Exercise Guide

CrossFit

crossfitter doing toes to bar

Four Big Benefits of the Toes to Bar

Have you ever watched the CrossFit Games and wondered how athletes like Tia-Clair Toomey not only achieve their six-packs but also the abdominal strength that comes with it? A part of it is due to eating enough calories, while another...

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Powerlifting

The Great American Squat-Off

The Story Behind the Great American Squat-Off

It is one of the most memorable moments in the fitness industry — Tom Platz faced ‘Dr. Squat’ Fred Hatfield in a squat competition. The "squat-off," as it's often called, went down in Essen, Germany, in 1992. It was a spectacle that sought to address the eternal question: Who is...

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Weightlifting

Take Your Olympic Lifting Up a Notch With the Power Snatch

Take Your Olympic Lifting Up a Notch With the Power Snatch

Olympic lifting isn’t just about heavy barbells and deep squats. The power snatch is a beginner variation of the snatch that trains your speed above all else, since you have to be faster than usual in order to receive the barbell higher. In order to “power” a snatch, you need...

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Strongman

Squats Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

Squats Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

All squats are not created equal. I repeat, all squats are not created equal. Many lifters and athletes perform squats in the same way in which they were first taught and/or have seen on Instagram and Youtube. While those are both great resources for squat development, many lifters fail to...

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Bodyweight

The 12 Best Bodyweight Cardio Exercises

The 12 Best Bodyweight Cardio Exercises You Should Be Doing

When you hear the word cardio your thoughts might drift to the drudgery of a treadmill or elliptical. Cardio in lifting circles is often thought of as a dirty word, but improving your cardio has a wide range of benefits including improved conditioning and recovery from resistance training. The best...

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