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Pull-Up and Chin-Up Variations: What Works What

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by longtime personal trainer and fitness writer Meghan Callaway. Enjoy! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Locking a few fundamentals in place — which I describe here — will boost your ability to perform any and every type of pull-up and chin-up variation. Body positioning, control, and appropriate levels of tension apply across the board, and […]

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Fundamentals of Pull-Up Positioning

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from someone I’ve bonded with over the years over our experience of being athletes and trainers who share a fierce love of new challenges. Meghan Callaway is a fount of fitness ideas and experience, covering a wide range of topics under the strength umbrella with extraordinary rigor and thoroughness.  Today’s post […]

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The Case for Hypertrophy

Editor’s Note: today’s guest post is from someone I’m downright giddy to feature, and that’s hypertrophy specialist Bryan Krahn. Krahn, a fellow longtime writer, editor, and coach, is more passionate about the prospect and process of building a muscle than anyone I’ve ever met, and as such, he’s turned over every rock and tried every practice […]

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How “Oh Well, Girl” Became A Life Mantra

Like so many of my favorite moments, it began in a car filled with rugby women. I wasn’t even there, and yet that road trip resulted in what is undoubtedly the single most perspective-granting, oft-repeated phrase of my life. “Oh Well, Girl”: The Backstory En route to a match, a stranger in another car suddenly […]

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Muscles Are Accessories and Other #QueenShit

  “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” -Walt Whitman “Oh well, girl.” -Maya Camille Winters The most dramatic personal-growth phases tend to occur in the eighth year of each decade for me: 18, 28, and now 38. Slowly, slowly, slowly, then suddenly, something rips open […]

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The Other Bigs of Bigness

Editor’s Note: Julie Read and I met a few years ago at the gym when was working at a friend’s gym. After several hangouts at industry events, I was eager to get to know her better. (She’s always saying funny shit quietly, so if you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss it.) Julie is a talented massage therapist, […]

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