3 Ways to Find Your 1-Rep Max (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight… Read more »
Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch for Better Mobility and Living Pain Free w/ Frank Duffy, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Frank Duffy explains how Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch can help you increase your… Read more »
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Snatch Overhead Stability In The Bottom The most reliable position to establish stability in the snatch is in the bottom. There’s no need to bounce out to recover like in the clean, so don’t be in a hurry to stand… Read more »
What Is Tempo Training, and How Can It Improve Your Strength Gains? Have you ever seen those four magic numbers in your program? If not, you’re missing out on some major gains! These numbers signify a tempo that controls the… Read more »
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8 Ways to Bust Through a Stubborn Bench Press Plateau The bench press, one of the most beloved and frustrating lifts that can be performed in the gym. Barbell training journeys often start on the bench, and ironically, they often… Read more »
Learn & Train The Bounce In The Clean For Better Recoveries To maximize your ability to recover, learn to use and train the bounce out of the clean and front squat. The bounce is the combination of 3 elements: the… Read more »
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Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight your body can move, then you can program accordingly.
Beginner and intermediate lifters can avoid the overtraining pitfall that can come with haphazard programming. In fact, strategic periodization is one of pieces of advice most athletes wish they had when they started lifting. Typically the advanced lifter already has an understanding that knowledge of their 1-RM is essential for successful programming.