Training Articles

6 Reasons to Love Front Squats
6 Reasons to Love Front Squats

Let’s cut to the chase here: front squats are incredibly underrated. Though they often have more to offer than their back-loaded cousin, they’re not quite as popular, but I’m hoping this article can change that. Before we dive in, let me preface by saying a front...

Stop Half-Assing Your Training
Stop Half-Assing Your Training

One of the things I’ve learned over my years of coaching is that many lifters, regardless of training experience, often overlook the significance of training with intent. By intent I mean the eagerness and determination to learn, apply and continuously improve. See,...

Are Unilateral Exercises Better Than Bilateral Exercises?
Are Unilateral Exercises Better Than Bilateral Exercises?

Proper exercise selection is one of the core features of any effective strength training program. Traditionally, bilateral exercises make up the bulk of most training routines, with lifts such as the squat and bench press taking precedence over unilateral exercises....

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

The sumo and conventional deadlifts are two different lifts, each with its own sets of unique benefits and drawbacks. 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 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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