Posts Tagged ‘legs’

Why Front Squats Are Like Mullets

Front Squats are like mullets: business up front, and party in the back. When it comes to keeping the bar on your shoulders, you have to be super-strict with your technique up front (the business side), so that you can squat properly behind the bar (the party in the back). There’s more to this as well.…

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Move of the Week: Front Squat

You’ve probably seen today’s move in one form or another. Well, it’s finally time to learn about this foundational movement for both fitness and performance, that also works the legs and abs. THE MOVE: Front Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs. WHY DO IT: As we mentioned earlier, the front squat is…

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Use the Landmine to Blow Up Your Gains

We should all be huge believers in barbells and free weights when it comes to training hard in the gym. There are many novel things that you can do, but when it come to things that are worth your time, who knew that throwing a barbell into a corner could actually be useful? This exercise…

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Move of the Week: Dimel Deadlift

What better way to start off February than with deadlifts? THE MOVE: Dimel Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes, and upper back. WHY DO IT: The deadlift and all variations of it thereof are among the most important exercises you should do in the gym. Today, our move is the Dimel Deadlift,…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric

Single-leg exercises are no fun. Bilateral is slightly better, but with today’s tempo I still won’t be letting you off easy! THE MOVE: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Our current obsession with the squat continues here today. Jeff took you through 5 squat variations you…

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Change Things Up With These Five Squat Variations

Last month, we discussed at length about the back squat and how it is utilized differently in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. It’s a staple exercise, but also far from being the only kind of squat people should be doing. In an article for AskMen, Jeff Halevy takes you through five squat variations if you…

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Move of the Week: Split-squat with Forward Lean

Single-leg exercises are no fun. Ironically, that’s why we’re featuring one today! THE MOVE: Split-squat with Forward Lean MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Single-leg, squat: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Single-leg exercises can be no fun, and they can also be frustrating. However, they impart numerous benefits that we cannot ignore, particularly when it comes…

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