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Kettlebells for the Uninitiated

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If you’ve been busting your ass with barbells and dumbbells for the past few years and are looking for something new to help add slabs of muscle to your body and improve your overall conditioning, it may be time to add something new to your training tool box. Enter the kettlebell… Sure, it’s a little funny-looking, but training with the ... Read More »

Get Big Legs with Bad Knees

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Let’s face it…injuries are sometimes an unavoidable part of life and athletics. Talk to just about any athlete or exercise enthusiast over the age of 25 and he or she is almost guaranteed to have some sort of pain, injury, or limitation. One of the more common areas of trouble for athletes and exercisers alike are the knees. The Problem ... Read More »

Article Blasts from the Past!

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Recently behind the scenes we’ve really stepped up the content side of things. We’ve recruited lots of new writers and have many articles in development as we speak. The short term aim is to release a brand new, high quality article each and every week and we’re not too far from being able to do that, watch this space! In ... Read More »

Q & A with Westside Barbells’ Louie Simmons

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Louie Simmons is the owner of Westside Barbell and a living strength training legend! He is one of a very select group of powerlifters who have totaled ELITE in 5 different weight classes and Louie is one of only a couple of men over 50 years of age to have squatted 920 lbs or more, the first to bench both ... Read More »

The Turkish Get Up

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Any strength den off the beaten path knows about this move. Gyms that subscribe to strength and performance first, where Kettlebells and bumper plates are ubiquitous but searching for a machine of any sort would prove fruitless. Where iron trumps fluff and the ‘smoothie bar’ is a water cooler hiding in the corner, these gyms know about the Turkish Get ... Read More »