How Heavy Should I Go?

It's one of the biggest questions people have when walking up to the dumbbell rack or loading up a bar. "How much weight should I use?" Depending on the type of personality you have, you might be one of two people. One person walks up and grabs the heaviest weight...

When Exercise Selection Goes Bad

Over time, certain habits become ingrained in human beings and become behavior, regardless of the reasons. This certainly holds true in the world of fitness. Everyone gets into a routine and despite having the resources to change their program for the positive, they just keep on treading through the sludge...

Should You Deadlift?

There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn't deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift? There's some face validity to the argument against deadlifting. If you experience any back pain, particularly in the lumbar region,...

The Best GPP Strength Exercises

For those not in the "know", GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is "general." We've talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as well as the differences between exercise & training. While training specifically for a specific outcome/ adaptation will yield specific results,...
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