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GVT vs 5x5 for mass [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 21, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT vs 5x5 for mass

Diet is the main factor in building mass. If you have no meal plan yet cover this first. After that GVT will yield better results to build muscle than 5x5.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5, German Volume Training, Fitness, Strength

How Fitness and Physical Health Can Save Your Marriage [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How Fitness and Physical Health Can Save Your Marriage

Individuals can experience many benefits from having a fitness routine. Aside from staying in good physical health, living an active lifestyle also improves mental health. People often report feeling better after exercising due to the release of the feel-good chemicals known as endorphins.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

Stronglifts: How to squat [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 19, 2018 9:32:00 AM

Stronglifts: How to Squat

This article covers the five most important points for squatting on Stronglifts. You will learn basic techniques and find material to deepen your knowledge. To start learn a proper walk out, how to build tension and to squat to depth. Learn these techniques one step at a time. For more detail you can always contact me via pascal@marathon-crossfit.com.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5, Squat, Fitness, Strength

Deadlift: When to increase weight [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift: When to increase weight

 

The simple rule is as long and steady as you can without failing. The increments of increasing weight are bigger for beginners and become smaller as a percentage of one repetition maximum the more the lifter matures. Microloading and deloading are concepts which work, but not well known or applied too late. This article will help you to understand better how to pick your increases. Beginners will start with 2.5kg to 5kg from an empty bar.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Jim Wendler 5/3/1, Stronglifts 5x5, Deadlift, Strength

GVT chest and back [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT chest and back

 

German Volume training can be used to build a bigger chest and back. The template is 10x10 at 60% with 30 seconds rest. The chest is usually easier to grow than your back. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, German Volume Training, Fitness, Strength

The Role of Fitness in a Balanced Life [Article]

Posted by Cami Renzoni

Sep 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

The Role of Fitness in a Balanced Life

 

When you lead a busy life, your days can be incredibly hectic. You may struggle to juggle responsibilities at home and work and end up sacrificing time spent on hobbies or self-improvement just to meet the demands of your overstuffed schedule. Time can feel like a scarce commodity, and when you find a rare free moment, you may be tempted to spend it in front of the television.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health

Can you do Stronglifts every other day? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 12, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

Can you do Stronglifts every other day?

Stronglifts can be done every other day when you are already fit. Starters should focus on the program as prescribed. If you already have a full schedule of your main sport, also stick to your three times a week.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5, Fitness, Strength

Which deadlift is best [Article, Statistics, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Which deadlift is best

 

The question itself lacks context. This article will set the context and introduce you to the different versions of the deadlift. You will then learn about the differences between the sumo, conventional and trap bar deadlift in more detail. The sumo and conventional deadlift are on equal terms for maximum strength with minor individual differences. The trap bar deadlift is best for high repetition work for muscle gains with a lower risk of injury.

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Topics: Deadlift, Kettlebell, Fitness, Strength

GVT and cardio [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and cardio

 

GVT and Cardio can be combined if you have the time. If your goal is getting ripped take care of diet first. Cardio is second and GVT third on this list. The simplest way to get to your six pack your s a caloric deficit. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, German Volume Training, Fitness, Strength

How Fitness and Overall Wellness Helps to Improve Your Relationships [Article]

Posted by Matt Gonzales

Sep 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

How Fitness and Overall Wellness Helps to Improve Your Relationships 

Staying in shape isn’t easy. It often requires adhering to a strict daily regimen that might include eating healthy, exercising regularly and getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. The process of achieving and maintaining wellness can be exhausting, but the results are often satisfying.

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Topics: Think Deeper, Mental Health