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  1. This is true, but the way Joe D recommends is to...

    This is true, but the way Joe D recommends is to do the sled drags first(fast as you can) for 5-6 reps. Taking a few minutes rest in between each drag. Then, take another 2-3 minute break to recover...
  2. Hear it from Joe D himself....

    Hear it from Joe D himself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH-5v3X-oMc
  3. Keep it simple. Have them Squat and deadlift once...

    Keep it simple. Have them Squat and deadlift once a week on seperate day(Mon/Fri). Keep the reps in the 3-6 range and do glute/ham raises after each exercise. Do all your sprint work before the...
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    You can try bulgarian split squats. You can hold...

    You can try bulgarian split squats. You can hold dumbbells in your hands, use a barbell, or a weight vest to load the exercise. Keep the reps in the 8-12 rep range.
  5. I read an article & interview by Joe Defranco and...

    I read an article & interview by Joe Defranco and Louie Simmons. They both advocate heavy sled drags to get athletes faster. I have 2 tire sleds that I can stack 45lb plates on top of. Defranco has...
  6. I'm training a group of middle to high school...

    I'm training a group of middle to high school football players. We're in the gym three times a week focusing on getting stronger on the basics like squats, deadlifts & bench. I was thinking of adding...
  7. Can Hill Sprints REALLY Make You Faster???

    Has anyone used or are currently using hill sprints in their routine? Have they increased your sprint speed?
  8. I have a mega trap bar on the way. Ordered it...

    I have a mega trap bar on the way. Ordered it this morning.:nod:
  9. Low Rack Pulls? Or Trap Bar Deads For Athletes??

    I just read an article from former world record holder in the deadlift, Andy Bolton. He said that partial deadlifts are easier to learn & may be safer for athletes not looking for a big deadlift or a...
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    Poll: Do them both for complete back & bicep...

    Do them both for complete back & bicep development.
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    Has anyone tried doing deficit trapbar deadlifts?...

    Has anyone tried doing deficit trapbar deadlifts? Do you feel them more in your hamstrings and glutes than doing them off the floor?
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    Thanks Tom! I think I'll go ahead and get the...

    Thanks Tom! I think I'll go ahead and get the mega trap bar just in case my son reaches 6-7 plates one day.:D
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    Tom, do you have a regular trap bar or the mega...

    Tom, do you have a regular trap bar or the mega trap bar? When I was deadlifting from the floor, I could get 475lbs for 2 reps. I stick to 365-405lbs on low rack pulls(1st peg) and keep the reps in...
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    Are Trap/Hex Bars Worth The $$$???

    Hey guys, my 13 year old son and I have been using low rack pulls to train the posterior chain. Lately, I've been seeing alot of strength coaches advocate the trap bar for deadlifts. In your opinion,...
  15. I'm leaning towards buying a mega hex bar. I've...

    I'm leaning towards buying a mega hex bar. I've heard ALOT of good things about it.
  16. I forgot to add that I used to deadlift heavy...

    I forgot to add that I used to deadlift heavy once a week, but had to give them up 8-10 months ago due to a job change. I'm a route salesamn and am on my feet 11-14 hours a day. Conventional deads...
  17. Sumo Deadlifts? Hex Bar Deadlifts? Or Rack Pulls?- Which One Is Easier On the Back?

    Guys, from your own personal experience which one is easier on the lower back while hitting the hamstrings & glutes hard?
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    Wonderful job, Ken!

    Wonderful job, Ken!
  19. No sir, I haven't yet. I haven't used a GHR...

    No sir, I haven't yet. I haven't used a GHR before. I currently have a 45 degree hyper made by www.newyorkbabrbells.com that I'm going to have to unload to make room for this.
  20. That's what I'm thinking. $300 is for a GHR is an...

    That's what I'm thinking. $300 is for a GHR is an absolute STEAL! Ocassionally, I train some high school football players. So, this would defintely come in handy. I also have a 13 year old football...
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