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Do It Better: Barbell Deadlift

  The barbell deadlift: I know you desire to lift a barbell as big as a Cadillac (and I really love that about you). But for as simple to execute as this movement appears to be from the outset, deadlifting involves much more than picking up the weight and setting it back down again, especially if […]

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Do It Better: Bench Press

  I love to write love letters about the bench press, and hunker down, because this is juicy one. Not so secretly, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you’re on board with getting better at this lift because my dream scenario includes women who are fanning out and claiming their benches in gyms all over, […]

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Do It Better: Back Squats

When I was a kid, I watched one of my dad’s favorite movies, Caddyshack, often enough that one golfer’s ability to control the path of his putt with his mind (and the mantra “Na-na-na-na-na-na-na”) still stands out vividly to me. “There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen,” says Ty Webb (played by […]

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Better Than Seeing Through Walls

If I could choose a superpower it would almost certainly be the ability to see into the future. Just think of the possibilities if you could accurately predict the future. You’d never have to worry about money because you could just invest in guaranteed winners. You wouldn’t die of some Final Destination freak accident because […]

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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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Dear Future Lifting Buddy

Dear Future Lifting Buddy, The very first thing I want to say is that I’m excited for a gym date with you. Someday, somewhere, I cannot wait to pump it out side by side. Look me up anytime you need your biceps-curl fix. But…is training specifically for muscles and vanity worthwhile, in the long run? When I […]

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