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Where to place barbell for squat [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Where to place barbell for squat?

There two options, the high bar and low bar squat. The high bar squat is better foent. Mix both for best results.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Squat, Kettlebll, Strength

Are barbell squats bad for your back? [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Are barbell squats bad for your back?

Barbell squats can be bad for your back when executed wrong. Take your time to learn and load the movement. When you pay attention barbell squats bear the same risk of injury as other physical activity that actually makes a difference. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Squat, Fitness, Strength

Why Barbell front squat? [Article, Free download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Why barbell front squat?

The main reasons to front squat are variety and speed when compared to the back squat. Build some basic strength with the back squat first and mix one day of front squats in later. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Squat, Fitness, Strength

How to barbell squat properly [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 24, 2019 12:49:52 AM

How to barbell squat properly?

Take it serious. Serious people lift serious weights. Build maximum tension and focus. The setup is the most important part of the lift. The rest is execution. Learn more in the following article.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Squat, Fitness, Strength

Why are barbell squats so hard? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 10, 2019 12:05:45 AM

Why are barbell squats so hard?

Barbell squats are hard when you lack tension and mobility. Build tension through the right setup and mobility through yoga and Cossack squats.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Squat, Fitness, Strength

Deadlift or squat for mass [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift or squat for mass

 

It is only worth asking that question when you already have a detailed diet plan. Otherwise, you are putting your time into the wrong research project. Set that all things are in order the squat is the better lift to build mass as you can do more volume injury free. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Food & Diet, Deadlift, Squat, Strength

Deadlift and squat shoes [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift and squat shoes

 

Both have their place. If you are a powerlifter get both. Weightlifters only need squat shoes. Weekend warriors might want to consider a pair of Crossfit shoes or Adidas powerlifter to save money and space. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Squat, Strength

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

Stronglifts can't squat [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 25, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

Stronglifts can't squat

 

This article outlines the main reasons why you can't squat and how to fix them. From there you will learn about the personal experiences I had when I started with Stronglifts 5x5. In the end, you will find useful resources to help your thought process to become a better lifter. If you have any questions leave them in the comments or write directly to pascal@marathon-crossfit.com.

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

How to plan your first powerlifting meet [Article, Tipps, Statistics]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jun 2, 2018 9:24:46 AM

How to plan your first powerlifting meet

 

Planning your first powerlifting meeting can be overwhelming. Especially if you are not a beast and have to put a bit of thought into it. This article will outline a thought process which will enable you to pick challenging numbers. You will be able to analyze your current results based on data. It is ideally suited for your first meet. Experienced lifters might get some valuable insight on how to pick their attempts based on data. For a quick read look only at the aggregated data and draw your conclusions from there.

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Topics: Bench Press, Deadlift, Squat