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Benefits of Using a Hook Grip for Olympic Lifting

Jan 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Neal Maddox

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Hook Grip Demonstration:

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Push Up and Bench Elbow Positioning

Jan 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Nick Manno

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Elbow Positioning Demo Video:

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Voodoo Floss Lower Body Routine

Jan 4, 2019 5:09:37 PM / by Neal Maddox

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Voodoo Floss Demonstration Video:

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High Bar Squat vs. Low Bar Squat

Dec 28, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Neal Maddox

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Squat Demonstration Video

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Rotator Cuff Workout for Strength and Injury Prevention

Dec 27, 2018 4:39:00 PM / by Neal Maddox

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There are four muscles that make up the rotator cuff: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis. These four muscles help lift the arm and rotate it away from the body by rotating the head of the shoulder when lifting the arm. The rotator cuff also acts as a dynamic stabilizer while lifting arms away from the body.

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Learn the Proper Set-Up for Barbell Lifts

Dec 26, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Neal Maddox

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Whenever you are performing a lift where you are pulling a bar off of the ground it is important to have a proper set-up. An improper set-up could be the reason that you are failing lifts. When you are setting up for your lift, before you even start to pull the barbell off of the ground, you must make sure that you have proper stance, alignment, and grip. Different types of lifts have different set-ups, but those three components of each set-up must be checked off before beginning your lift. Here are some lifts and their proper set-ups:

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Getting the Most Out of Lunges

Dec 21, 2018 2:30:00 PM / by Neal Maddox

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Lunges Demonstration:

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Handstand Push-Up Variations

Dec 20, 2018 2:04:00 PM / by Neal Maddox

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Variations on Handstand Pushups:

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Barbell Grip Variations

Dec 19, 2018 1:14:00 PM / by Neal Maddox

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Different barbell movements require different grips. There are Powerlifts, Olympic lifts, and traditional Globo gym lifts. Each of these lifts has their purpose and can be utilized to have a well-balanced fitness program. It is important that we utilize the proper grip for the lift that we are performing. This will help build strength and improve efficiency in our lifts. Below are a few examples of different grips and which lifts and exercises they can be utilized for.

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Borg Scale Rating of Perceived Exertion

Dec 17, 2018 12:09:58 PM / by Ray Espinoza

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The Borg Scale Rating of Perceived Exertion was developed by Dr. Gunnar Borg in 1982 as a system for athletes and exercisers to subjectively rate their exertion during exercise or physical activity. Originally a scale from 6-20, the scale was reworked in 2010 to a 0-10 scale, with 0 being a resting state and 10 being a maximum effort. Below is a brief description on how the scale and ratings should be used.

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