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Banded Clamshell Workout

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you haven’t heard of the banded clamshell exercise, it may just become a regular in your warm-up routine once you try it. This simple exercise will help to fire up your glutes so that you’re ready for a run, a lifting session, or to move better during ...
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Battle Tested: Beginner-Friendly Battle Ropes Workouts

Jesse Grund
Jesse Grund |
Ropes have been an integral part in the advancement of human history, as both a tool and way to amplify human strength. Some historians trace the history of ropes to predating bronze, clay, steel, and iron. While it has existed as a tool implemented in a ...
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How To Get Better at Pull-Ups: A Handy Guide

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Back in 5th grade, I remember watching a classmate knock out 13 pull-ups during the President’s Fitness Test. She made it look so effortless that I thought, “This should be easy!” Right? Wrong. I was shocked when I couldn’t even do ONE pull-up. What ...
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8 of The Best Squat Alternatives for Stronger Legs

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You’ve looked up different fitness routines for stronger legs, but every single one includes squats. Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out on squats, or you just want to add some variety to your workout routine.
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Wall Sits: Helpful Tips and Benefits

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When I was a student-athlete, wall sits were frequently used as a “character-building” exercise for the whole team. Character-building exercises were typically exercises that required perseverance and grit to push through to the end, thus building our ...
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How Effective Are Resistance Band Workouts?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’re motivated to get your daily workout in but can’t always make it to the gym, you’ll likely get moving outside, do some bodyweight exercises, or maybe you break a sweat in the home gym you built! However, buying free weights and other fitness ...
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Reps in Reserve (RIR): What You Need to Know

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Most lifters are familiar with calculating percentages of their 1 Rep Max (aka, 1RM, the maximum amount of weight that you can lift for 1 repetition of an exercise) to choose the appropriate weight for an exercise based on their desired intensity for the ...
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The Benefits of Tabata Workouts: Exercises to Get You Moving

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There may have been times when you’ve found yourself in a situation where you have limited time, limited equipment, limited space, or all the above. How can you get a good workout, even with these limitations? If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, then ...
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How to Increase Your Bench Press Max: The Best Ways to Bench More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you’re competing against others, or just competing against yourself, increasing your bench press max (the maximum weight that you can bench press in a single repetition) takes intentional effort. This article provides practical advice to help you ...
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Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of controlling the numbers (less calories in, more calories out and weight loss can be achieved).
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