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Lifting Straps v. Lifting Hooks

Lifting Straps v. Lifting Hooks

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LIFTING STRAPS OR LIFTING HOOKS – WHICH ONE IS BETTER? Lifting hooks or lifting straps - which one is better? Are you a weightlifter who wants to lift heavier but aren’t sure if lifting straps or lifting hooks are best? Are you uncomfortable with your grip strength during certain powerlifting exercises? Well here’s a fascinating fact! You’re not alone and there is hope. Weightlifters build the bodies they want by stimulating targeted muscles through high-intensity workouts, often building stronger forearms as a direct result. However, when attempting to lift heavier weights, people often face two main drawbacks: forearm fatigue and...

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NEW YORK COUPLE SHARE THEIR WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY TO INSPIRE OTHERS

NEW YORK COUPLE SHARE THEIR WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY TO INSPIRE OTHERS

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Colin and Angie Raja, cofounders of RIMSports, had a tough time juggling their growing business and healthy lifestyle, and wanted desperately to start their weightloss journey. “There were times that we were so busy we would order takeout at 1 am in the morning” says Angie, “this eventually became a daily ritual.” The couple’s unhealthy eating habits contributed to a combined weight gain of over 75 lbs and created a strain in their relationship. Colin, a boxing medalist, was especially affected by the increasing weight gain. “I felt like a failure. I had been a boxer all my life and knew what...

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The Best Muscle-Building Biceps and Triceps Exercises

The Best Muscle-Building Biceps and Triceps Exercises

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Every upper body movement you do needs strong arms and your triceps often bear the brunt of it. So many theories are out there on which triceps exercises are best to help you train. And that just leaves you confused, right? Some say that you should have a high-rep training and make your muscles really feel the burn. Some will advise, that you should be training your triceps at least several times per week. While some even think that instead of solely focusing on triceps, you should also spend time doing bench presses and overhead presses. While all of these...

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Why choose Figure 8 straps over other weightlifting straps?

Why choose Figure 8 straps over other weightlifting straps?

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Lifting straps can strategically improve your deadlift training in a variety of ways. Traditional lifting straps wrap once around your wrist, then loop around themselves, wrapping many times around the barbell. This process takes a little while to set up and can cause a wrinkle in your routine, whether you’re a gym veteran or just a beginner to weightlifting. That’s where Figure 8 straps can help you with a simpler, speedier setup process!  Figure 8 lifting straps won’t suddenly help you lift 50 pounds more than you normally can, but there are certainly some distinct advantages to using them. As...

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10 Best Ab Exercises You Need To Do Today

10 Best Ab Exercises You Need To Do Today

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It’s true! Getting a six-pack is possible but hardly enjoyable! But seriously, getting a rock hard core shouldn’t mean that you give up all carbs in the name of sexy! Cue the simpler, and so much more bearable, route to toning and strengthening your core -  abs exercises To attain great, hard rock abs, it is important to target all the surrounding muscles. The following ab exercises are easy to do and you can do them in a gym or in your living room. Sit ups and crunches - and before you groan - let me tell you that they...

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