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The squat is dead. Long live the squat.

“Nothing tests your will more than a heavy barbell across your back” – Jim Wendler. I don’t like getting people’s juices flowing but I love the squat. It’s one of my favourite exercises. For me it’s bad ass. Nothing gets me fired up more than to pile on some plates ...

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The return of ‘The Quad Father’

Tom Platz has returned to the bodybuilding fold. Known in his competitive days as ‘The Quad Father’ and ‘The Golden Eagle’, Platz is still seen by many bodybuilding aficionados as the man who displayed the best leg development in the history of the sport. Platz last competed in 1986 but ...

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A mirror for squats

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror.

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror. Participants in the study were requested to stand with their feet on two different force plates which allowed the researchers to determine the amount ...

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Madcow 5×5

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger

Heavy, low rep workouts will build brute strength because all the energy is put into making large muscles and corresponding attachments stronger Madcow 5×5 is based on Bill Starr’s 5×5, known as the most popular and effective strength routine ever devised. Madcow is the username of a person who was ...

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Spot The Difference In Your Training

A training partner who knows the correct spotting techniques can be the key to taking your training to the next level By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor As athletes who hit the gym to constantly push our physical limits, by lifting the heaviest weights possible for each and every rep, ...

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