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box squats

Box Squats: Who Should do Them, Proper Technique, and Benefits

Box squats are an exercise that can be both an excellent teaching tool as well an advanced exercise for experienced lifters. As trainers, we don’t ask for much: not terrible gym music, strong coffee, and…

zercher squat

How to Zercher Squat: Technique, Benefits, and Drawbacks

The Zercher squat is not an exercise for the uninitiated. The lifter who invented them was equal parts genius and mad scientist. Ed Zercher was a strongman who was active in the 1930’s and 40’s.…

landmine chest press

The Landmine Chest Press: Technique, Benefits, and Programming

The landmine chest press is a landmine exercise that targets the chest and shoulder muscles and mimics the angles of an incline bench press.   You set up the exercise first by setting up the…

t bar row

The T Bar Row: Benefits, Variations, and Programming

The t-bar row might be one of the top five quintessential meathead exercises. It’s up there on the list of “exercises that don’t make you cool, but if you’re gonna do them, you might as…