Monthly Archives: November 2013

Flat Back Does Not Mean Vertical Spine

When executing the barbell back squat, beginners typically misinterpret the “flat back” cue and try squatting with their back/torso perpendicular to the ground. Ain’t gonna work.¬† This flawed and unfortunately common approach not only keeps them¬† from lifting as heavy … Continue reading

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An Argument for Free Weights

Working out with free weights stimulates both your prime mover and stabilizer muscles. That is, you need strength in your arms and legs and chest/back (i.e., prime movers) in order to move the weight, but you also need strength in … Continue reading

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