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Beginner Series Part 2: Goal Setting

Beginner Series: Goal Setting Setting goals for yourself is one of those things that seems so obvious, but often gets overlooked. Usually you know what your general goals are before you get into the gym: get stronger, feel better, be healthier, etc. But once you are in the gym and starting...

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Beginners Series Part 1: Just Get Started

Beginners Series: Just Get Started There are many things I wish I could go back and tell myself 10 years ago, when I was brand new to lifting and training. Looking back at old training logs and diet plans, I can’t help but cringe. What was I thinking!? I spent a lot of time worrying about...

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Why Pump Training WON'T Make You Massive

Why Pump Training WON'T Make You Massive You should not chase the pump! When training we want to look at the big picture. So what do we mean by pump training? Well, don’t solely train with the pump in mind. Honestly, this is what a lot beginners or bros(we didnt want to say it) do, they...

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​Simple Size Tips That People Forget

Simple Size Tips Tip 1: Find that movement that your body responds well to Find the one movement where you really feel the muscles that you're meant to feel. We see a lot of people never finding the exercises that work best for their body. Not everyone responds to every movement the...

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Why You Don't Need “Perfect” Form

Why You Don't Need “Perfect” Form For most individuals you don’t need perfect technique in order to get the results that you’re after. This does not mean that technique isn’t supremely important when it comes to your lifting. So what does that mean? Well, technique is invaluable, but...

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Always Do This Before You Deadlift

Always Do This Before You Deadlift This is something that gets looked over all too often. Or even if you do, do this, its only done before your first rep and not between reps. This will help not only in your strength but with rep consistency and can be better for your body overall. So...

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Why Strength Programs Don't Build Muscle

Why Your Strength Program Might Not Build You Muscle This is something that is more common than you'd think. Essentially, for those that want to get strong, you have accumulated too much fatigue(which you need to do for strength) which then leaves you unable to get sufficient volume to...

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What To Do When You're Sick

How To Factor In Illness Into Your Program When we get sick do we continue where we left off in our program OR do we have to reset completely and lose all of our progress? This all depends on what kind of sickness we have. As humans, we get sick, its bound to happen sometime. We might get a...

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​How To Warm Up Effectively

How To Warm Up Effectively This is one of those things we get asked constantly but doesn't get the same amount of coverage/attention that something like, "How To Bench Effectively" might. That being said, it is super important to warm up and yet often times we do a poor job at it or even...

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Quick & Easy Squat Tips

Quick & Easy Squat Tips Watch the above video to see these tips(below) applied. Multiple things we look for in a squat. Maintain neutral back, squeeze our traps together, those scapula together, keep that nice firm platform for the bar to sit on, we want to hit depth, with the hip...

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