Training

4 Benefits of Compound Exercises

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When it comes to training efficiency and developing whole-body muscle mass and strength, compound lifts (squat, bench, deadlift, etc.) need no introduction. The fact is, while isolation exercises do play a role in training and offer some great benefits, compound lifts should be the core of your training. Today, we’ll take a look at exactly why that is. Train Multiple Muscle Groups At The Same Time This is perhaps the most significant and most apparent benefit. You see, compound exercises are amazing mass-builders because you train multiple muscle groups at the same time and can lift heavier weights when compared...

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3 Tips to Relieve and Prevent Joint Pain

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You’re at the gym. You’ve warmed up. You’re ready to lie on the bench and start pressing. When suddenly, your elbow starts giving you trouble. Ah, it’s going to be another mediocre workout.There’s nothing worse than being pumped for an excellent workout only to have your enthusiasm muted by sudden joint discomfort. Sadly, joint pain is among the most common problems strength athletes face. But what can we do about it? Push through the pain and hope for the best? No, too much risk.Today, we’ll take a look at three tactics you can use to deal with joint pain safely...

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How to Structure Your Workouts for the Best Results

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The “Big Three” of training can be broken down into Volume, Intensity, and Frequency: When one of these variables increase, the other two will need to be adjusted accordingly. Regulating these variables to achieve results is dependant on experience level and work capacity. New lifters tend to benefit from a more linear progression, while intermediate to advanced lifters progress based on periodization, percentages, and peaking programs. One of the most common issues in training has been the tendency to attack all three variables with full force. While this can have a short term benefit, it’s not sustainable. When designing a...

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