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9 TIPS TO ELIMINATE LOWER BACK PAIN FROM SQUATS

Are squats bad for your lower back? Well, yes and no. If you have no underlying lower back issues and perform them using the correct technique, squats are not inherently dangerous and can actually improve the strength of your lower...
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HOW TO ELIMINATE KNEE PAIN DURING SQUATS (8 TIPS)

Nothing ruins the joy of working out more than nagging joint pain. Not only is it physically uncomfortable, but it often stalls progression by preventing you from training at peak performance. The knee joint is an area that very commonly...
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NO SQUAT RACK? NO PROBLEM (7 BARBELL SQUAT ALTERNATIVES)

Although they aren’t a “must” in order to build your lower body effectively, squats are still the most productive exercise overall when it comes to building up your leg size and strength as efficiently as possible. In other words, if...
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DO SQUATS AND DEADLIFTS INCREASE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS?

Do squats and deadlifts increase testosterone levels? This “old-school” bodybuilding concept has been around for quite some time and goes something like this: Squats and deadlifts are two of the most challenging exercises you can perform in the gym and train...
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WILL SQUATS AND DEADLIFTS THICKEN YOUR WAIST?

When it comes to achieving a lean and “aesthetic” looking physique, maintaining a slim waistline is obviously an important part of the equation. Although squats and deadlifts are regarded as two of the most basic, fundamental compound movements for building...
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ARE SQUATS NECESSARY TO BUILD BIG LEGS?

QUESTION: Are squats necessary to build big legs, or is it possible to achieve an impressive lower body using alternative exercises? ANSWER: Despite the “hardcore” bodybuilding mentality that often treats squats as the “be-all-end-all” of effective lower body development, the reality is that it IS...
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BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUATS (BENEFITS AND PROPER FORM)

It might simply look like a “wimpy” alternative to a traditional barbell squat at first glance, but make no mistake: Bulgarian split squats are the real deal. You won’t see these being performed very often at most gyms, but they’re a highly...
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