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Dumbbell Deadlift: How To, Common Mistakes, & More

The dumbbell deadlift helps strengthen the posterior chain, specifically the glutes and hamstrings. It is an excellent variation to use in place of the barbell deadlift and allows for a greater range of motion. It can also be used to work your way up to the bar. I recommend the dumbbell deadlift to all lifters.

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The 6 Best Strongman Programs

Over the past decade, Strongman has continued to rise in popularity. You’ve probably seen huge guys lifting the Atlas Stone or pulling an airplane.  While many people have no interest in competing, you can still incorporate strongman training into your program.  So, what is the best Strongman program?  If you follow a program that doesn’t

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5 Best Gyms With Indoor Tracks: Costs & Amenities

Gyms with indoor tracks have innumerable uses. Whether you’re a lifter like me looking to get in some cardio, an endurance athlete who doesn’t want to be stuck on a treadmill, or an average Joe who simply wants a great place to sprint, run, and jump, an indoor track can be very valuable.  Most gyms

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Iron Bull Unleash 7mm Leather Lifting Belt: Pros & Cons

Anyone that wants to push big lifts knows how important a quality lifting belt is. The weight-lifting belt is essential, especially if you plan on pushing the power lifts. A great lifting belt will allow you to achieve a tighter brace and stabilize your spine under heavy loads. Iron Bull Strength provides many different products

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Waiter Curls: Pros, Cons, How-To

An often forgotten exercise to help develop the biceps is the waiter curl.  Since the biceps are many people’s favorite muscle group to train, and it can be easy to fall into a common arm workout routine, you’ll want to check out this great exercise.  So how do you do a waiter curl?  To avoid

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8 Best Deadlift Bars: Pros, Cons, Reviews

With so many barbells on the market, knowing which ones are best for deadlifts can be difficult. New equipment companies continue popping up left and right, and knowing where to go for quality equipment can be hard.  But don’t worry. I’ve got you covered if you need help finding a deadlift bar. While most barbells

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10 Best Powerlifting Books for All Levels of Lifters

If you’re looking for some of the best books to read to improve your knowledge of powerlifting, you’ve come to the right place. Some of my favorite books about training contain methods of improving performance for both barbell and non-barbell sports. While those books are great to read, and many of the principles apply to

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Smith Machine Deadlift: How-To, Muscles Worked, Pros, & Cons

Improving the deadlift is one of the best ways to increase your overall strength and add muscle to your frame. Some people may not have access to a standard barbell and weights and choose to stop training the deadlift altogether. However, the Smith machine deadlift is a viable option that allows you to perform the

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How Long Does Creatine Take to Work?

Creatine is the most researched performance supplement out there. Many people know it is worthwhile to take but may wonder when its benefits start to kick in. How long does creatine take to work? When taken at a maintenance dose of 3-5 grams per day, it will take 2-4 weeks to notice creatine’s effects. This

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