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7 Best Strongman Moves for Fat Loss and Conditioning

Strongman exercises are some of the best tools for improving performance and body composition we have at UP.  We all know interval and resistance training are some of the fastest, most effective ways to burn fat and build muscle.  Because of that, we have invested in a wide variety of different conditioning equipment to help our clients get the fastest results possible. Prowlers, sleds and farmers walks are a mix of resistance and interval training, for brutally hard conditioning workouts. Commonly referred to as ‘modified strongman’ training, the exercises you’ll find here…

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5 Muscle Building Training Splits Explained

How do you decide which training split is right for you? If you’re wondering ‘what is a training split?’ it’s basically the method you use to group particular muscles together into a series of workouts. Training splits vary from training the entire body in one session to focusing on just one muscle per session. Which split will be most effective is dependent on your goal, availability, strength, training history, and ability to recover. Let’s take a closer look at some of the options. 1. FULL BODY Full body workouts are perfect…

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Top 5 Bad Glute Exercises and What to do Instead

Sculpting a perfect pair of glutes is at the top of many people’s fitness goals. While many people want great glutes, not many people truly know how to train effectively to get them. With the rise of the Instagram ‘coach’, most of whom have no coaching experience or qualifications, we see a lot of bad exercise recommendations posted all over the internet. You will have probably seen so many glute exercises popping up in ‘booty building’ workouts online – but most of them won’t get you the results you want.…

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How To: Barbell Back Squat (Step-By-Step Guide)

The barbell back squat is an extremely effective exercise, but do you know how to perform it correctly? The biggest limiting factors in almost everybody’s long-term physique development are mistakes in exercise technique and programme design. To help fix this, we have produced a series of articles that will break down and take an in-depth look at the major exercises, starting with the barbell back squat. This guide will cover: Equipment requirements – what you need. How to set up and perform the movement [includes video] Trainer tips on key…

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The Ultimate Abs Training Guide

A well-developed set of abdominals are vital for two things that I suspect have prompted you to read this article.  Firstly, a good physique, especially on a male, just doesn’t seem to quite “pop” without a six-pack, and secondly because of the vital role of what is often referred to as the “core” for optimal physical function, performance, and yes, even health. Before we go any further, I need to admit that professionally I have always found abdominal development to be incredibly frustrating. The reason for this is that we…

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