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Pain in the Olympic Lifts: How to Get Stronger from an Injury

In late October 2013, I experienced the most painful and most serious injury of my athletic career. It shut me down completely. I couldn’t lift, I couldn’t even squat down to get something out of the bottom of the refrigerator. By April 2014, I felt stronger and more explosive than ever before. I’ll never forget …

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Will Olympic Weightlifting Build Muscle?

The question around muscle and the Olympic lifts is often asked in one of two ways…  By the women – “Will Olympic weightlifting make me bulky?” By the men – “Will Olympic weightlifting build muscle?” We’re going to break down how Olympic weightlifting affects our muscles and our bodies. And, answer who should use Olympic …

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“Don’t forget about us” – Your back muscles

I’ve always been a big believer that our backs hold the key to athletic performance. Without question, leg strength and power derived from the lower body are the top predictors of health and longevity, but the back is a critical part of our posterior chain. It is and an asset that if not cared for and intelligently developed can hinder our true potential inside …

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The Deadlift Secrets Nobody is Talking About. (Except Us)

Do you ever think about how many times a day you bend over to pick something up?? Probably not, due to the fact that it’s such a simple movement and your focus is on the actual task at hand rather than the movement itself. However, even when you’re not in the gym it’s critical not …

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  • 6 Key Steps to Bar Muscle Ups
  • Bar Muscle Ups. For roughly a year or so, just the mention of them had me (Kait) nearly running out the door of the gym. But if you’re new to the movement, don’t let me scare you off. Before anything else, let’s break down the bar muscle up into what WODprep believes are six key …

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