Exercise Spotlight: Barbell Front Squats

Front squats are a great variation of the barbell squat should be in your workout as often as possible. They are safe and relatively easy to learn and really emphasize your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Used by Olympic weightlifters for decades as a key assistance exercise, it high time that more of you training in[…]

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How To Stretch Before Lifting Weights

Doing static stretching exercises before you lift weights can decrease your strength, finds a study published in the January 2009 edition of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In this study, strength levels of subjects doing static stretches (i.e. stretching a muscle and holding for a set time) before lifting weights decreased the subjects[…]

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Is Weight Training The Fountain Of Youth?

Lifting Weights Can Keep You Young and Strong If you are looking to feel great, stay young, and turn back the clock on your body and muscles, you need to lift weights. A study led by Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky shows that just 6 months of weight training can reverse many of the effects aging has[…]

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Exercise How-To: Cable Pull-Throughs

Cable Pull-Throughs are a great exercise for building strength, muscle, and flexibility throughout your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. This makes them a great exercise for pretty much everyone, whether you are trying to get faster, bigger, or just want to make your legs and butt look better. All you need to perform Pull-Throughs are[…]

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