The Benefits Of Olympic Weightlifting


Olympic Weightlifting has been a feature of every Olympic game since 1920. It was first introduced in the year 1896 and reappeared again in 1904, as far the Olympic games are concerned. The fact that is has been an Olympic regular speaks volumes about its effectiveness and popularity and for good reason. It is also [...]

Hip Flexors


Many instructional workout videos refer to the term "hip flexors". It creeps into the workout and even into the precautionary statements. But what's all the fuss about this particular muscle group? Why are they more important, than many other muscle groups? What causes hip flexor strains? And finally, what are the best exercises or stretches [...]

Reverse Hyperextension Alternatives


Reverse hyperextensions have long been a very effective exercise that strengthens the posterior chain including the glutes and hamstrings. Although conventionally, this accessory movement is performed on a reverse hyperextension machine, there are many ways this can be performed without a specific one. The importance of this exercise lies in the fact that it trains and [...]

How To Wear A Weightlifting Belt


It's very common to see someone wearing a weightlifting belt, especially in any competitive strength sports, such as powerlifting or strongman competitions. Lifters can be most often seen doing squats and deadlifts while belted. But if you ask someone in the gym the reasons for wearing a belt, you will get a bunch of different [...]

Picking The Right Weightlifting Belt


Choosing the right weightlifting belt can seem like a huge task.  Do you go for real leather or a vegan belt? Neoprene or velcro?  Then there's the fastening type to decide on.  Single prong or double prong or even lever.  Then there's also the thickness.  10mm, 13mm or a different thickness and then what about [...]

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