Jacob Wymer

Jacob Wymer

Jacob Wymer is a powerlifting coach and PhD Candidate in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning, researching the application of barbell velocity measurements to powerlifting. He is involved in powerlifting across the board, from athlete to meet director. Jacob runs his coaching services at EST Barbell. You can also connect with him on Instagram.
  • Education:
    • Master's of Science in Sports Biomechanics
    • Bachelor of Science in Sports & Exercise Science

The lying leg curl machine is a popular exercise to work on the hamstring muscles, but not every gym has one. No worries though, there … Continue Reading12 Leg Curl Alternatives: Dumbbells, Bands, Bodyweight

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Prilepin’s Chart is a weightlifting-derived chart that provides recommendations for volumes across differing training intensities. It can be applied to powerlifting, but without understanding its … Continue ReadingPrilepin’s Chart For Powerlifting: How To Use It Effectively

Dumbbell lat exercises give you a great range to train the lats, which benefits anyone training in a home gym or a gym with limited … Continue Reading9 Best Dumbbell Lat Exercises: Pros, Cons, How-Tos

Both kettlebell swings and deadlifts are great for training the posterior chain — the muscles along the backside of the body like the glutes, hamstrings, … Continue ReadingKettlebell Swing vs Deadlift: Differences, Pros, Cons

Push ups and dips are two exercises that can help lifters grow their chest and triceps. I regularly include both movements in my own programming … Continue ReadingDips vs Push Ups: Pros, Cons, Which Is Better?

Push-ups are an exercise used widely by beginner to advanced lifters. However, diamond push-ups may be an even better option for those with strength and … Continue ReadingDiamond Push-Ups: Everything You Need to Know

Neither the close grip nor wide lat pulldown is better, as they work different posterior chain muscle groups. The best choice is to use the … Continue ReadingClose vs Wide Grip Lat Pulldown: Which Is Better?

Many lifters and athletes train the deadlift but often do not fully understand what muscles they are training. By knowing what muscles are working, you … Continue ReadingDo Deadlifts Work The Lats? (Yes, Here’s How)

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