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The Best Rep Range for Big Muscles

There’s a lot of bro-science (or anecdotal trial-and-error) in the realm of hypertrophy training. And no matter what any of us gym rats want to admit, we have all participated in it at some point or another. Because, while a lot of the time bro-science is largely unsubstantiated by actual science, there are instances in […]

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How Hypertrophy Supports Strength Goals

I am not a strength athlete. In the past I would have embraced my status as an endurance athlete (running was my thing), but now I identify most with the special breed who finds a home among the bros (note: I use this as a genderless term of endearment), but who doesn’t choose to compete in a […]

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Do It Better: Front Squats

“Ugh, I hate front squats,” a member of The Movement Minneapolis said to me during evening class recently, as she moved around the rack setting up her barbell and plates. “They just don’t feel good.” What she meant, after further discussion, was not that front squats caused her pain but that they were uncomfortable. Or, […]

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Your Unapologetically Strong Coaching Questions, Answered

  OK, hunker down, friends, because I’ve got a lot of info coming your way. I have been asked many questions about the new Unapologetically Strong Coaching program, and honestly, the enthusiasm I’ve seen from those who have already snagged a spot on the team is so, so thrilling. Below are the answers to your […]

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Do It Better: Your Path to Bodyweight Pull-ups

Pull-ups. You plus the bar plus gravity, and nothing else. Are you sweatin’ yet? If you are, you are exactly who I want to talk to today. Because if this is you, chances are pretty good you’ve bought into the myth that continues to hang on with the tenacity of Super Glue: that pull-ups are not […]

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Power Portrait: Andrea Williams

Author’s Note: Andrea Williams has been a member of Unapologetically Powerful coaching since August of 2016 and while you can already see how warm-hearted and enthusiastic she is in the photo above, her strength and tenacity should not be underestimated. A trainer herself, Andrea embodies what Jen and I call our favorite motto, “Always be […]

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