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A 5 Step Progression to the Bar Muscle Up

 

 

You need these five foundational movements to get your first bar muscle up - and how to get there without injuring yourself in the process.

As a coach, I have seen so many variations of bar muscle up progressions. Many I have seen are extremely dangerous and involve bands, boxes, and a lack of proper skill and strength foundations.

 

This article is going to explain the proper foundational movements to get your first bar muscle up - and how to get that first bar muscle up without injuring yourself in the process.

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Simplify Muscle Development by Simplifying Your Workouts

 

 

This workout plan ha a refreshing and common-sense approach that you can use in any gym to put on more muscle and achieve your goals.

The age-old desire to build a strong, well-proportioned physique is still alive and well. Yes, the average gym-goer no longer yearns to build a monstrous, freaky, eye-popping body complete with gnarly veins, huge, stumpy legs and the inability to fit into a dress shirt.

 

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A Six-Week Sled Training Program

 

 

As idiot-proof as the sled push is, some people still butcher it, resulting in poor form and wasted energy.

While barbells and dumbbells get all the love (rightfully so) from strength enthusiasts, it's hard to beat the sled for conditioning.

 

Why sled training?

 

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An Intro to Daily Undulating Periodization

 

 

DUP has regained popularity in recent years for powerlifters and everyday gym-goers for good reason.

So you’ve been hitting the gym for a few years, you’ve had some fantastic results at times, but you feel like your progress has stalled. You reach the same point and don’t seem to be getting any stronger, you’re not building muscle, and it’s hard to stay motivated. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone.

 

Now, this could be for a couple of reasons:

 

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Conditioning for Strength Athletes

 

 

Fitness and conditioning do overlap but they are not the same thing.

Depending on who you ask—this can be a controversial topic. But in reality, it’s straightforward. Before we get into exactly what you should, and shouldn’t be doing, let’s take a step back and consider the bigger picture.

 

There’s a common misconception about what conditioning is. Most people seem to think that it’s as simple as conditioning = cardio.

 

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Strength Training for Ice Cold Athletes

 

 

Yunus Barisik highlights the need for increased strength and outlines how he structures his ice hockey athlete's training to optimize performance.

 

Our guest, Yunus Barisik, explains exactly what it takes to produce elite-level athletes for ice hockey in this episode.

 

He particularly highlights the need for increased strength and outlines exactly how he structures his athlete's training throughout the year to optimize performance and keep them injury-free.

 

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Lifting Big, Dylan, Jazz, and Skinny Jeans

 

 

More than anything else, music has helped me learn a visceral connection to movement and lifting weights.

 

My college roommate told me that he thinks of me as a guy who listens to moody, poetic, eclectic music alone in his room. He told me this after I shared my existential crisis during my early twenties with him.

 

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Helping Regular People Build Incredible Physiques

 

 

There are different ways to reach fulfillment in fitness, from bodybuilders to the general population.

 

Steve Keane is the co-founder of Kraft Coaching, a coaching service specializing in helping regular people develop incredible physiques. I’m a big fan of Steve’s work and think of him as part coach, part fitness philosopher.

 

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4 Ways the Pandemic Saved My Gym

 

 

What I learned when COVID forced me into a situation where I needed to improve, or my employees would lose their jobs, and I would lose my business.

COVID has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry. Business owners, gym employees, and gym-goers were left scrambling, confused, and in the dark by the ever-changing COVID rules and regulations.

 

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How to Utilize Diet Periodization for Maximum Muscle

 

 

Your workouts and nutrition choices should work synergistically to help you reach Your physique goals.

 

In this episode, I explain what diet periodization is, why you need it to take your physique to the next level, and the three simple questions you need to answer to design the perfect diet for your goals.

 

Your training and diet should reflect your goals.

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