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Linear vs Undulating Periodization

There seems to be a big line drawn in the sand between lifters who prefer Linear vs lifters that prefer DUP periodization, lets take a closer look at both…….. What is linear periodization? Basically linear periodization starts with training volume that is slightly higher while using lighter loads, and as training progresses through specific cycles,…

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Deadlift tip #1 Grip tip

When it comes to the deadlift it’s safe to say mixed grip (one hand over + one hand under) is the most widely used grip choice. This is purely because for the larger percentage of people this is the most optimal and strongest grip choice to lift the maximal amount of weight possible. Although this…

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The Biomechanics of Strength 4: The Deadlift.

There are many variations of the deadlift, and in this article we are going to look at some of the similarities and differences between the two main variations of these lifts used to develop maximum strength. From a powerlifting performance, the two main types are the sumo and conventional deadlift. Both of these type of…

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The Biomechanics of Strength 3: The Squat (Part 2).

In part one of these guides to squatting mechanics, we dealt with some of the basic principles that people should employ in order to squat safely and effectively, especially in relation to how the knee in particular is loaded. In this follow up article, we are going to take a look at how performance of…

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The Biomechanics of Strength 3: The Squat (Part 1).

The squat is arguably the king of the leg exercises for a number of different reasons. A successful squat from both a bodybuilding and pure strength perspective is reliant on the co-ordinated movement of the muscles that span pretty much all of the joints of the body; not just to create movement but to stabilise…

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The Biomechanics of Strength 2: Measuring Movement.

Our first biomechanics of strength article focuses around the key terms that are banded around in relation to strength and conditioning and performance, what these key terms mean in reality and how the way we train can influence things like strength and power… Ultimately, we should now know a little about the ‘physics’ of training,…

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The Biomechanics of strength 1: Power and Strength!

There is a deep dark hidden secret in the world of powerlifting. A secret that no one wants to discuss and is one that is spoken about in the hushed, deep, dark corners of the powerlifting and strength communities on the internet. We will share this secret with you… If you promise not to tell…

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Programming for strength training 5: Peaking for a powerlifting competition.

In our previous programming for strength articles we have covered all the main principles of training and things we should look out for that may impact our recovery and performance. This article relates to the more specific guidelines of peaking into a powerlifting meet, however these principles are actually applicable to many sports. Most powerlifting…

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Programming for strength 4: Overtraining and Overreaching.

Welcome back to part four in our programming for strength series. In this article we are going to take a look at overtraining and overreaching; defining what they are, their similarities and their differences, things to look out for and how overreaching can be used to our advantage. As we have discovered the goal of…

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Programming for strength 3: Volume, frequency and recovery.

In our previous parts of the ‘Programming for strength’ article series we have discussed the concepts that drive adaptions that will make us stronger, bigger or faster. We now know that training needs to be specific to our goals but also that some supplementary training, such as training for muscle growth, can be beneficial as…

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