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What is Muscle Testing?

The Definition of Muscle Testing: “Manual Muscle Testing is a procedure for the evaluation of the function and strength of individual muscles and muscle groups based on effective performance of a movement in relation to the forces of gravity and manual resistance.” Muscle Testing is often a misunderstood diagnostic procedure.[…]

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The Modified Sots Press

The classic Sots Press is a behind-the-neck press with a snatch (very wide) grip in the bottom position of a squat with flat heels. It is an assistance exercise popularized by Russian weightlifters to increase the ability to stabilize the barbell in the bottom position of the full snatch. It[…]

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Das Full Speed Device

Das Full Speed Device ist ein Trainingstool, das es ermöglicht spezifische Schwachpunkte (engl. sticking points) und sowie spezifische Bereiche eines Bewegungsablauf gezielt zu überladen. Das Full Speed Device besteht aus zwei Pins, die mit Scheiben beladen werden und durch zwei Schlaufen an einer Langhantel befestigt werden. Bei Ablassen wird somit[…]

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Giant Sets for Hypertrophy

Giant Sets have become known as a Hypertrophy method. Technically, based on the length of the set, its not a hypertrophy method though. Sets of a length of 40 to 70 seconds with a load that is close to maximum or the maximum are defined as strengthtraining for hypertrophy. Technically Giant[…]

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Ask the Coach #43 – Überzüge für den Rücken

Ask the Coach“ ist die Kolumne in der Wolfgang Unsöld Eure Fragen zu Training & Ernährung beantwortet. Das gleichnamige Buch ist im Riva Verlag erschienen und direkt hier auf Amazon erhältlich. Frage: Guten Tag Herr Unsöld, mich würde Ihre Meinung zu Überzügen am Kabel, an der Maschine oder mit einer Kurzhantel interessieren betreffend[…]

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Grip Strength is an excellent Indicator of Health and Age

In the article „Anti Aging, Biomarkers & Strength Training“ I have looked at muscle mass and muscle strength being an excellent indicator of biological age. Another study published in the American Journal of Medicine has gone even more in detail and shown that grip strength is an indicator for mortality[…]

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The Floor Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Raise – short GHR – is an exercise done on a GHR machine where the feet are locked and the lower legs is fixed in horizontal position while the thighs are supported. Each rep starts at the top, first the knees are extended, then the hip will[…]

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