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The Best Unconventional Strength Feats

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The Best Unconventional Strength Feats

Strength is impressive. If you ever see a huge deadlift, bench press or squat in person, you will no doubt be impressed. If you see a dude loading up the leg press with as many plates as possible and doing quarter reps, you will probably be less impressed. Max deadlifts, squats and bench presses and all that are extremely impressive, but they are also pretty commonplace. Sometimes, it's the other amazing feats of strength that these athletes are capable of that are as impressive, if not more. Here are some examples.  Klokov Plate Flips   Dimitry Klokov, former Russian Olympic weightlifter, and...

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3 Ways Of Spicing Up The Bench Press

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3 Ways Of Spicing Up The Bench Press

Most people who start out training with weights, do so with the intention of being in it for the long haul. When you fall in love with the iron, you realise you are going to have a long standing relationship with movements like the bench press. During the first few years, you can still get excited with movements like the plain old dumbbell and barbell bench press. They are great movements after all. But after awhile they can get a bit boring. You then start experimenting with the decline, incline and other various bench pressing machine variations in an attempt to...

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Warm-Up Routines: The Basics

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Warm-Up Routines: The Basics

Last week we discussed how cold Canberra was and delved into the ins and outs of the warm-up. We looked at when more mobility work and static stretching is needed, and when it's probably not. The article provided some essential points to help people navigate the world of warming-up. We learned that we should focus more on warming up the muscles we are about to train, as opposed to just ''warming-up'' in general and elevating our core temperature. So with all that said, what does a good warm-up look like? As mentioned, unless you have specific mobility problems that prevent you getting you...

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Warming Up? What You Need To Know

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Warming Up? What You Need To Know

When I am writing this, it the end of June in Canberra. This means Canberra is cold. What better time to talk about warming-up?  Warm-ups's: General Or Specific?  What is a warm-up? Let's start by defining what a warm-up is. It is accepted that a warm-up is something that you do to prepare your body, physically, for the workout ahead. Some people see this as raising their core temperature and getting a sweat up, i.e., doing a few minutes on a stationary bike or treadmill, that kind of thing. Warming yourself up by raising your core temperature isn't a bad idea,...

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Why You Should Leave Your Ego At The Gym Door

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Why You Should Leave Your Ego At The Gym Door

So far I have primarily written science based articles, focused on providing information on nutrition, supplements, and training. To change things up, I have decided to get a little more philosophical. Ego. We all have one, whether we like to admit it or not, it's just a part of life. What matters is how big we let our ego get, and how much we let it affect who we are and the decisions we make.  The gym, in particular, is a place where the ego runs rampant if it goes unchecked. Just walk into any mainstream gym at peak-hour, and you...

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