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The Definitive Guide to the Romanian Deadlift (and the Best Variations!)

Key Takeaways The Romanian deadlift is one of the single best exercises for developing your posterior chain (including your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back). Romanian deadlifts are easy to load and program, and if you perform them correctly, they’re also perfectly safe (which you’ll learn how to do in this article). Keep reading to learn how...

What Is a One-Rep Max and How Do You Find Yours?

A one-rep max is the maximum amount of weight you can lift for a single repetition of a given exercise through a full range of motion with proper technique. In other words, it’s how much weight you can push, pull, or squat for a single rep.  And why is this important, pray tell?  The first thing...

Navy SEAL Training: Is It a Good Way to Get Fit?

There’s no question that Navy SEALs are veritable ripsnorters. They’ve had a reputation as free-wheeling bruisers since the 1960s, but their recent missions in the Middle East and increased media coverage have propelled them to near mythical status. (There’s even a genre of romance novels about SEALs now).  As they’ve gained popularity, journalists, screenwriters, bloggers,...

What’s the Best Hamstring Curl Machine Exercise?

Key Takeaways Two of the most popular exercises for building the hamstrings are the lying and seated hamstring curls. In a recent study, researchers found that seated leg curls resulted in more hamstring muscle activation than lying hamstring curls. Keep reading to learn what this means for your training and the best hamstring exercises for building...

The Best Way to Lose Weight Fast with Exercise

The first thing you should know losing weight fast with exercise, is that your goal really shouldn’t be to lose weight.  Instead, your goal should be to lose fat.  You see, one of the biggest mistakes dieters make is using their scale weight as their only yardstick for success, and neglecting how their eating and...