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Powerlifting for Women: Train to Your Strengths

Photo cred: Martin Rittenberry  It’s a question I am asked often: Should women train differently than men in powerlifting? For the most part, the answer is no, because when you place the lion’s share of your training on getting stronger in the big three, the outcome is the same: Any human who trains the competition […]

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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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Even Flow: Your Menstrual Cycle and Your Workouts

Listen, maybe today’s not the day, OK?   Hi, my name is JVB. I’m 39, just a few months shy of turning 40, and I’ve just now started paying attention to my period. (Are you eye-rolling so hard at me right now? I am.) The truth is I’m very lucky: ever since I got my […]

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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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