Avi Silverberg, National Powerlifting Team Coach

Chris Fudge, Coach & National Level Powerlifter

Dr. Megan Branton

Dr. Megan Bryanton, Human Performance 

Clifton Pho, World Powerlifting Champion

steve denovi

Steve DeNovi, MBA, 10+ years coaching


top compound bicep exercises

Top 11 Compound Bicep Exercises: Build Bigger, Stronger Arms

Growing your biceps requires careful exercise selection that promotes the most muscular growth. The best movements to help trigger growth in your arms are compound exercises. Below are the 11 best compound exercises for biceps: This article will discuss this selection of compound bicep exercises and why we want to promote compound lifts for arms

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preparing for your first powerlifting meet

Preparing for Your First Powerlifting Meet

My experience in powerlifting, both as a lifter and as a coach, has shown me that powerlifting meets are some of the most welcoming, encouraging sporting events you could be a part of. Most lifters are there to compete against themselves – their previous records – and not each other, and the whole room cheers

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Should I Take Creatine While Cutting? Pros & Cons

Variables like nutrition, sleep, and exercise play a crucial role when cutting body fat. However, supplementing with creatine for weight loss can make a positive impact as well. Are you wondering, should I take creatine while cutting? Taking creatine while cutting enhances your body’s ability to train harder and recover faster, making it helpful in

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How to Get A Thicker Neck: 3 Exercises & Common Mistakes

When building a thicker neck in the gym, the benefits are numerous, and there aren’t any drawbacks. A thicker neck is more than just aesthetically pleasing; with more meat around your neck, you’re less prone to various neck injuries, either from sports or activities of daily living. But you need to be smart with how

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best home gym treadmills

10 Best Home Gym Treadmills

Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of home gym equipment, but not every home is equipped for one. If you’re thinking about buying one for your own home gym, there are several things you should think about first. Treadmills are great for home gyms because they’re beginner-friendly. But they can also benefit advanced

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Planet Fitness

Is A Planet Fitness Membership Worth It? (Honest Review)

Planet Fitness is one of the most widely recognized chain gyms due to its infamous “lunk alarm” and its laid-back approach to fitness. I recently went to a Planet Fitness near me with a friend to find out if a membership is worth it. So is Planet Fitness a good gym? A Planet Fitness membership

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Front Squat vs Back Squat: Pros, Cons, & Differences

The front squat and back squat might seem like they’re interchangeable, but they have some important differences and specific applications! So what are the differences between front squats and back squats? Back squats are better for beginners or those primarily looking to develop max strength. Front squats are better if you’re looking for maximal quadriceps

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Does Weightlifting Stunt Your Growth? (No, Here’s Why)

The idea that weightlifting stunts your growth is a common concern among parents with young kids and beginning lifters alike. It makes sense to worry about it, but the fear is unfounded. Does weightlifting stunt your growth? Lifting weights will not stunt your growth or hurt someone’s ability to grow, especially for young athletes. In

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How Much Does A Squat Bar Weigh? 7 Types Explained

Walking into the weight room, you wouldn’t think you’d need a lot of math to figure out how much weight you’re lifting. Plate math is different from regular math, especially when there are many types of squat bars. So, how much does a squat bar weigh? A standard barbell weighs 44 lbs (20kg). Men’s Olympic bars weigh

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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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Rowing Machine vs Treadmill: Which is Better?

When choosing the most suitable home gym equipment for cardio training, you may consider a rowing machine and a treadmill. Which is better: a rowing machine or a treadmill? Treadmills burn more calories (between 300 to 400 per 30 mins) but are harder on your joints, heavier, and cost between $300 and $10,000. Rowers are

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how much does a barbell weigh

How Much Does a Barbell Weigh? 14 Types Explained

You want to get a good workout in, but you also don’t want to look like a fool at the gym. Not knowing something simple like the answer to the question, “How much does the bar weigh at the gym?” falls into this category. So how much does a barbell weigh? The most common barbell

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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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How To Weigh Yourself Without A Scale

Whether your goal is to lose or gain weight, using a scale is probably the most common way to measure your weight. Weight check-ins are a quick and easy way to measure your progress. But a scale only measures your total mass. It doesn’t differentiate between fat, muscle, bone, organs, and skin. Muscle weighs more

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female fitness models

Top 50 Female Fitness Models To Follow

The female fitness industry is growing by the minute! This population has grown in fame for their amazing physique, determination, and ability to empower other women to embrace their health and fitness. Are you looking for inspiration in your Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook feed? Maybe some Youtube fitness tutorials? This list of individuals consists of

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Home Gym Mirrors - Where To Get Large, Cheap Mirrors

11 Best Home Gym Mirrors: Large & Cheap

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases. If you’re building a home gym, you might be on the hunt for cheap gym mirrors.  So where can you find the best workout room mirrors? While you can look for workout mirrors on second-hand marketplaces, which may vary in

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11 Best Grip Strength Exercises for Stronger Lifts

Training for grip strength is an aspect many people miss. A strong grip leads to stronger lifts, such as deadlifts and pull-ups. A strong grip is also associated with lower mortality risk and improved quality of life. I had surgery on my hand a year ago and had to regain my grip strength to what

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pendulum squat

Pendulum Squat: Is This Unique Squat Variation Right for You?

So, you’re interested in pendulum squats but know diddly-squat about them? You’re not alone. With the pendulum squat machine looking more like a medieval torture device than an exercise apparatus, it’s no surprise that lifters avoid it like the plague. Don’t worry, though. You won’t feel (or look) like a lifting newbie for much longer.

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