Your 1RM Present: A 4-Week End of Year Strength Program
An end of year weightlifting heavy program for intermediate and advanced users with a max 1RM finish before Christmas.
How to Fix A Good Morning-Style Squat
Keep your elbows forward to say goodbye to a bad squat position and hello to a new one rep max.
How to Use the Front Squat to Improve Strength and Performance
Wants to get all-around strong, steer clear of injury, and maximize carry over into strength sports? Front squat.
The 2-Kettlebell Front Squat: The Best Exercise You're Not Doing
“Well, that sucked.” My client put his kettlebells on the ground, contemplating how in the world he got crushed by such little weight.
The 5 Most Effective Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Muay Thai
If you practice martial arts, then you need to strength train in order to maximize your performance. Here are the top five bang-for-your-buck exercises for fighters.
A Primer on Front and Back Squats: Crossed-Arm, Clean Grip, Low Bar, and High Bar
Picking which squat to do is an important question to ask when designing your workouts. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of each variation.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 76
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, scaling, conditioning, front squats, flexibility, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
When in Doubt, Do Front Squats: 25 Tips for Better Front Squats
When in doubt, do front squats. This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is still sh*t").
Save Your Back by Switching to Front Squats
The back squat may be an effective exercise, but it's biomechanically just a bad idea. Consider the front squat as a healthy and powerful alternative.
The Perfect Squat: 7 Articles to Help You Achieve It
Squatting: the primordial movement. Who would think you could say so much about such a basic position? Here are 7 articles about this fundamental movement - and some tips for how you can improve it.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Why You Need to Know Your Squat to Clean and Jerk Ratio
Do you know how much heavier than your clean and jerk your back squat should be? And do you know why this is important? Let's look over the numbers so you can check your training plan.
Breaking Muscle Video - The Front Squat
Quick video outlining the dos and donts of the front squat - covering everything from taking the bar off of the rack, to hand position, and more.
Traver H. Boehm
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