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Which kind of power rack should i buy? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 2, 2018 7:46:55 AM

What kind of power rack should I buy?

 

This is an overview of options for someone who is just starting out to buy a home gym for their garage, attic or basement. It is mostly geared towards individual users rather than gym owners. You will find links to relevant providers of material and tips for setups.

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How many sets for the kettlebell? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

How many sets for the kettlebell?

 
You will usually perform somewhere between five to ten sets of kettlebell swings depending on what you want to achieve. Strength calls for less at higher load, while cardio is biased towards more repetitions in less time with a lower load.
 
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell

When to use kettlebells? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

When to use kettlebells

 
Kettlebells should be used once you are ready and fit enough to move the weight about if the goal is to tone up. Especially if you want better glutes which look more eye-popping the kettlebell is your friend if you do not forget to squeeze your glutes at the top of the swing. A bit more detail in this article which I hope you will enjoy.
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Can kettlebell swings replace deadlifts? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Can kettlebell swings replace deadlifts?

The short answer to this question is no as the context is lacking. This article will outline the main principles and sources to help you answer this question in your own context by discussing goal sets, the movements themselves and real-life examples. In the end, you will find links to further resources to cross-reference with other experts.
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell

Will kettlebells get you ripped? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Will kettlebells get you ripped? 

 
The notion in the fitness industry that you just follow one simple program for 30 days and then have the dream beach body is a fallacy to lead people astray to spend their hard-earned bucks on crap. Do not fall into this trap and be deliberate about your goals and, above all, realistic. Abs are made in the kitchen and kettlebells can help along the way, but will not be the main lever to your dream physique.
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell

Why is kettlebell training so effective? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Why is kettlebell training so effective? [Article]

 
There is a craze about kettlebells and they have taken the fitness world by storm. You can now find them in any major fitness outlet in different forms and shapes. But why is kettlebell training so effective? It all depends on what your goals are and it just so happens to be that kettlebells have a pretty good alignment with what most people in the market want.
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell

Can you use Smolov for the deadlift? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

 

Can you use Smolov for the deadlift?

This is a short article looking into whether you should use the Smolov squat routine for the deadlift. The short answer is I personally would not recommend and would not be surprised if many experienced powerlifters agreed.
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Topics: Lift stronger, Smolov, Deadlift

How many kettlebell swings? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

How many kettlebell swings? [Article]

In this article, you will find the factors which will influence how many swings you should do, guidance on how to form fitness goals and finally some templates with advice on what to pick. Based on your level you will do somewhere between 100 - 500 swings with a very high probability of coming in at the low end of 10x10 sets which is plenty.
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell

Can you do Smolov for the bench press? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Can you do Smolov for the bench press? [Article]


The short answer is yes, you can, but you shouldn't. Especially if you are just exploring different programs without really knowing what you are doing. A better option is to use Smolov Jr. to boost your bench press if you have gotten fed up with Starting Strength and Stronglifts and want to try something different. 
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Topics: Lift stronger, Smolov, Bench Press, Deadlift, Squat

Which kettlebell should a woman start with [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Which kettlebell should a woman start with

 
This is a valid question which I also asked myself when starting out in the gym again in my late twenties after doing nothing for eight years and getting a belly. For women, the starting weights range from 8kg to 16kg depending on several factors which will be discussed in this article. Kettlebell training is fun, makes you strong and rounds your butt. All good things if you ask me.
 
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Topics: Lift stronger, Kettlebell