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Hello Everyone! Too often in the gym do I see people hitting standing single arm curls expecting their arms to grow. Standing single arm curls have their place, but for beginner lifters and also some intermediate lifters I can tell you there are better alternatives. Today we'll be discussing compound lifts and isolation lifts. We'll talk about what separates them from each other, we'll talk about the importance of form, and most importantly, we'll discuss how to implement them in your workout routine. Compound lifts are exercises that include multiple muscles, sometimes even entire muscle groups. These include flat barbell...

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Hello Everyone!  This week's Training Room post will be centered around rest periods in between sets. We'll cover how much rest a person needs in between workouts in a future Training Room update.  The reason rest in between sets is so important is because it's different for every training style. The first thing a person must do is establish goals for their individual workouts and their overall fitness. If you are a strength athlete, then you'll need to follow a different rest schedule in between sets than someone who is training strictly for hypertrophy.  Alright, let's do a quick recap of our previous blog...

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Hello Everyone!  Unless you just started weight lifting yesterday, you have all experienced hitting a plateau. Whether it’s in regards to your maxes, the amount of reps you can bust out, or no longer seeing the muscle growth you desire, hitting that wall is no fun. If there is one good thing to say about hitting a plateau, it’s in the fact that at least your body is making physiological adaptations to the physical stress you are imparting on the muscles. Our goal is to completely avoid these roadblocks though and continue getting bigger, stronger, faster. Let’s quickly discuss why...

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Hello Everyone! This week we’ll be talking about what most of us care about when it comes to working out, building muscle mass! When lifting for muscle mass, the ultimate indicator is how much size we're putting on. The mirror and the scale compete for our attention as metrics to keep track of our progress. Stay on track, crush the gym, and we hope you learn something here. First we’ll get the chart out of the way early because they are boring and as we discussed last time, these recommendations are to reference and they aren’t laws, just recommendations.  ...

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Hello everyone! Strength training is the basis behind powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and many functional fitness programs. You have to be strong, fast, and have endurance enough be a strong lifter. This doesn't mean you have to be a marathon runner, but many types of fitness are involved when regarding strength sports. There are numerous strength plans and routines out there if you search for them on the internet. This post will give you the no-nonsense fundamentals of improving your overall maximum strength. First let's define maximum strength; it's the maximal amount of force that a muscle or group of muscles...

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