Category: Strength Training

A Case for Wide Squats

Squats are a staple of any sound exercise program. Whether goblet, front, or back, we need to include them, and we need to squat wide. The value that squats add to quadriceps growth and functional capacity in life is undoubted. However, traditional or narrow stance squats simply don’t provide the same total muscular activity as […]

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Is Your Squat to Low?

Is Your Squat Too Low? TAGS: hamstring strength, Chance Cianciola, preventing injury, squat depth, powerlifter The squat is one of the main lifts in powerlifting and the most important movement in sports conditioning. It’s taught and performed in an assortment of ways. The fundamentals are universal, but details such as stance width, toe direction, and […]

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Wide or Narrow Grip Pull Ups: Does It Make a Difference?

Wide or Narrow Grip Pull Ups? Does It Make a Difference? Wide for wide, in for in, in for out, out for in—we’ve heard all the catch phrases for where to hold the bar on a lat pull-down. But do a few inches in or out really make a difference? The latissimus doris (LD) primarily […]

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Revamping Your Rotator Cuff

The strengthening of the four muscles that comprise the rotator cuff is often over looked in most recreational lifters resistance training programs. The infraspinatus, teres minor, supraspinatus, and subscapularis are responsible for stabilizing the humerus in the glenoid fossa. When the muscles are overlooked for specific strengthening the humerus can move up and down inside […]

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