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Barbell Deadlift Starting Position

A guide to optimizing your Barbell Deadlift Starting Position.  We examine the starting position of two very different lifters. 

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Back Squat Quote

Powerlifting Class Northern Virginia

In Monday’s Powerlifting Class, we return to the Low Bar Back Squat.  We might be the only gym in Northern Virginia that teaches the low bar back squat.  We know it’s harder to learn, but it is a better squat.  When done properly, you can low bar squat more weight than you can with conventional high bar back squat.  On Monday, we’ll teach you how it’s done.

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Barbell Squat High Bar vs Low Bar Back Squat

Barbell Squat: High Bar vs Low Bar Back Squat

A complete tutorial on how to do the high bar and low bar back squat. Includes a full video guide and how to choose the right squat for you.

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Bench Press Warm-ups

Bench Press Warmups in Powerlifting

Should you do warm-up before bench press in a powerlifting class?  One of our members asked me why we don’t provide warm-ups before our powerlifting classes?  That’s a complex, controversial question.  Here are the top 15 Warm-ups we recommend, a special Bench Press Warm-up Class, and an overarching answer to whether you need to warm-up in a powerlifting class.

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High bar Barbell Back Squat -- 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury. 

13 Performance Tips for High-Bar Barbell Back Squat

High bar Barbell Back Squat — 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury.  This overview discusses techniques to properly generate core bracing to help prevent lower back pain.  This article includes video demonstrations on key squat faults such as “butt winking” and “broken wrist faults.”

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