Lifting Variations That Will Improve Your Squat and Deadlift


When performing the big barbell movements, there’s debate as to which method is most effective. So which movement should you train? The real answer: all of them. Deadlift: Sumo vs. Conventional?  Squat: High Bar or Low Bar? Let’s define the terms. Sumo deadlifts are done with a wide stance, arms placed inside the knee, and … Continue reading Lifting Variations That Will Improve Your Squat and Deadlift

3 Tips to Relieve and Prevent Joint Pain


You’re at the gym. You’ve warmed up. You’re ready to lie on the bench and start pressing. When suddenly, your elbow starts giving you trouble. Ah, it’s going to be another mediocre workout. There’s nothing worse than being pumped for an excellent workout only to have your enthusiasm muted by sudden joint discomfort.  Sadly, joint … Continue reading 3 Tips to Relieve and Prevent Joint Pain

Improve Your Athletic Performance With These 5 Elements


For every method in strength training, there is a variation and alternative that best suits the lifter based on their ability. Unfortunately, there are also methods, when done exclusively, have little carry-over to form and function. Are you training optimally? Specialization has its benefits, but becoming one dimensional can also have some serious consequences. In … Continue reading Improve Your Athletic Performance With These 5 Elements