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New Barbell Design: ~20% Increased Pectoralis Activity, Dumbbell-ish + Natural Movement, Lower Load, Lower Injury Risk – Is the ‘Free-Grip’ Barbell Worth Investing in? – Workout Fitness Article

Don’t pre-order yet: We don’t know if you are a ‘responder’ and even if you are whether your gains will actually benefit from allegedly increased muscle activity (eventually it’s not even clear that high EMG = high motor unit activity, cf. Vigotsky 2017). The promise of achieving greater muscle activity at lower weights while embracing the strengths of barbells (stability, easily rackable) and dumbbells (natural/optimal movement pattern) is yet intriguing, I must admit 😏. The “good old barbell” is just…

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Power Hypertrophy Upper Lower 4 Day Split – Workout Fitness Article

This 4 day split PHUL workout will not only help you build size and strength, but it will teach you how to train properly, build in progressions, complete more difficult exercises and become a general badass around the gym. I always enjoy the weekend, especially Fridays. Next time you go to the gym on a Friday take a look around. The people you see are the real lifters doing their power days, working out rather than going out. It really…

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Full vs. Half-Squats – Study Measures Actual Size Gains! A Tie for Quads, a Fail for Hams, and a Small Win for Glutes – Workout Fitness Article

Full vs. Half-Squats – Study Measures Actual Size Gains! A Tie for Quads, a Fail for Hams, and a Small Win for Glutes The result, the full-squat is slightly superior, is not as clear as you may have expected it to be. Furthermore, the study suggests that you won’t get away without an additional hamstring exercise if you want tree-trunk legs and a fabulous behind. A new study (Kubo 2019) in the “European Journal of Applied Physiology” compared the effects…

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Building Maximum Mass With 5×5 Workout – Anabolic Bodies – Workout Fitness Article

Building Maximum Mass With 5×5 Workout – Anabolic Bodies The 5×5 workout is one of the most popular styles of training among weightlifters and powerlifters. If you have been involved in heavy lifting for some time we’d wager you’ve had time to train using the 5×5 workout scheme – but have you been using this style of training properly? 5×5 workouts are a style of training that is best suited to the early development of a strength athlete – but…

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