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Sandbags Vs Barbells – Comparing The Benefits & Drawbacks To Both

Strength-based workouts have often been associated with equipment like barbells and dumbbells… but with the rise of functional training (and the benefits this brings), there’s a new piece of equipment vying for your attention… the sandbag. But is a sandbag actually better than using a barbell? This comparison outlines the benefits of both barbells and …

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Cyclist Squats – What Are They and Should You Do Them?

If you’re looking for a squat variation to build strong, powerful quads… it’s time to talk about cyclist squats. Inspired by… well, you guessed it… cyclists, and popularized by strength coach Charles Poliquin, the cyclist squat pays homage to how the traditional squat can be so elegantly adapted to suit specific goals and training outcomes. …

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Deficit Reverse Lunge

Deficit Reverse Lunge – One Of The Gym’s Best Kept Secrets

Gentle on knees… intense on muscular development, deficit reverse lunges are a fantastic exercise for so many reasons. The movement may not be the first exercise you think about for training your legs… but the outcome of using it in your workout routine can be substantial. The deficit is created by lunging backwards from a …

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Asian Squats

Asian Squats – How to Perform, Benefits and Why Everyone’s Talking About Them

The Asian squat is a deep squat that has strong cultural ties with numerous Asian countries. A seemingly simple exercise, it has grabbed international headlines and made many folks in Western countries realize that they are actually unable to hold such a deep squat. So why is the Asian squat so difficult for certain nationalities? …

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Arnold split vs PPL split

Arnold Split vs PPL – What’s The Best for Your Goals?

In bodybuilding (and general strength training plans), the term “split” refers to how you divide your training through the week. Following a relevant training split can help you reach your fitness goals more efficiently, by influencing how you’re activating your muscles through the week. Two popular training splits are the Arnold split and the PPL …

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