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10 Machine-to-Free-Weight Swaps to Improve Your Strength Gains

10 Machine-to-Free-Weight Swaps to Improve Your Strength Gains

Years ago, machines were all the rage at the gym. Manufacturers spent a lot of time and money to make theirs the latest and greatest, says Mark Nutting, CSCS, fitness director of Saco Sport & Fitness in Saco, Maine. “In fact, we used to train football players on machines, which we’d never do now.” Here’s …

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9 Essential Strength Benchmarks for Men

Goals: The one thing that separates a training program from just an exercise program. If you want to stay consistent with your workouts and get better results from your efforts, you need something to shoot for. To get the athletic and muscular body you’ve always envisioned (not to mention the performance and fitness levels to …

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