Tag Archives | Deadlifts

Drop the Deadlift?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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If the deadlift is the best muscle building exercise on the planet why do many successful strength and conditioning coaches not use the movement with their athletes? The reason is simple; the deadlift takes too much out of you and is very hard to recover from. When you have an athlete who also needs to […]

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Assistance Lifts to Build the Big 3

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

Recently Bret Contreras asked me for my top three assistance lifts that bring up the bench, squat and deadlift. I’m not a big fan of the barbell bench press by any stretch of the imagination (the military press is a far better, more functional, safer lift) but if someone wanted to bring it up and […]

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How to Build Muscle with High Reps

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Although I am not a fan of high reps on most exercises for most lifters, there are actually times when I do recommend them. So if you want to learn how to build muscle with high reps, then read on. When you are more advanced and have developed a respectable level of strength, high reps […]

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