Keep On Deadlifting

history of the deadlift

A History of the Deadlift and How the Deadlift Benefits You

The deadlift… a combination of hip extension, lumbar erector isometrics, static grip strength, and intestinal fortitude. Is it the king of all movements or an over-rated exercise in futility? Does this lift deserve the awesome reputation it’s been given, or will it ruin your back?

A few years ago, … Continue reading

Keep On Pressing Overhead

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A History of the Overhead Press vs. the Bench Press and How the Overhead Press Benefits You

The bench press has been a long-time favorite for lifters in the Western world.

According to some, your chest hair ain’t worth squat if you can’t bench more than your bodyweight for reps. Hell, this attitude is even pervasive in non-lifters. I was … Continue reading