Strength Training & Proper Technique (Form)

When strength training, you need to have proper form and technique to do the exercises properly. For you to lift the maximum weight, your muscles need to be in the ideal position to generate force. When movements become unaligned, muscles are placed at awkward angles decreasing functionality. By maintaining proper form, you will be able… Read More

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What Causes the ‘Sticking Point’ During a Lift?

Let’s imagine a woman is performing a common bicep curl with a barbell. After several repetitions of the exercise, she notices that the barbell seems to be heavier, and the exercise more difficult at the 90° elbow angle position than at any other position in the ROM (range of motion). She has heard the term… Read More

Making a Comparison of Training Routines

A new client found two strength training routines in a popular training magazine and asks which he should implement. He states that his goal is to find the routine that provides the greatest total training volume in his designated training time. The two training routines he presents are a strength training routine, which includes the… Read More