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The Deadlift Series: Sumo vs. Conventional
The Deadlift Series: Sumo vs. Conventional

Sumo and conventional are two stance options for performing the deadlift for maximal strength and power.  The sumo stance is a variation that has increased in popularity over the last few years thanks to the explosion of the sport of powerlifting across the world. As...

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The Deadlift Series: Creating Tension, Part 2
The Deadlift Series: Creating Tension, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how taking the slack out of the bar can help you deadlift more efficiently, increasing tension at the onset of the lift. In today’s article, I’ll discuss another crucial aspect of the set-up that can add kilos to your lifts, while...

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The Deadlift Series: Creating Tension, Part 1
The Deadlift Series: Creating Tension, Part 1

In this series, I’ll be addressing some elements of proper setup and execution that can dramatically improve your deadlift. To start off, let’s talk about tension.  There are a couple of different ways to increase tension in the deadlift, so this topic will be covered...

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Box Jumps for Conditioning: Is It Worth it?
Box Jumps for Conditioning: Is It Worth it?

Box jumps are a phenomenal tool for building explosive power and strength. As part of regimented plyometric training, they can help an athlete become faster, stronger and more powerful, ultimately enhancing performance where it matters. For the general population,...

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