Tag Archives: powerlifting

Adding Arm Isolation To 5×5 Routines?

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5×5 strength training programs and their by-products are supposed to be the ultimate blueprint for natural muscle construction. The legends surrounding this type of training are now reaching epic proportions. Many noobs still believe that miracles happen when you do squats for 5 sets of 5. As a result, we had the chance to witness […]

The Brainwashed Psychos You Meet On Training Forums

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Visiting training forums/cults could be a highly dangerous activity when you don’t know what you are doing. Every training forum has an exclusive vibe and a bag of broscience that all recruits are expected to embrace. Since you are always judged according to the forum’s prejudice, it is very difficult to have a meaningful conversation with the […]

CNS Burnout and Lifting: CNS’s Effect On Strength Gains

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The body is a slave to the mind. It cannot do anything without authorization from the head. One of the brain’s roles is to function as a central processing unit (CPU). Some people have the amazing ability to generate an enormous amount of force thanks to their powerful CNS. One could say that those individuals […]

Is Bodybuilding Easier For Short People?

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Bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting are mean to tall people. Extra height requires extra work to succeed. Past a certain threshold, every additional centimeter is not helpful but detrimental. The taller you are, the heavier you need to be in order to make it work, and that’s hard. 5 kilograms on a short person could make […]

How To Use Dips As a Primary Chest & Triceps Exercise

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Most fitness and powerlifting media promote dips solely as an assistance exercise for the bench press, but the truth is that the dip can be a primary lift too if you give it an opportunity to shine. Have you ever wondered why the bench press is always treated as the Queen of all pushing exercises? […]

Should I Retract My Shoulders During Deadlifts?

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Complete scapula retraction (pinching your shoulder blades together) is practically impossible to during a heavy deadlift. The rhomboids and the mid-traps will never be strong enough to maintain the position. Besides, it is unnatural to have your shoulders retracted when a heavy weight is hanging off of your hands. It’s like trying to deadlift with your wrists curled (false […]

The Truth About Rippetoe’s Linear Progression

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Many beginners believe that linear progression is a magical strategy that will turn them into a mean machine in no time. It’s certainly one of the quickest ways to reach higher numbers, but there are many points that need to be clarified. How does the novice’s linear progression work? Imagine that you are trying to fill […]