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Valsalva Maneuver: A Weight Training Breathing Technique

The Valsalva maneuver is a specific breathing technique that you can utilize to immediately improve your weight training performance and safety. It creates a pocket of pressure in the abdominal and thoracic cavities. The results are that you increase your power output potential and provide core support to protect your lower back from injury. That’s …

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A Complete Guide to Weight Training Tempo: Benefits, Uses & Notation

What is weight training tempo? On this page, I’ll explain all you need to know about understanding and using training tempo for lifting weights. Specifically, I’ll discuss the importance of tempo, how to write it and the common tempos commonly prescribed for different training objectives. What Is Weight Training Tempo? Weight training tempo refers to the rhythm of a …

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How to use varying rep ranges to build bigger legs

Is Varying Rep Ranges the Key to Building Bigger Legs?

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___ This is a guest post by Luke Cafferty of StrengthAuthority.com. Be sure to leave your feedback in the comment section at the end of the article. I don’t care who says otherwise, a big set of wheels is the most impressive body part ANYONE can develop. I honestly would not be able to say how many …

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Tips to Fix Muscle Imbalances

5 Not-So-Common Tips to Fix Muscle Imbalances

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW____TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___ This is a guest post by Alex Eriksson of AnabolicHealth.com – Not to be confused with me, Alex V., of King of the Gym. Be sure to leave your feedback in the comment section below. Muscular imbalances are likely to affect us all at some point. In fact, it’s incredibly unlikely that, as a regular gym …

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Warm Up Routine for Weight Lifting to Enhance Performance & Safety

The warm up routine is an essential part of weight lifting. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most misunderstood and overlooked aspects of most lifters’ training routines. This page explains how to warm up correctly and why warming up is such a critical part of training. As an overview, a complete warm up routine …

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ectomorph weight training strategy

What Is The Best Ectomorph Training Strategy? – Weight Lifting Q&A

Question: I was hoping you could tell me some ectomorph training tips and workout advice. I looked at your article on different body types, and was intrigued to find that the ectomorph somatotype accurately describes both my personality and my body type. In terms of weight lifting, how does this body type affect the way …

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pull up variations

23 Pull Up Variations: 8 Assited Pull Ups & 15 Advanced Pull Up Variations

This post contains 23 different pull up variations. Eight of them will help you if you’re too weak for conventional pull ups. The other 15 add a level of difficulty to pull ups for those who have mastered the technique. 8 Assisted Pull Up Variations/Alternatives Tip: Use one or two of these pull up variations …

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reps and sets

A Guide to Reps and Sets, Rep Ranges & Rest Between Sets

What are reps and sets? This post explains all you need to know about reps, sets, rep ranges and rest between sets, so that you can improve your training results. Anyone that is learning how to lift weights will come across these two terms quite frequently. Whether your interest is in bodybuilding, powerlifting, physical conditioning …

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self myofascial release

Self Myofascial Release: Benefits, Tools & Techniques

Discover how self myofascial release techniques, such as foam roller exercises, can improve your posture, flexibility, blood flow and your overall wellbeing. Self myofascial release is a form of self-massage. It involves applying pressure along your muscles by rolling your body against an object (or rolling an object against your body). The objective is stretch …

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