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Muscular Potential: Men vs Women

It has long been thought that when it comes to building muscle, women are at a massive disadvantage. Whether it be because of hormone levels, muscle fiber distribution, or some other factor that we aren’t yet aware of, it doesn’t matter – people seem to think that women cannot build anywhere near as much muscle

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The Effects Of Inter-Set Stretching On Muscle Growth

When we think about building muscle, developing strength, and generally increasing performance, strength training often sits right at the top of the lift. Which is fair enough, because it works, and works incredibly well. But what if I was to tell you that there are certain techniques you can implement to improve the results of

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The Trap Bar Deadlift: Improve Your Athletic Performance

Hunter Bennett When it comes to improving athletic performance, strength training is king. It can maximize force production, enhance power development, and ultimately make you a more robust and explosive athlete. However, there is a bit of a caveat here. You see, the way in which you chose to implement strength training is of the

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Perfecting Your CrossFit Pull-Up

Hunter Bennett Over the last few years, CrossFit has truly revolutionized the health and fitness landscape. It has changed the way many people look at exercise, while also introducing the many benefits associated with heavy barbell-based strength training to the masses. With this has come the development and alteration of a number of different exercises

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Developing & Maintaining Athleticism

Hunter Bennett When we think of great athletes, we think of their physical skills on the court. Their ability to make the most ridiculous of shots look easy, their ability to seemingly see the play unfold before it even happens, and their ability to beat their opponent in every manner possible. We think of their

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The Rise of CrossFit

Hunter Bennett Over the last few years, we have seen a resurgence in both high-intensity interval training, and barbell-based strength training – which is undoubtedly a good thing. These types of exercise have been shown to cause large increases in aerobic fitness and muscular strength, thus eliciting huge improvements in health, while also staving off

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How to Improve Your Posture

Hunter Bennett Changes in Movement Over the last 50 years or so we have seen some rather drastic changes to the world we live in. Through some unbelievable advancements in technology, we no longer have to use our bodies in the same way that we used to. Now, for the most part, I would say

Improve Athletic Performance with Hip Thrust

Maximize Athletic Performance with the Hip Thrust

Hunter Bennett The hip thrust has become an increasingly popular training exercise with athletes and gym junkies alike. First popularised by researcher Brett Contreras (affectionally known as ‘The Glute Guy’), this unique exercise has been suggested to maximize both athletic performances and offer an exceptional method of stimulating gluteal hypertrophy. But is this really the

Weight Training Techniques: Benefits of Unilateral Training

Weight Training Techniques: The Benefits of Unilateral Training

Alyssa Bialowas Unilateral exercises are single-leg or single-arm movements. The primary benefit of including unilateral exercises in your training programs is that the exerciser is using both sides of the body equally. Unilateral training results in the following benefits – Helps to avoid overtraining or overusing the dominant side Helps to isolate and correct muscle

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The Best Glute Exercises: How to fire your glutes!

Alyssa Bialowas About Your Glutes – The gluteus maximus is located in the buttocks and is connected to the coccyx/tailbone. This muscle is responsible for the movement of the hip and thigh, and also serves crucial body mechanics in sport and physical activity.   The glutes have three mains functions – Force production – Running,