How I Squat

Legs are absurdly strong, if you think about it. Most people’s squats are not limited by how much force they can produce through their legs, but by their back. Most people can leg press, machine hack squat and hip thrust far more than they can actually back squat. Unilaterally, people […]

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How I Overhead Press

I would say that objectively, the coolest lift is the overhead press. A strict press requires a ton of power, upper body strength, and while it’s always going to be the smallest lift in the room, I also think it’s generally the most impressive. If powerlifting is missing anything, it’s […]

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How I Bench Press

The bench press is the ultimate bro exercise, and it’s pretty much the one barbell movement most gymgoers are familiar with. While the squat ranks up there as well, squats are typically neither as popular nor as well-liked as the bench press. However, outside of powerlifting and bodybuilding circles, a […]

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How I Deadlift

I’ve described before that the deadlift feels like home to me, thanks to relatively long arms and a natural affinity for pulling. That doesn’t mean I have any talent in putting big numbers on the bar, but versus my other lifts, my deadlift is definitely a little ahead of the […]

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Why You Need ALL the Squats

As with a lot of other programming and technique posts, I’m not writing this article specifically to address late intermediate or advanced lifters. If you can easily squat close to double your bodyweight or double your bodyweight, then I don’t need to tell you why you should do one squat […]

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Mobility drills to prime your squat

When we’re born onto this world as babes, our joints are extremely flexible, and our bones aren’t even completely fused together, essentially meaning that we’re hyper-malleable meat bags for the first few years of our life. Then age kicks in, and the bones fuse together while muscles mature, and sex […]

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