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Barbell vs Smith Machine Bench Press: The Pro’s & Con’s of Each

Building a great chest is one of the most common fitness goals. After all, what did you notice about Superman, He-Man or the G.I. Joes as a kid? There are many exercises to build up those pecs, and many of them work. However, there is one exercise that has been …

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Dumbbell Deadlift vs Barbell Deadlift: The Pro’s & Con’s Of Each

There are very few exercises that recruit the entire body the way deadlifts do. Referred to by many as “the king of all exercises,” the deadlift mainly works your hamstrings, glutes and lower back, but it recruits the rest of your body as a support system, and thus leads to …

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How To Properly Do Bent Over Shrugs To Build Your Traps Up

The upper back, sadly, is one of the most neglected parts of the body in most people. Have you ever seen a really buff guy walking down the street but with a slender neck leading straight into his collar bones? Or someone with really wide lats, but they don’t have …

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List Of Compound Bodyweight Exercises And How To Do Them

Getting to the gym can be hard. Maybe there’s not one close to you, or the one close to you is always packed with people curling in the squat rack and grunting like banshees. If this is the case, and you don’t have the space or resources to set up …

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How To Master The Savickas Press: Proper Form & Technique

As far as shoulder exercises go, gym-goers usually only have 3 or 4 that they alternate in between, with 1 or 2 compound lifts. Unfortunately, shoulders are one of the most neglected body parts by the average Joe, and this may be in part due to the perceived lack of …

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How To Do Dips At Home: Tips, Tricks, & Creative Ideas

One of the most pressing challenges of working out at home is developing techniques and tricks to perform all of the same movements that you can do in a gym. Of course, in your home you’re probably not going to have a rubberized laminate deadlift platform or seven different types …

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How To Build Chest Muscle At Home (With or Without Equipment)

A well-developed chest goes a long way to cast a positive first impression. It will give you an air of size and strength as well as courage, poise, and confidence when meeting someone for the first time. For the less-experienced, building the pectoral muscles may seem challenging and only attainable …

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Everything A Mother Needs To Know About Running While Pregnant

So you’re going to be a MOM! Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of raging hormones, unexpected energy surges, and fatigue like you’ve never experienced before. And of course the food cravings, food aversions, stretch marks, heartburn, mood swings, and much, much more. Thankfully, all of these crazy symptoms do …

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Everything You Need To Know About Running With Ankle Weights

Whether you realize it or not, every time you step in the gym to pound some iron, hit the trail for a run, stride onto the playing field or break a sweat during a workout you are in pursuit of three things: Citius, Altius and Fortius. What? You don’t recognize …