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How To Low Bar Squat: Your Guide to the Proper Form

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The grandaddy of all lifts, squats. If you are not squatting, you are totally missing out big time. The squat is one of the most important exercises you can do. Along with working your legs, squats engage the whole body. Learning to squat is essential when beginning any training program.

This guide will cover the basics of a squat and how to begin doing them.

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How To Breathe Properly When Lifting Weights

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You would think that breathing would be second nature and there really shouldn’t be much thought put into it. Breathing is something that our bodies will do naturally. As a child it is easy for us to breathe properly, however as we age our lives fill with stress and our brains begin to become flooded. The over abundance of activity tends to become too much and can block us from having the ability to slow our role and focus on critical areas that enable us to progress.

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Best Ways To Grow Bigger Calves

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One of the most forgotten muscles on the body is the calves. Growing bigger calves seems damned near impossible depending upon who you ask. Most people will say its all about genetics. Well I’m not a believer in you get what your given. Yes, some people have amazing calves. But some also have amazing triceps, however the sport of bodybuilding relies on the development of the physique. So if Arnold the 6’2″ Austrian Oak who had puny calves and a weak upper chest can grow his weak points to be some of his best features than so can you.

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How to Barbell Row: Your Guide to the Proper Form

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Have you ever looked at a finely sculpted physique and noticed such great shape and definition in the back muscles? Have you ever wondered how to develop your own back muscles in such a way? Well then the barbell row is for you. A defined and muscular back is key in building your body but also has a lot of practical use.

This guide will cover the basics of a barbell row and how to begin doing it.

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An Overview: The Snatch and Clean and Jerk

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Weightlifting (not Oly-Lifting, not O-lifting, definitely not weight lifting) is the general term for two classic lifts: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk.

In the Snatch, the bar is lifted from the floor to overhead in one motion.  In the Clean and Jerk, the bar is lifted from the ground to the front of the delts and then explosively launched overhead.

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How to Snatch – Part 3

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In this video series the guys from California Strength go over some very important steps on how to perform the Olympic weightlifting snatch. The video series is lead by weightlifting legend Glenn Pendlay and features Donny Shankle and Jon North. Two highly acclaimed weightlifters.

In part 3 of the 3 part series Glenn Pendlay talks about putting everything together and perfecting your snatch.

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How to Snatch – Part 2

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In this video series the guys from California Strength go over some very important steps on how to perform the Olympic weightlifting snatch. The video series is lead by weightlifting legend Glenn Pendlay and features Donny Shankle and Jon North. Two highly acclaimed weightlifters.

In part 2 Glenn explains how to further practice your technique.

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