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Safe Pressing with Heavy Dumbbells

May 09, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Believe it or not, many lifters get injured just getting in and out of position before an exercise begins or right after it’s done! The lying dumbb...

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Standing Rope French Press

March 27, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/mvRvNhrxsPc Some people think that the Standing Rope French Press is some kind of specialty coffee. It’s not… it’s a grea...

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Seated Leg Extensions

March 20, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Favor higher reps when doing seated leg extensions. The key is constant tension: Don’t use too heavy of a weight, go up to a “soft lock” positi...

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Two Pressing Issues for Gym Rats

February 26, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Most gym rats are “pushers” not “pullers”, and most do too much “horizontal” pushing and not enough “vertical” pushing. If you’re a...

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How I Became A Personal Trainer And A 49ers Fan

January 28, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

In this interview, I reveal how I became a personal trainer and a fan of the San Francisco 49ers. https://youtu.be/XveQU0oM8RM I’ve been in...

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Seated One-Arm Thick-Bar Javelin Press

December 11, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/wnRBpD2RNzU Here’s an exercise you may not have seen before. It’s a seated one-arm thick-bar javelin press. I’m using an ...

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Chin-Ups: Before and After Eccentric Training

December 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9W4NQTu9-s That’s 15-year-old Joseph struggling with chin-ups in the first part of the video. The second part...

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Front Squat with Chains

December 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/UGOhi55J7WM The concept of accommodating resistance using chains has become popular over the past two decades and for good reas...

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Standing Behind-The-Back Wrist Curls

October 18, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/ulT-0bXbRQM Next time you do wrist curls, try doing them behind the back. You can also try high- and low-platform wrist curls o...

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Pace Your Recovery in the Gym

October 09, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/wdI2buz1tQ0 We all know by now that active recovery is better than passive recovery. It’s better to keep moving between sets ...

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Two Antagonist Exercise Pairings

October 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/XaBqGSC03QE A great way to sequence exercises in strength training is to pair antagonist (opposite) body parts or movement patt...

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Neuro-Grip Push-Ups

September 30, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/GUO9_jsvAhQ Have you ever tried push-ups with Neuro-Grips? It’s like doing them on stilettos! Learn more about this neat tool...

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Go from Zero to Hero on Chin-Ups

September 29, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Chin-ups are difficult for most people to do, especially for females. The average number of chin-ups a female can do is zero. A lack of strength a...

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Individualized Circuit Training

September 20, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/VBrnb3WmRTw This circuit training workout was designed to target specific areas: Close-neutral-grip chin-up: lats in a stret...

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Hanging-Band 90/90 Split Squat

September 18, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/73fBOSzR6bk Give the hanging-band 90/90 split squat a shot. This unique exercise will ramp up stabilizer activity from the core...

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Back Barbell Step-Ups

August 21, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/BNcwsSKkMrI When performing back barbell step-ups, find the proper step height first before playing with the load. Start with a...

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Semi-Wide-Stance Back Squats

August 03, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu used to experiment in the gym to find ways to fix weaknesses. One thing they discovered was that doing squat...

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70-Degree Neutral-Grip Dumbbell Presses

August 03, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/_twee8Ua5Bg Here's a way to decrease the stress on your shoulders during presses. Next time you’re in the gym, take a look...

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Lateral Raises with Two Resistance Tubes

August 03, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/0wHYHrQkXGo Using elastic resistance during a lateral raise is a great way to overload the top range and thus place more emphas...

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A 15-Year-Old Making Progress in the Gym

July 15, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

For several weeks now, 15-year-old Joseph has been working hard on hanging-band squats and assisted chin-ups. Friday night he was able to see what...

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