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Archives for September 2016

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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 29th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
The harsh reality to any fitness program is an injury can happen. Injuries are more likely to happen during the infant stages of a new program or when you begin to plateau and decide to push yourself extra hard without proper rest. Chest muscles are a very common area
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Quick Chest Workouts

by Joe Lawrence September 22nd, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
The hardest part about getting into shape is finding the time to do it. When I was younger, I could spend hours at the gym and never skip a beat. However, now I am in my 30s, married, two kids under five…it is almost impossible to work out. I
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The Heavy Bar is Still Relevant to Chest Routines

by Joe Lawrence September 15th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my past few articles I have discussed the benefits of using dumbbells. They help with breaking down mental barriers we place on ourselves and build stability muscles. Although they are my favorite tools for the job, there are also benefits to hitting the heavy bar.

I was taught a
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3 Interesting Chest Exercises

by Joe Lawrence September 8th, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my previous article about building upper body muscle, I told you to avoid benching for the one rep max bragging right. This is where people go and focus only on boosting their ability to complete a “respectable” rep on the flat bench. The problem is that is a
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What Do You Bench?

by Joe Lawrence September 1st, 2016| Strength Training, Upper Body
Go to any gym in the world and it is a given that there will be somebody on the flat bench trying to see what his one rep max is on bench. For some odd reason, this is the one statistic that you will be asked if you tell

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