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Are Pistol Squats Dangerous?
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Are Pistol Squats Dangerous?

Is the classic single-leg bodyweight squat worth having in your wheelhouse? Calisthenics expert Al Kavadlo breaks down the pros and cons. July 05, 2018 3 min read
Get Uplifted With This Squat Workout From Meg Squats!
Workouts

Get Uplifted With This Squat Workout From Meg Squats!

Take your body and your training to a new level with this lower-body workout from powerlifter, fitness model, and YouTube star Meg Squats. If you've ever felt the urge to see how strong you can be, this is for you! June 25, 2018 3 min read
Get Crazy Strong Squatting And Pulling Every Other Week
Training

Get Crazy Strong Squatting And Pulling Every Other Week

There's more than one way to grow. If high-frequency training has you burned out, try this low-volume, high-intensity way to build serious strength and muscle. June 13, 2018 7 min read
Ask The Ageless Lifter: How Should I Train The Squat?
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Ask The Ageless Lifter: How Should I Train The Squat?

Is your approach to leg training fending off Father Time, or hastening the end of your lifting life? Here's what every older lifter needs to know about the back squat, and squats in general. May 16, 2018 4 min read
Skyrocket Your Squat PR With Conjugate Training
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Skyrocket Your Squat PR With Conjugate Training

Squat more than you thought possible, protect your joints, and keep squat day fresh and new with Louis Simmons' time-tested approach to training. The trick is to take many paths to get to the same destination. April 26, 2018 5 min read
Ask The Super Strong Guy: What's The Right Way To Squat?
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Ask The Super Strong Guy: What's The Right Way To Squat?

Are you squatting correctly? Does your walkout have too many steps? Are you squatting to the right depth and holding the bar correctly? Find the answers to these and other squat technique questions from someone who's done a million of them. February 12, 2018 3 min read
4 Truths Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Squat Form
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4 Truths Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Squat Form

You may not be a big fan of seeing someone padding around the gym in bare feet. Yet lifting without shoes may be your key to attaining the perfect squat—just probably not in the way you think. January 12, 2018 3 min read
4 Most Common Signs Of Compensation During A Back Squat
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4 Most Common Signs Of Compensation During A Back Squat

To the untrained eye, your back squat might look perfect. But subtle problems may be limiting your gains and increasing your injury risk. This troubleshooting guide can help! January 08, 2018 4 min read
Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell
Powerlifting

Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding? December 27, 2017 64 min read
Strong Legs, Big Legs: Build Lower-Body Mass That'll Work For You!
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Strong Legs, Big Legs: Build Lower-Body Mass That'll Work For You!

Are you ready for eight weeks of brutal leg days twice a week? Man up, eat up, and get ready to move up a size! December 27, 2017 11 min read
8 Ways To Squat More At Your Next Workout
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8 Ways To Squat More At Your Next Workout

Whether you're out to add muscle or gain pure strength, IFBB Pro Santi Aragon has some good advice on how to get, and grow, the perfect squat. November 03, 2017 4 min read
The Easiest Way To Improve Your Squat And Save Your Back
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The Easiest Way To Improve Your Squat And Save Your Back

Whether your goals are athletic or aesthetic, squatting big weight is a common goal. Unfortunately, squat-related injuries are also common. Learn which two exercises can significantly improve your squat and decrease your risk of injury. October 13, 2017 3 min read
Sculpt Your Quads 30 Seconds At A Time!
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Sculpt Your Quads 30 Seconds At A Time!

Up for a wicked leg challenge? This deceptively simple workout from Hannah Eden will break down your quadriceps and glutes in brutal 30-second intervals. August 15, 2017
The Perfect Half-Hour Quad Workout
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The Perfect Half-Hour Quad Workout

Leg day doesn't have to drag on for hours. This workout is short, but it's intense enough to produce lasting gains! August 13, 2017
The Full-Body Workout To Boost The Big Three Lifts
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The Full-Body Workout To Boost The Big Three Lifts

Think specialized training is the only way to get stronger? Think again! Use this simple full-body routine to fill the gaps that the big lifts might miss, making your numbers on them stronger! June 29, 2017
The Full-Body Workout To Boost The Big Three Lifts
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The Full-Body Workout To Boost The Big Three Lifts

Think specialized training is the only way to get stronger? Think again! Use this simple full-body routine to fill the gaps that the big lifts might miss, making your numbers on them stronger! June 29, 2017 5 min read
Podcast Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat
Exercises

Podcast Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat

In this info-packed episode, strength coach and doctor of physical therapy John Rusin, Ph.D., gives his step-by-step guide to earning your right to kneel before the throne of the so-called King of Lifts. Do these squat variations in this order, and do your back squat this way, and you'll never regret it! May 30, 2017 33 min read
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Ask The Super Strong Guy: Are Partials The Key For Strength Gains?
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Ask The Super Strong Guy: Are Partials The Key For Strength Gains?

Some people think partials are the key to massive growth. Others believe that you need full range of motion for full development. Both points of view are "partially" right. May 25, 2017
Skyrocket Your Bottom-End Squat Power
Training

Skyrocket Your Bottom-End Squat Power

If you're like many lifters doing squats, you've faced a tough sticking point every time you come up out of the hole. But, what may be your weakness now can soon become your strength. May 14, 2017
The More Gain, Less Pain Guide To Squats
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The More Gain, Less Pain Guide To Squats

If you wince at the mere mention of the back squat, you're not necessarily banished to the machines forever. Do these intelligent squat variations instead for pain-free progress in your lower-body training! May 11, 2017
3 Small Tweaks To Improve Classic Movements
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3 Small Tweaks To Improve Classic Movements

Sometimes a few small tweaks are all you need to see serious gains. Try these out, and prepare to be amazed! May 04, 2017
Better Strength Training Is Just One Step Away
Training

Better Strength Training Is Just One Step Away

Make this simple change to movements you're probably already doing, and you'll feel a difference instantly. If you're looking to make your stale training more dynamic, read this! May 01, 2017
6 Great Alternatives To The Standard Barbell Squat
Exercises

6 Great Alternatives To The Standard Barbell Squat

Avoiding squats because of lower-back pain? Do one of these worthy substitutes instead for comparable gains in strength and size. July 23, 2016 5 min read
The 6 Best Leg Exercises You're Not Doing
Exercises

The 6 Best Leg Exercises You're Not Doing

Bored by the same ol' leg-day routine? Here are 6 new exercise variations that will make it difficult to walk all over again. July 19, 2016 6 min read
Build Shapely Legs With The Squat And Deadlift!
Exercises

Build Shapely Legs With The Squat And Deadlift!

Great glutes and lovely legs can be built by focusing on just two lifts: the squat and the deadlift. Pro fitness model Ashley Hoffmann is here to show you how it's done! September 14, 2015
The Overhead Squat: What Is It Good For?
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The Overhead Squat: What Is It Good For?

The overhead squat is a great exercise—but maybe not for the reasons you think. Find out how it can promote the mobility, stability, and strength of your entire body. November 24, 2014 5 min read
3 Ways To Improve Your Squat
Exercises

3 Ways To Improve Your Squat

Progressive overload can only help you for so long on its own. Eventually, you need to battle the weak points in your squat head-on by spending a few weeks with some more difficult variations of the "king of lifts." Enjoy the pain! August 24, 2014 4 min read