13 Jun Quick and Dirty Guide to the Romanian Deadlift

This is maybe one of the best exercises I know of for building powerful hip strength and developing strong and flexible hamstrings. That exercise would be the Romanian deadlift or RDL. The movement looks somewhat similar to a conventional deadlift, but there are key distinctions to be aware of. I won't overcomplicate this because it's a simple lift to perform, in comparison to other more technically demanding lifts.
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17 May An Abdominal Exercise That’s Not a Waste Of Time.

Ab Wheel Full OutThere's a lot of great exercises for the abs and, in my opinion, none of them have anything to do with sit ups or crunches. The key to abdominal strength and development is about training the whole body to stabilize at a high level. What I mean is stabilizing in functional movements, not training to actively flex our trunk (as with sit ups and crunches). One the best ways to develop abdominal strength is with basic barbell lifts.
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13 Apr A Burning Question: How Strong is Strong Enough?

3 LEVELS OF STRENGTHHow strong is strong enough?

This is a burning question I've thought a lot about. Actually, I've been obsessed with this question. Obviously, I'm a big believer in the power of physical strength to optimize our performance and help us achieve the specific goals we want. There's no question in my mind about the benefits of strength, but how strong do we need to become? One simple reason we need strength is because we lose strength and muscle mass after the age of 25 or so.
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08 Apr 10 Simple Ways to Get Insanely Strong.

arnold-squat Let's kick off the "NEW LOOK" Rdella Training, with a short, but important article on how to get stronger. Why get stronger? The simple answer is that strength seems to help just about everything else we want. Whether that's fat loss, building more muscle, boosting our energy and self confidence, or increasing performance in many other areas of our lives. Stronger is better.
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03 Apr The Inner Game: Mindset Lessons From My 1st Powerlifting Meet

USPA DLAll week I was relaxed. No anxiety at all, considering I was entering my 1st Powerlifting meet this weekend. I had a great week and many months of training leading up to this meet. But, Saturday morning, the day of the meet, was a different story. Yeah, I definitely had the “nerves” starting to kick in Saturday. I had even planned to do some writing in the morning before leaving for the meet, but I couldn’t get my groove. Instead, I did something I rarely do.
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