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Stupid Gym Rules

Some rules were just meant to be broken… 1.) “I got asked if I needed a spot on deadlifts this past week because when I set the bar down it ‘sounded like it was coming through the ceiling.’ It was…

7 Signs You’re Weak

I’ve let RHODESTOWN slide. I’ve been busy with so many things that the anger hasn’t been there. That’s because I’ve been off the forums and away from the f%&*ing dregs of society who thrive on putting people down. Life is…

Developing an Effective Strength Training Program

Developing an Effective Strength Training Program, by Dr. Raymond Tucker The key for athletic success begins in the weight room. Studies have shown that athletes who participate in a strength training program are faster, quicker, and more explosive, and they…

Frequent Pulling for Faster Progress: 12 Weeks to a Bigger Deadlift

Frequent Pulling for Faster Progress: 12 Weeks to a Bigger Deadlift, by Eric Cressey The deadlift is the bastard child of powerlifting; it doesn’t get much love.  Maybe it’s the fact that the deadlift is less impacted by equipment than…

10 Surefire Ways to Help You Squat Big

I watched the guys squatting over in the corner of the gym and knew immediately the subject of my next article for T-mag. After a few warm-up sets and some instruction from the trainer, these guys began to perform some…

The Periodization Bible

The Periodization Bible Part 1: The Old Testament — Linear Periodization by Dave Tate Dave Tate knows strength. Dave’s been assisting and training under Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell fame for over 10 years and has consulted thousands of athletes…