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Is it better to perform deadlifts with a standard narrow stance, or sumo-style, where your feet are very wide apart? Arthur F., West Babylon, NY The deadlift is one of the best exercises for building overall strength. You can do it either with a hip-to-shoulder-width stance or sumo-style, with your feet out much wider. It’s also great for building muscle size...
I spent the majority of my career at Westside Barbell. Everyone there was strong had been training for years. Recently, I joined a powerlifting gym in Maine where most lifters are pretty novice. As I walked in, I noticed everyone was wearing the latest squat suits and briefs. I also noticed 405 on the monolift. The post 10 Rules to...
Well since you have decided to be part of competitive strength sports you know this comes with the territory. There is a difference between minor and major injuries. I will make this simple major injuries require surgery. If something requires surgery then do that and get to rehabbing. Minor injuries need to be addressed trained The post Training with Injuries...
$190 to $300; The brunt of a rope’s strength comes from the core, and while the sheath doesn’t add significant strength, it does protect the core from damage. A sliced sheath will quickly unravel, exposing several feet of core, making the rope unusable. Solution? Beal introduced Unicore technology last year in two ropes; this
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