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Underground Strength Nation

Join the Underground Strength Nation today! Zach Even-Esh shares his wisdom with you all and its well worth it! … Read entire article »

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Conventional Deadlift – Finale

In part one we went over the various exercises to help your deadlift. Then, in part dos, we explored some of the different foot positions that should be utilized during training. Hopefully you have mastered everything in both articles because we’re now moving on to accommodating resistance. The reason we’re going to focus on accommodating resistance is simple – it allows greater loading during the concentric phase. This means that the weight will feel light at the bottom but heavy at the top. Adding bands and/or chains will not only force you to build speed where the weight is the lightest, it will force you to get stronger at the completion of the lift. How does this benefit your deadlift? Keep reading and training your grip… Bands Training the deadlift with bands is … Read entire article »

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Conventional Deadlift – Part Dos

In the first article we went over different key points on how to bring up your deadlift. In this section we’ll see what we can do about more technical issues and training with the conjugate method. This is where the fun stuff begins! Foot Position This is an often misunderstood part of the deadlift. I’ll cover 3 different stances/foot positions and highlight benefits for each one. Remember that with each stance you need to have your toes pointed slightly outward! Also, do all 3 stances in your training to make sure you’re strong no matter what. In all examples below, make sure to keep the bar close to your shins. If you have scrapes on your legs then you’re doing it right. Shoulder … Read entire article »

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My Experience with 531

Over the last few months, I have been extremely focused on coaching and work and less focused on my own training. Part of that was due to just flat boredom due to training alone many times, and another part was due to what we all have to deal with on a daily basis, and that is family commitments. Put all this together with my coaching duties and my normal job and you create yourself into a total lazy piece of crap. Well recently, I had an epiphany. I was either going to train the way I know how and go after my goals despite whatever else is going on in my life or I was going to regret it for many years to come. When the training slacked off, … Read entire article »

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Conventional Deadlift – Part 1

Everyone who wants to get strong knows that there are 2 lifts that will put muscle on you quickly – the squat and the deadlift. The problem that we have seen for years is that lots of people do NEITHER correctly! I will go over a few things that will help you put pounds on the conventional deadlift in just a few weeks. Train your quads You’re probably asking yourself “Why train quads to deadlift?”. Well the simple answer is that, when pulling conventional, you use a lot of quad. If you aren’t, then you aren’t doing it properly. You should be able to flex your quads and the bar will start to move for you. A few exercises to bring your quad strength up … Read entire article »

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Who wants a better deadlift?

Mike and I came across this accidentally but it works like NO OTHER PROGRAM that we have tried.   We initially thought we might actually lose some strength deadlifting twice a month instead of every week.  Now that we have seen the results of this we are sticking with it!! Here’s the basic max effort lower outline: Week one: day one – DE squats day two – ME squats Week two: day one – ME Deadlift day two – DE squats and work up to a heavy triple or single, ~85-90% Doesn’t look complicated, does it?  Well it isn’t supposed to be!  The DE squats with bands will increase your posterior chain strength like crazy while building speed.  Then, on week two, when you go to pull heavy, you do so with reverse bands, against bands, pulling off of … Read entire article »

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