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Absolute vs Relative Strength

"Strong" can mean different things to different people. In the world of sports, we measure strength is two ways: absolute and relative strength.

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Intermittent Fasting vs Calorie Restriction

Intermittent Fasting, in a nutshell, is when a person cycles between periods of eating and not eating. The two most popular methods are:  16:8 Diet (you eat during an 8-hour window and fast for the remaining 16 hours) 5:2 Diet (two days out of the week you eat 600 calories or less).  Intermittent Fasting usually […]

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SSC and Bench Press

Just about every athletic movement utilizes the Stretch Shortening Cycle (SSC), and strength training is no exception. The SSC is the active stretch of a muscle followed by an immediate shortening of that same muscle. During the eccentric phase, the muscle stores elastic energy. This stored-up energy is then used during the concentric phase. The SSC increases […]

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How Much Rest is Best?

A common question among gym-goers is, “How much rest do I take in between sets?” And the answer is, “Well, that depends.”

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Bench Press: To Tuck or not to Tuck?

Coaching cues fall in and out of favor all the time. Right now, “tuck your elbows” is pretty popular. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible cue for the average recreational lifter. But before we get into the “why,” let’s make sure we’re on the same page.  WHAT IS IT? Elbow tuck describes the degree of the upper […]

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Sumo vs Conventional: Which One Should You Do?

Even the most inexperienced lifters can usually recognize the difference between sumo and conventional deadlifts: with sumo, the arms are inside the legs (the width of the stance varies greatly), and with conventional, the arms are outside the legs. The hard part is deciding which one to do. Before we talk about which one's right for […]

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