, you might miss out on the full benefits creatine offers. I did

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how much squat bar weighs

How Much Does A Squat Bar Weigh? 7 Types Explained is independent and supported by our readers. We may earn a commission if you buy through the links below. For more, see our disclosures page. Most barbells used for squats are 45 lbs. But here are the different types of squat bars and their weight:  Standard: 45lbs (20.4kg) Men’s Olympic: 44lbs (20kg) Women’s Olympic:

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Iron Bull Strength Knee Wraps Review: Pros, Cons, Alternatives

The Iron Bull Unleash Knee Wraps are one of the many knee wrap brands on the market that help powerlifters and more advanced lifters have more stability and support at their knee joint during lifts like barbell squats.  Knee supports, like the Unleash Knee Wraps, offer consistent compression around the knee joint to promote proper

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smith machine vs squat rack

Smith Machine vs Squat Rack: Differences, Pros, Cons

As a coach, it’s our responsibility to put our clients in the best position to succeed. When teaching someone how to squat with a bar on their back, they may need extra stability or freedom of movement, depending on their skill level.  So, let’s compare the Smith machine vs squat rack: The Smith machine offers

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11 Best Roman Chairs

When it comes to exercise equipment, a Roman chair can be a valuable tool if you’re looking to improve the strength and resilience of your posterior chain. It allows you to work on your glutes, core, hamstrings, and lower back. But which one is the best option on the market? Finding the right one can

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13 Best Wall-Mounted Pull-Up Bars for Home Gyms

Pull-ups are one of the best upper body exercises to build strength, but if you work out at home, your options can be limited in how you do them. You need a big piece of equipment like a power cage or free-standing pull-up bar, a doorway bar, or — what I consider the best option

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Are Nike Blazers Good For Lifting?

Having the proper weightlifting footwear can elevate your training to a new level, but with so many options, where do you start? You want something that gives you good contact with the ground, stability, and grip — all of which you can find in Nike Blazers. So, are Nike Blazers good for lifting? The short

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smith machine split squat

Smith Machine Split Squat: How To, Muscles Worked, Pros, Cons

If you’re looking to build strong and muscular legs with a unilateral exercise, the Smith machine split squat is an excellent choice. Not only does it help assist you in balancing the weight, it can help guide you as you go through the reps, ensuring you target the right muscles.   If you’ve never used or

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The Best Lower Back Workouts: 14 Exercises To Increase Strength

The muscles of the lower back are like any other muscles in the body, they need to be strengthened. However, we often neglect these muscles during our workouts, as we fear it might set off lower back pain.   By incorporating lower back exercises in the gym, you can keep the muscles strong, reduce the risk

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50 Squat Variations To Grow and Strengthen Your Legs

Squat variations can help you build lower body strength if you cannot do this foundational exercise. Maybe you have knee or back pain or a lack of range of motion to perform a squat correctly. Or you don’t have the right equipment. Even so, there are plenty of alternative squat exercises you can do. The top

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