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Lat Activation – Research Review

In this short post I’ll summarise the findings of a study which investigated…   …𝙇𝘼𝙏 𝘼𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙑𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 – 𝙋𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙨 𝙑 𝙍𝙤𝙬𝙨 by @tommaccormick 🌎Everyone does wide grip lat pulldowns for lats, right? ❗️Well it seems everyone might be wrong. 👉This study is just another example of the fact that wide grip pulldowns might not be the lat builder …

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RIR – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Reps in Reserve (RIR) is an extremely powerful tool to optimise your training.   Like with anything powerful, having the skill and wisdom to use it effectively is critical to success.   Unfortunately, despite the potential benefits of RIR, research shows most people are not equipped to use it.   First Things First – What …

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Swapping Sessions – Flexibility Can Help Your Gains And I’m Not Talking About Stretching

Quite often a client will ask if they can switch the training session they are due to do that day for another. Or if they can reorganise their training days for the week.   In my earlier days, I’d have probably felt that their requests meant they weren’t following the program. That they would reduce …

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5 More Things Every Beginner Should Know

#1 Focus on progressing in compound lifts   Compound lifts are ones that work multiple joints and multiple muscles. For example, squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, chins, pulldowns.   These exercises should form the foundation of your program. In fact, as a beginner your entire program can be made up of compound exercises. These big basic …

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