5×5 Starting Strength Explained

5x5 Starting Strength

Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength is the most widely used beginner strength training program to grace this planet. Rippetoe debuted his program in Starting Strength, Basic Barbell Training, which also includes proper guides for each lift, programming advice, and beneficial accessory workouts. World-class athletes and beginners alike follow Rippetoe’s program for a simple reason – it works. […]

Perfecting the Pull-Up

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Grab a bar above you and pull yourself up – sounds simple, right? But, could you do it a second, third, tenth time? If not, you’re missing out on significant strength gains across the board and you need to keep reading. I’m a firm believer that the pull-up is one of the best strength training […]

Want to Start Lifting Heavy Weights? Start With the Basics: Shoes.

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Great, another “So, you want to get in shape? You NEED to buy (insert gimmicky fitness product here – shakeweight, belly wraps, whatever, here)” post. This post simply isn’t that – sorry. It’s about the most important and effective piece of equipment you need if you want to finally put your gym membership to good […]