Tagged With strength training

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The three events of a powerlifting meet — the squat, bench press, and deadlift — are easy enough to learn and train at home. And so plenty of us have trained these lifts regardless of whether we have an opportunity to show off at a meet. So if you’ve been hanging out in a home gym and might like a little friendly competition, check out the #GarageGymCompetition that’s happening right now on Reddit and Instagram.

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Use workout apps long enough, and you’ll realise you can’t trust a single one. Sometimes they go defunct, or you take a break from running and forget your password, or your phone dies and takes your data with it. And even when all goes well, the apps can’t always track the metrics you should be tracking.

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I’ve spent most of my life looking up at pull-up bars, wishing I could ascend to their height. Sometimes I would train hard, and I would get one (1) pull-up. But then I’d slack off for a hot minute, and I’d be back down to zero. I’m a cis woman, not particularly gifted with upper-body muscle. But last year I decided I was going to focus on building the strength to do pull-ups, plural, and by god I did.

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I can bench press a grey wolf, I think. (The last time I was at the gym, I did sets of 10 reps, so I went lighter, around a mature wombat). I can easily deadlift a black bear, maybe a baby elephant on a good day, but by the end of 2019 my goal is at least a male giant panda.

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This year we challenged ourselves to blaze new trails in lifting, cardio, yoga and more. Along the way we upgraded just about every aspect of our fitness, from achieving near-transcendence on a running path to working around that one arsehole at the gym.

Here are our best fitness posts of 2018.

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How's the bench press challenge going? Hopefully you've managed to lift something, whether that's a traditional barbell, or dumbbells or weights of any size. Today we're looking at another challenge that you might face if you don't have a fully equipped gym: how to bench press without a bench.

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Summer is a great time to get in shape — you can enjoy the non-freezing weather, the longer days and, depending on your line of work, you might have more free time. But then a holiday happens, and your fitness goals take a back seat for a little while. Here’s how to minimise the damage.

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Hope everyone's enjoying the deadlift challenge! Even if you're an old hand with free weights, deadlifts can be tricky to set up because the bar is on the ground, not on a rack, and you'll soon be dealing with weights that are heavy enough to be unwieldy.

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Welcome back, friends! We’ve done a lot of bodyweight exercises in our fitness challenges, and last month we got out on the road for some running or walking. This month we head into the gym for some heavy lifting — but don’t worry, even if you don’t have a gym membership we’ll have options for you too.