10 Ways You're Holding Yourself Back

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10 Ways You're Holding Yourself Back

Stop making these workout mistakes and start seeing results faster.

Bouncing between exercises to find which works best for you doesn’t give you enough time to adequately test any of them. Pick from a short menu of lifts that have been proven to work—squats, presses, deadlifts, chinups, and rows. Muscle growth and strength come from creating microscopic tears in muscle cells that force them to grow back stronger, and requires doing exercises that let you use challenging weights.

Exercise Face-Off: Front Squat vs. Back Squat>>>


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