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Project Viper: Build a Bigger Squat in 6 Weeks

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Project Viper: Build a Bigger Squat in 6 Weeks

It's common to want a quick fix to heavier lifts, but the secret sauce doesn't exist.. legally speaking. Everyone loves to squat, this we already know. It’s not only a great reflection of your strength and power, but its also a great way to measure how far you've come. You can literally see it right in front of you by the steady increase in the bumper plates that you load on the barbell. This 6 Week squat program has you working through volume on Day 1 and finishing with an AMAP (As Many As Possible) set on Day 2. The AMAP...

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Functional Warmups

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Functional Warmups

WARMUPS - MOVE WITH PURPOSE A proper warmup can make or break your training session. Often we skip the essentials and dive right into it. Whether it be a time issue or you just don't like to warmup, neither is an an excuse. Over time I've had to develop quick, efficient and functional warmups that get my body primed and ready without taking 30 minutes.   Your warmup doesn't have to and shouldn't be 10 minutes of nonsense mixed with an ERG to get your heard rate up.  We have to prep not only our body, but our mind. Incorporating isolated movements...

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HOW TO USE A WEIGHTLIFTING BELT

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HOW TO USE A WEIGHTLIFTING BELT

It’s one of the most widely used training accessories, the weightlifting belt. Unfortunately a majority of athletes & coaches use their belts the wrong way. Most people think they just put It around their waste and tighten It down as hard as they can. I’ll often ask those who have a belt on if they know the purpose and the functionality of the belt, more often than not.. they do not. WHY USE A BELT? I’ve been one of those athletes who used a belt for EVERYTHING, I’ve been one of those athletes who used It for max effort lifts...

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