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Are barbell curls bad for you? [Article, Free download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Are barbell curls bad for you?

Barbell curls are bad for your wrists and can be swapped for EZ bar curls or dumbbell curls. As the curl is not usually not done for one repetition maximum efforts go with the alternatives to save your wrists from harm. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger

How to barbell shoulder press [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 21, 2019 9:30:00 AM

How to barbell shoulder press

To barbell shoulder press set up the bar at shoulder height in the rack. Get under the bar and drive the bar up. Take care of your shoulder mobility to prevent injury.

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Topics: Strength, Lift stronger, Fitness

Stronglifts and climbing [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 20, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts and climbing

 

While Stronglifts is a great program to build strength and muscle it is not very specific to the sport of climbing. Your time is better invested on the climbing wall or doing calisthenics if your main goal is to become the next speed climbing world champion. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Stronglifts 5x5

Deadlift like a beast

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 19, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 

Deadlift like a beast

 

Deadlifting like a beast is all about speed and aggression in the lift. Take Pete Rubish as your inspiration. He deadlifts in a way that the barbell gets afraid of him. Here are some tips to get as primal as Rubish. 

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Topics: Deadlift, Lift stronger, Fitness

Overview & Review of the Rogue Chan bar

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Overview and review of the Rogue chan bar

This overview of the Rogue Chan bar was originally published in my comprehensive guide on which Rogue barbell to buy. If you are currently considering to buy a Rogue barbell it is worth a read to get input on the latest models. I update the guide on a yearly basis depending on Rogue's new releases. 

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Topics: Rogue, Fitness

How to barbell shrug [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

How to barbell shrug

Decide whether you want to use straps or not. Go for 8 - 12 repetitions per set and go one plate down from what you can deadlift. 3 To 5 sets after a deadlift session depending on how beast you feel on the day do the trick.

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Deadlift, Lift stronger

Stronglifts vs Texas method [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 13, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts vs Texas method

 

The comparison is flawed as these two programs are designed for different groups. Stronglifts is better compared with starting strength while the Texas method is better compared with Madcow. 

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

Deadlift like a boss

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift like a boss

 

Deadlifting like a boss is all about being calm and composed. Play the long-term game if this suits your personality and lifting style. This is for someone who is a bit calmer and not as aggressive. 

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Topics: Deadlift, Fitness, Strength, Lift stronger

Overview & Review of the Rogue Thor Power bar

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Overview & Review of the Rogue Thor power bar

This overview of the Rogue Thor bar was originally published in my comprehensive guide on  which Rogue barbell to buy . If you are currently considering to buy a Rogue barbell it is worth a read to get input on the latest models. I update the guide on a yearly basis depending on Rogue's new releases.
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Topics: Rogue, Fitness

GVT vs Gironda

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM

GVT vs Gironda

Gironda 8x8 is a good alternative to German Volume Training when you are on a cut and still want to make gains. While 10x10 is more popular 8x8 might address more specialized needs.

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