I’d first read up on the Trap Bar Deadlift in Stuart McRobert’s 1991 Hardgainer bible, Brawn, back in 2010. It’d been listed by him as a possible Deadlift variation. The Trap Bar, designed by Al Gerard, is a rhombus shaped bar, fixed to two plate loaded ends. It’s purpose was and is to make theContinue reading “The Trap Bar Deadlift”
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HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!
Announcing: HARDGAINER 2.0 HARDGAINER print magazine—HG 1.0—was published every other month from 1989 until 2004, for 89 issues. All the issues of HARDGAINER 2.0 will be brand new and published monthly. HG 2.0 is not a digitalization of the issues of HG 1.0. “Why are you bringing HG back?” you may ask. Because its message is still sorelyContinue reading “HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!”
Find Your Squat Stance!
I had mentioned in a previous article that, in order to squat safely, with proper depth, and in a way that’s relative to your frame, that you might need to find the right stance for you. Therefore, I decided to delve into this topic a little more, partially because I neglected something important in myContinue reading “Find Your Squat Stance!”
Can Hardgainers Squat Successfully?
Here’s an argument I’ve seen and heard for a while regarding tall or lanky lifters and their ability to squat: Can they do it?? And depending on who you talk to or which article you read the answers will vary. Some will suggest that it can be done. On the flipside, of course, there areContinue reading “Can Hardgainers Squat Successfully?”
Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift
So let’s discuss anthropometric measurements! It was 2010 when I read an Iron Man Magazine article written (I think) by Ron Harris, in which he breaks down which compound movements were ideal for long limbed lifters in terms of specialization. He’d said that the Deadlift was ideal for that group, and, as someone with longContinue reading “Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift”
Hardgainer: A Death Sentence?
I think I know you. You were that skinny kid who couldn’t fill out like the other kids around you. Your siblings, while having not even the slightest clue about how the body works, shame you for not looking like everyone else. Your arms are long, you’re pencil necked, you’re chest is nothing more thanContinue reading “Hardgainer: A Death Sentence?”
Pulse By Legion Athletics
Disclaimer: The following are my views alone. I am not sponsored by Legion Athletics, nor am I being paid by Legion Athletics for this review. To say that Mike Matthews has come a long way in the Health And Fitness industry would be a gross understatement. In the eight years since the release of hisContinue reading “Pulse By Legion Athletics”
20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!
As mentioned in my last article, gyms may or may not be opening again depending on where you live. In fact, I might’ve even offered a very basic routine for those of you who are preparing to head back to the weight room with the goal of rebuilding your very strength foundation. But there’s alwaysContinue reading “20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!”
Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!
Good news for some of us: gyms have already reopened (albeit with a capacity limit) or will be opening soon (my neck of the woods doesn’t have a set date yet)! Let’s face it, though: sure, you may have been doing your best to keep in shape from home, and I’ve even provided a fewContinue reading “Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!”