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The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to The Deadlift – Self Improvement Article

Deadlift day is my favorite day of the week. And soon, it will be yours. There’s nothing more satisfying than picking up a ton of weight off the floor and holding it in your hands. Jón Páll Sigmarsson, the Icelandic Strongman/Powerlifter once said (while deadlifting 1005 lbs), “There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do a deadlift.” Now, that may be a bit extreme, but deadlifting is truly a romantic lift.= On deadlift day, I don’t need…

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A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit

CrossFit is EVERYWHERE these days. If you have friends or coworkers that enjoy working out, you might have even heard them talking about the newest CrossFit “box” (gym) that just opened up down the street. You see CrossFit themed Reebok shoes. You see Crossfit on ESPN. And you’re wondering: “Hey Steve! What the hell is CrossFit, and is it for me?” If you ARE wondering that, my response is “Wow, I’m good at reading minds.” If you WEREN’T wondering that…

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How to measure your body fat percentage

What the #$%@ is body fat percentage? What’s a good amount of body fat to aim for? How the heck do I figure it out how much I have? Body fat is an incredibly tricky subject – it’s tough to calculate, tough to track, and most people are way off in their estimates of what they think their body fat percentage is. As Kanye West once famously declared, “that right there could drive a sane man berserk.” Luckily, you’re reading Nerd…

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