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Top 5 exercises to improve pull-ups

Sean Lerwill pullups (Credit: snhfoto)

The pull-up is one of those exercises that you can either do, or you can’t do. Few people are naturally good at pull-ups, and those that are generally have a background in gymnastics or climbing or the like. For those of us without that background, we may need to work on our pulling ability, utilising…

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Top 5 exercises for improving strength

Sean Lerwill pullups (credit snhfoto)

It’s a common question isn’t it? What are the best exercises for developing strength? Some people want to get big, some people want to get lean, some people just want to get stronger. There are certain exercises that top others in terms of strength gain. Simply put compound exercises will always trump isolation exercises when…

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Top 5 exercises for abs

Anyone who reads/listens to my thoughts on exercise may be surprised by this post, and you’re right to be. So let me set the record straight to begin with: Performing abs exercises in the hope of getting a sixpack when you have a layer of stomach fat is a waste of time. What do I…

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Top 5 exercises for building your chest

Sean Lerwill

First, it’s worth saying that I love Jim Stoppani’s answer to people questions “what’s the best exercise for X“. His answer, is the “the best exercise for X, is the one you aren’t doing“. What does he mean by this? That our body’s are bound by SAIDs: Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands. What the F…

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