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The Ultimate Guide to Gyms in Tallahassee

Gyms and fitness centers are popping up around Tallahassee almost faster than I can keep up with. If you’re new to town or new to fitness then you will find this list useful. It’s the Ultimate Guide to Gyms in Tallahassee. These gyms are all facilities whose focus is weight training and you can have…

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The 4 Components of a Perfect Squat

There are a million moving parts in the squat. Anyone who has tried to coach another on squatting well, or has watched video of themselves squatting knows it can be overwhelming. Butt out. Chest up. Shoulders back. Head down. Sometimes when I’m teaching a beginner they will stop squatting to wait for my instruction, and…

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6 Signs Your Squat Sucks

Squat every day. Don’t skip leg day. Squats are the king. Squats are mega trendy these days, and any time something becomes popular there will be a lot of amateurs. There is an endless amount of YouTube videos to watch, Instagram accounts to follow, and articles to read on squatting that can help you learn…

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Squat

Everyone knows squats are the king of all exercises. Ray Williams just set an all-time, jaw-dropping world record RAW squat at 1,005lb, so they obviously build crazy strength. They build massive thighs(just look at mine), and if we believe the girls on Instagram, juicy booties. Squatting is a basic human motion that homo sapiens have…

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The Resurgence of the Capital City Barbell Gyms

Real Tallahassee strength clubs are making a come-back, and we couldn’t be happier. Gyms like Planet Fitness on Capital Circle don’t even have barbells. Other gyms like YouFit have such limited equipment that getting the sole squat rack can take >30 minutes. For a long time we were limited to setting deadlifts down ever so…

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4 Reasons To Stop Doing Pull-Ups

They say you must do pull-ups. They say pull-ups build the biggest lats They say it is the “King of Upper Body Exercises” Let me tell you something: They say a lot, and a lot of it is shit. Below are 4 reasons you may want to take a break from pull-ups. Pull-ups are incredibly easy to…

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7 Squat Cues That Suck

Everyone knows they should squat, but few know how to squat well. Do you know why that is? Because of bad instruction. Lots of bad instruction, and lots of bad cues from inexperienced lifters. People that lifted weights in high school are the wrong people to learn from. Chicken leg trainers at your gym are the…

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The Best Stretch To Fix Your Posture

You spend too much time on the computer. It starts at 8 a.m. when you go to work and ends at 10 p.m. when you get off of Facebook/Reddit/Youtube to rest for a repeat performance the next day. Since college this routine has messed up your body. You probably haven’t made time to work out,…

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The Best Exercise To Fix Your Posture

The Problem: Bad Posture You know your shoulders are slumped. You’ve seen pictures of yourself where your head is forward of your body. Every time you look in the mirror you see shoulders that should be broader. Let’s face it: your posture sucks. You probably even have back or shoulder pain. Don’t worry because I’ve got…

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The Most Important Strategy For Growing Stronger(And Bigger)

There are countless methods for working out, and just as many “gurus” spouting advice, but I’m here to tell you to tune out all the white noise. If you want to know the real secret to gaining strength and building muscle then keep reading. I’m going to tell you the single most important thing you can…

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