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The Squat Injury Threat

How real is the threat of injury when getting under a loaded bar? Barbell back squats form the cornerstone of a multitude of strength routines, and with good reason. It is seen as one of the best exercises to develop strength and power, improve mobility and flexibility, and it builds slabs of muscle as it incorporates over 200 muscles in ...

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Build your base

One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and professional athletes is a preparatory period of exercise called base training.

One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and professional athletes is a preparatory period of exercise called base training.

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Lighten the load

Bodybuilders are known to be associated with obsessive-compulsive behaviour, never missing a workout because taking a break from training does not gel with the “go hard or go home” ethos of the iron game.

How to prolong progress, reduce injuries and stay on top of your game mentally De-loading is an often overlooked concept in today’s world of all-or-nothing weight training. Bodybuilders are known to be associated with obsessive-compulsive behaviour, never missing a workout because taking a break from training does not gel with the “go hard or go home” ethos of the iron ...

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Finish strong

Effective workout finishers to accelerate results

The dreaded workout 'finisher' is usually a compound movement performed at the end of a workout, with both intensity and volume, to help boost your metabolism, stimulate additional growth, and fully deplete each muscle.

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Training splits probed

Training splits probed - Full body vs body-split routines

Some athletes swear by total-body routines that allow you to train a muscle as frequently as possible whereas others support a traditional body part split where you train a muscle once per week. A recent study probed the effect of training frequency of these two different splits on muscular adaptations in a controlled experiment. Brad Schoenfeld and his team took ...

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