Suitcase Deadlift Exercise Tutorial

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The one arm barbell suitcase deadlift is a great exercise for your core, grip and posterior chain strength.

Supplement Recommendations from Fitness YouTubers

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Supplement recommendations from a few of my favorite fitness YouTubers. I hope it helps some of you narrow down the supplements you’re taking.

Reactive Training Manual

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A quick breakdown of Mike Tuchscherer’s training program Reactive Training Manual. Also discussed is why and how I currently utilize his program.

Mike Tuchscherer – 800lbs x 3 Deadlift

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A video of Mike Tuchscherer deadlifting 800lbs x 3.

Why You Should Walk

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A video and article about the importance of daily walking.

Xmas Gift Ideas for People Who Work Out

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Some gift ideas for people who work out broken down into price categories. It should help you find some Christmas gifts for yourself or other fit people you know!

Jonnie Candito 606lbs Deadlift @ 180lbs

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Powerlifter Jonnie Candito deadlifts 275kg/606lbs in competition weighing in at 82kg/180lbs. He is 21 years old.

Training with Lingering Injuries

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An article to help you figure out how to adjust your training to work around lingering injuries you may have.

Man in Wheelchair Attempts 500lbs Deadlift

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In response to Omar Isuf’s 500lbs deadlift challenge, this man in a wheelchair attempted to deadlift 500lbs.

My Favorite Protein Powder

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In this quick article, I introduce you to my absolute favorite protein powder. It tastes terrific and mixes better than any other powder I’ve tried.

Strength Camp Challenge – Win $5,000

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Some quick information on the Strength Camp Challenge. Find out what it is and how to sign up. 1st place wins $5k!

Behdad Salimi 260kg/573lbs Clean & Jerk Video

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A huge 260kg/573lbs clean & jerk from Olympic weight lifter and gold medalist Behdad Salimi.

Powerlifting Motivation Video – Light The Fire Beneath You

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A great motivational video for powerlifting.

Periodize Your Training with Block Periodization

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A quick rundown of how to periodize your training into blocks of several weeks in order to improve certain qualities, i.e. maximal strength, hypertrophy, explosiveness or strength endurance.

No Squat Rack at Gym

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Some options, if the gym you have a membership at doesn’t have a squat rack.

How to Breathe | Breathing 101

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A tutorial video on how to breathe properly. A proper breathing pattern can help improve your core strength, safeguard your spine when lifting weights and help better your posture.

Should You Overhead Press?

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An article outlining my opinion on whether or not people should utilize overhead pressing movements in their workout routines.

Ideals for People You Love

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Trying to force your ideals on the people you love is wrong. The video and additional information provided in this post explains why.

Keep Calm and Lift On T-Shirts

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Some badass gym t-shirts with the text “Keep Calm and Lift On” jacked from the British “Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda posters used for World War II.

Accept Challenges

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Inspired by a video from Elliott Hulse, this is more of a motivational post about accepting challenges that you might face. The question whether or not you can drop squats from a 5×5 training program is also answered.

Shoulder (P)rehab Routine

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A look at what I’m currently doing to rehab my (mildly) injured shoulder. Included are videos of self myofascial release, shoulder-specific mobility drills, various static stretches and shoulder-specific prehab circuits done with light weights.

Push Up Variations

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An article with various types of push ups. The basic push up is covered along with a beginner push up progression and some more advanced push up variations.

Sugar Info Video from Kai Wheeler

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A video about table sugar from Kai Wheeler, including a brief history lesson, basic information about sugar and also the risks involved with consuming a lot of sugar.

How to Improve the Front Rack Position

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Stretching and mobility drills to improve the front rack position for movements like the front squat, clean and push press.

Chalk Alternatives

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Two great lifting chalk alternatives that won’t leave a mess.

Choosing a Workout Program

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A quick and easy way to choose a great workout program that will get you results (provided you work hard, eat well and recover properly).

Foam Roller Fail

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Just a hilarious product image for some foam rollers.

Tips for Increasing Lift Frequency

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A few things to consider when increasing training frequency on a lift (or more than one lift). Some examples on how to adjust volume and intensity are given, along with other valuable information when it comes to higher frequency workout routines.

Honest Supplement Review from Elliott Hulse

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Elliott Hulse from strengthcamp reviews some supplements and gives you his general advice on supplements. My opinion is also included in the post.

Back to School Training Advice

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For those of you going back to school now, there might be less opportunities to get your training done. This is especially true for athletes. Here are a few quick tips to make it easier on yourself.