Proper Form for Jump Squats

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Question: My volleyball coach recommended that I do squats and jump with the bar on my back at the end of each rep. It bothers my back. What else can I do to improve my vertical? Answer: Doing jump squats with weight on your back tends to bother most people either in their knees, back […]

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Proper Form for Deep Rock Bottom Squats

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Question: Our coach has us doing squats so deep that our hamstrings sit on our calves and that makes my lower back and knees sore. The reasoning is that that we have to go deep to be effective. Is that the best way to do squats? Answer: We call those “rock bottom” squats and some […]

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Maintaining Intensity in Crowded Gyms

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Question: I use your system of alternating exercises to maximize my training efforts and minimize my time in the gym but since I moved to a larger city the gym I’m in is so crowded that it’s almost impossible to have two pieces of equipment in use. How can I use one exercise at a […]

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Mid-Age Workout Tips

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  Question: I am turning 50 in a few weeks and am beginning to feel some of my age especially after I workout. Are there any tips you can provide about how to modify my workouts to keep my joints from feeling worse after training? Answer: Knees, shoulders and elbows can often flare up, ache […]

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Does My Son Need Prework Drinks and Protein After Workout?

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Question: My high school age son uses a preworkout drink before training and protein every day after he works out. Is that safe for him to use? Also he trains every day for 90 minutes. Is that excessive? Answer: Your son is highly motivated to train daily at home. Training for 90 minutes is a […]

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Tire Flipping Workout Creates Explosiveness…

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Question: What makes tire workouts so effective? I did a tire workout last week and it nearly beat me, but other than just exhausting me, how is flipping or rolling a tire going to help me in football? Answer: It depends on the size of the tire, and the tire size should be appropriate for […]

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How Do Reps Build Muscle?

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Question: I don’t understand how high reps can build muscle. If you’re doing 15 reps per set, isn’t that for “cutting”? Shouldn’t I do more low reps for building mass? Answer: The ideal method for building muscle is actually a combination of the two systems. One of the most densely built bodybuilders of the ’90s, […]

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Best Workout Rep Count? Make Each Rep Count!

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Question: What is the best way to train: higher reps, 10,12 or 15 or lower reps like the 6 to 8 range? I am just trying to just get in better shape. Answer: We use a combination system of rep ranges to maximize muscle growth if that’s your end goal. If simply ” getting in […]

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When to Start Weight Training for Kids

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Question: How old can young athletes begin training with weights and what exactly should they do? My son is entering the sixth grade and though he isn’t eligible to play middle school sports now, he wants to prepare for next year. Answer: Kids should be running and playing active games with other kids outside regularly. […]

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2 Day a Week Training Routine

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Question: I have limited time in the day right now and only a couple of days a week available to workout. Which exercises are the most productive for time and frequency issues? Should I do two full body routines a week or still split up body parts? Answer: If you’re training only twice a week […]

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