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The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy

If you thought you were going to get an article on the best rep ranges to build muscle then guess again. Instead, you’re going to find out how to optimize each and every one of those reps to build maximum muscle while allowing you to remain injury-free. Not all reps are created equal. Here’s how to get the most out...
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Are Your Struggling to String Chest to Bar Pull-Ups Together?

  Do you pull high enough on a chest to bar pull-up but can’t touch without a huge arch? Can you get one chest to bar, but crash to a dead stop and then have to restart your whole kip over to get your next rep? The chest to bar pull-up is an extremely hard movement that requires lots of...
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How To Continue Training When Injured

If you’ve spent any significant time working to push your performance to the next level, you know that an occasional tweak will happen that creates some soreness with exercise. Usually these tweaks though are nothing to worry about and training can continue as normal. But what can you do when a more significant injury occurs? After months or years of...
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CrossFit & Muscle Hypertrophy – Can You Build a More Powerful Physique?

Let’s be honest, as CrossFit athletes, we want to improve our health and performance, but what we want more than anything is to look better. While many fitness enthusiasts will argue that CrossFit is not the best route for building muscle mass, it is undeniable that many CrossFit athletes have developed incredible physiques following the CrossFit methodology. In this article,...
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Strength Training with Lower Back Pain

If you’ve trained hard and worked to push your performance to the next level for any extended period of time you know that the occasional tweak of a muscle or joint is inevitable. But when it comes to a tweak in your back many athletes tend to become more concerned than other areas. Continuing to remain highly active as your...
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Strict Muscle-Up: Foundations & Positioning

Are you ready to get your first strict muscle-up on rings? There are a few essential techniques that will put you in optimal positioning for the movement. Gymnastics expert Pamela Gagnon discusses what you need to do with your grip, torso positioning, and pulling positions in this video. Dr. Zach Long also breaks down the most critical mobility component you need...
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The 8 Best Snatch Mobility Movements

The snatch is the fastest of all weightlifting movements. But, it is also the most mobility demanding exercise. Many athletes struggle with this movement due to their inability to get into good positioning. The following exercises are our favorite to improve your snatch mobility and get you lifting more weight! For a complete program designed to improve your mobility for...
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Add More Toes To Bar Reps With This Progression

Are you stuck in a rut with your toes to bar? Do you have to continually reset for each set of T2B? Or maybe an awkward swing that is stopping you from stringing a few together in a row? If you can do singles, but still can’t string a few or more together, then this toes to bar progression will help...
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The Best Tips for Building Strict Ring Muscle-Up Strength

Frustrated with lack of progress with Strict Ring Muscle-Ups? Ready to drastically improve this skill? Don’t worry, this strength skill takes a lot of time and practice but is definitely worth the hard work because it has a lot of benefits as a strength training skill. Those who train the strict ring muscle-up will build grip strength, pulling strength, tricep...
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