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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

Stronglifts vs Starting Strength

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Stronglifts vs Starting Strength

 

Stronglifts is the easier program to follow without a coach. Starting Strength is better suited under the supervision of a personal trainer. If powerlifting is your main interest both programs might be suboptimal. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Fitness, Strength

Lifts like a deadlift [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Lifts like a deadlift

The most relevant variations are the sumo and Romanian deadlift. Another wide field is equipped lifts using chains and bands

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, Fitness, Strength

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: Stronglifts 5x5, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, Stronglifts 5x5, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Fitness, Strength

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: Lift stronger, German Volume Training, Fitness, Strength