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When it comes to training, it’s easy to get caught up in the specifics of what you’re doing. Taking a step back to take a wider view of your overall development can be difficult, but crucial. The time spent looking at the bigger picture is a great way to stay aware of where you need to direct extra work, areas that could open you up to risks, and it informs your overall idea of fitness. Today, we’re going to be discussing the 5 key aspects of athleticism and fitness that you should be concerned with.  While these 5 key areas...

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Co-contraction refers to the simultaneous activity of antagonistic muscles. These are muscles that act in opposite directions on the same joint or structures – such as the bicep and tricep, which both move the elbow. The importance of Co-contractions is a seriously overlooked part of health and fitness, even though it’s a significant part of training and is even valued in strength sports. You might not be training co-contractions, but they’re definitely a great way to improve your health, longevity, and performance! Read on – we’re going to take you through the basics of co-contractions and a few of the...

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If you come from a classical strength sports background or physique, mobility and flexibility can be a whole new world. Powerlifting, CrossFit, and Weightlifting all have serious mobility requirements for the best performance. This keeps you healthy, helps you get into the best positions, and reduces overall inhibition of movement. Today, we’re going to demystify the process and provide some significant, useful, real-world advice for improving your mobility without wasting time or buying into the culture. What is the Difference Between Mobility and Flexibility? Despite being discussed like they’re the same thing, mobility and flexibility are overlapping concepts – not...

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Gaining muscle and losing fat are the two key goals that make up most of fitness. They’re common and meaningful changes to your body that improve health, confidence, and performance. Choosing between the two is crucially difficult and makes a significant difference to your experience. Cycles of “bulking” and “cutting” produce different diet and training methods. Today we’re going to get past bulking and cutting, providing a brief guide on how to gain muscle and strength while losing fat. It’s possible and in around 1100 words, you’ll know how to do it for yourself! It’s possible! First of all: it’s...

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If you’re familiar with gymnastic strength training, you’ll see serious differences from regular weight training for strength and size. The way that these two compare is interesting by itself – especially when combined – but you can learn a lot from bodyweight training for better strength training and weight lifting. Today we’re going to talk about how progressions are under-used in weight training and how they can make for a far better beginner’s approach to training and develop better training for advanced lifters. Progressions in GST: the example The model of progression in strength training has been pretty simple for...

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