Category Archives: Strength/hypertrophy

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Hey Pencil Neck?…(Yeah You!)

  • by Matt Jennings
  • July 7, 2016
Some people ask why bother with direct traps training…? Well here’s five reasons right off the top of my noggin’: Strong and well developed traps lends to general strength around neck. Strong and well developed traps can eliminate chronic neck aches and pains. Strong and well developed traps can help improve overhead pressing patterns. Strong […]Read More >>
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Cardio before or after a workout?

  • by theliftadmin
  • June 1, 2016
If you plan on getting in a run on the same day that you hit the iron make sure to get the strength training in first. Strength training first is not likely going to disrupt the quality of your run. But a run (or any ‘cardio’ or endurance work) before the weights will likely leave […]Read More >>
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THE PROWLER IS…THE NEW SQUAT?

  • by Matt Jennings
  • May 19, 2016
  Most people who have ever used a prowler or sled in their training have a love/hate relationship with it. Why? Well, if you have done any work with the prowler…you know why. And If you haven’t…you need to. Here’s why. The prowler can be used to improve lower body strength and/or improve conditioning. On […]Read More >>
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Don’t Just Pick Things Up And Put Them Down

  • by Matt Jennings
  • February 5, 2016
Deadlifting…is awesome. Nothing like hangin’ with your buddies, loading some wheels on the bar and tapping deep into your CNS and going beast mode…nothing like it. But there is something about lifting something relatively heavy off the ground and taking it some place. I mean it seems almost unnatural at times to pick up something […]Read More >>
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GHD For Strong & Shapely Hammys

  • by Matt Jennings
  • October 24, 2015
The GHD may be best used for low rep, explosive out of bottom end range to hip extended end range movement. The key to this exercise is to understand the importance of holding a stable (neutral) posture at cervical, thoracic, and especially lumbo/pelvic position throughout the entire exercise as you engage high force/high threshold motor […]Read More >>