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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Wedge Your Deadlift

The deadlift is probably my favorite out of the big three, and it’s one of those lifts where people really have a lot of trouble with bad form. I mean that in every sense – people freak out and cringe at even a single second of rounding, and a lot […]

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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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Eating for Lifting: When and Why

You are what you eat – literally. Our body is composed more than just partially of the food we consume, and much of what we eat isn’t just used to fuel ourselves for the day, but to allow us to rebuild tissue that we gradually lose through wear-and-tear, damage, and […]

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Does Sexual Activity Affect Lifting?

It’s a pretty common myth, surprisingly – the worry among male athletes that being with a woman might pull the strength out of their legs, and the belief among many men that not having sex (and that not masturbating) is the key to a strength and serenity. For Samson, it […]

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Why Sleep Is So Incredibly Important

There are two kinds of people – the kind who love to sleep early, and the kind who love to sleep in. Every once in a while, you’ll find a unicorn that genuinely doesn’t sleep more than a few hours per day, but the general consensus among researchers is that […]

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