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5 lifting lessons you can avoid to learn the hard way

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 25, 2017 7:00:00 PM

5 lifting lessons you can avoid to learn the hard way

In the free weight section of the room, you can either learn everything yourself and waste a tonne of time or read these five pieces of wisdom I learned after spending ten years in the gym on and off training for strength and martial arts.

 

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Squat: How many reps [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 21, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Squat: How many reps

 It can be quite daunting to pick the right amount of repetition and sets when you start with the squat. here are some example templates which you should know and use to your own advantage. Always be mindful about zour own goals and what is the best rep scheme to achieve them. If you are in doubt talk to zour personal trainer or leave a comment below.
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Squat: How to improve

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 18, 2017 7:01:00 PM

 

Squat: How to improve

These are more general points on how to improve on your squat. If you want a very specific example of a program please refer to my review of the smolov squat routine. If you have any questions or additional information please post them in the comments.

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Squat without pads [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 14, 2017 7:00:00 PM

 

Squat without pad

This is an overview on how you can start to squat without a pad. You will find tips on how to set up for the squat, aftercare and some comments on equipment.

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Bench press with chains or bands ? [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 11, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Bench press with chains or bands ?

If you have not trained for more than two years do not use bands or chains at all. In short chains are more suited for maximum efforts while bands are the better choice for developing explosiveness based on my experiences. The following articles provides you with knowledge for conjugated periodisation, how to setup bands and chains correctly and when to choose one over the other. Feel free to share your questions and experiences in the comments to make this article better. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Bench Press

How does a bench press calculator work? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 7, 2017 7:00:00 PM

How does a bench press calculator work?

Most bench press calculators either work with a mathematical formula which you will find in this article or are based on empirical results from a study. Calculators are a good tool to determine general strength, track progress and program an athlete's schedule. Be careful around maximum efforts especially for very strong athletes as physics dictate exponential effort while calculators usually assume linear strength progression. In short, this means the stronger the athlete the more inaccurate the calculators become.

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How to have a breathtaking wedding in Scotland

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 4, 2017 9:48:25 PM

 

Intro

 

My first time to Scotland was for a wedding of a good friend of my fiancee. What a pleasant surprise I was in for when Scotland greeted the couple and us with great weather, a brimming, bustling town and a wedding from the pages of a Disney fairy tale.

 

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How accurate are bench press calculators? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 4, 2017 7:00:00 PM

How accurate are bench press calculators?

So should you rely on a bench press calculator for your performance? The short answer is definitely not for estimating real life one repetition maximum attempts. They are a good tool to get estimates to see where to start and whether you are progressing.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Bench Press

What are bench press bars made of ? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 31, 2017 7:00:00 PM

What are bench press bars made of? 

This is an overview of barbells which can be used for the bench press. Most of them are made of steel with different finishes. For details and different variations of barbells read on. Hope you enjoy it. 

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When you should bench press with dumbbells [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 28, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When you should bench press with dumbbells

With training and chest day, there always remains the question of what to do exactly to develop your chest. There are dumbbell bench presses, barbell bench presses and for some even multi-grip and duffalo bar bench presses to choose from. But how to decide on what is best for you and especially when to use the dumbbell bench press.

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Topics: Lift stronger, bech press