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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

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

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

Where to hold the barbell for the bench press [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Where to hold the barbell for the bench press

You can hold in the middle, close or wide. Close puts emphasis on the triceps while wide maximizes chest pump. The middle is the way to go to post big one repetition maximums. 

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Topics: Bench Press, Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger

Stronglifts vs bodybuilding [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts vs bodybuilding

 

Compare like for like. Stronglifts is a lifting program while bodybuilding is a sport. Is Stronglifts a good bodybuilding program? No, it isn’t. Is it a balanced beginner powerlifting program? Yes, it is? Are there more specific programs for beginning powerlifters? Yes, there are. More details in this article. 

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

Deadlift vs hex bar [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift vs hex bar

 

Athletes will benefit from the lower injury risk using a hex bar instead of the barbell. Weightlifters and powerlifters might want to use the tool that is more relevant to their sport unless their lower back needs a rest. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Deadlift, Lift stronger