Training

Misloading the Bar

by stef bradford, PhD, SSC Starting Strength A good habit for a lifter to get into is to verify that the bar is loaded correctly and that the plates are tight before starting each set. This helps prevent misloads, where the weight is accidentally too heavy or too light, or where the load is different at each …
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Importance of Electrolytes and Balance

Jason Kelly STACK Electrolytes regulate the cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. The combination and balance of electrolytes, as well as other minerals, are what produce their effectiveness. And, when one is deficient or over-consumed, it harms the body. Electrolytes and minerals all work independently but need to function interdependently to be effective for the body. We …
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The Cossack Squat: Reclaiming Your Baseline Balance

Jesse Irizarry Breaking Muscle This uncomplicated exercise not only builds single-leg strength and coordination but also takes care of the instability of the hips that unavoidably creeps in after years of training heavy two-sided movements like squats and deadlifts. We’re not perfectly balanced machines. One side of our body has more prominent organs in different places …