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How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

Are You Committing This All-Too-Common Dumbbell Training Mistake?

Dumbbells are a phenomenal training tool. However, I've noticed one mistake lifters consistently commit when using them. A lot of lifters tend t...

How to Make an Exercise Harder Without Adding More Weight

How do you increase the difficulty of an exercise? The first answer that pops into most peoples' heads is simple—add more weight. The larger t...

7 Quick Routines That Will Make Your Biceps Bigger

If you're hitting the gym, you're probably doing it for one of two reasons—to improve your health and fitness, or to look better. Maybe both. But...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

Build Bigger Lats With This Savage 2-Exercise Superset

The Single-Arm Dumbbell Row is one of my favorite upper-back strength exercises. It's joint-friendly, doesn't require complex equipment, and you can w...

10 Best Back Exercises for Building Muscle

The best visual marker of raw power and strength is your back. There, I said it! After centuries of bodybuilders and athletes focusing on their "be...

4 Reasons Why Athletes Need Strong Adductors

Hip abduction exercises, which train the glutes and outer hips, get all the glory. Just look up "Fitness" under the Explore tab on Instagram and yo...

When Are Athletes 'Strong Enough'?

How strong do you need to be? If you're an athlete who's been seriously training for any length of time, this is a question that might've come acro...

Build 'Real-World Strength' With Uneven Load Weight Training

When you load weights onto a barbell or grab two dumbbells, are they the same weight? Silly question, right? Of course they are. It'd be absurd to ...

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