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How-to: Overhead squat

» by March 25th, 2008 at 12:27 am » Comments (30)

The overhead squat is one of the most challenging lifts in weight training, short of the olympic lifts themselves. If you want to try something a bit different, give it a go. You’ll soon find out what real core stability is! What is the overhead squat? The overhead squat is a deep squat performed while […]

How-to: Handstand push-up

» by January 10th, 2008 at 12:04 pm » Comments (17)

One of the most badass exercises you can do in the gym, the handstand push-up is a humbling experience when you first try it. But persevere and you will develop excellent upper body strength.  What is the handstand push-up? A handstand push-up is performed against a wall in the handstand position. You slowly lower your […]

Best exercises for core

» by November 1st, 2007 at 11:58 am » Comments (4)

I have abs of steel but I am a sit-up free zone. I don’t think sit-ups are useless, but I do think there are better exercises out there so I don’t bother with sit-ups in my own workouts. So what are these better exercises? Well, anything that involves working to maintain your balance is brilliant […]