Interview with Charles Staley About Strength and Fitness

If you’re not familiar with Charles Staley, let me introduce you to a world-renown strength and conditioning coach, a well-accomplished powerlifter, and a prolific fitness writer. Charles is a tall, somewhat lanky, but quite muscular, competitive powerlifter who can squat … Continued

5 Beginner-Level Bridge Exercise Progressions

How to Work Up to the Full Bridge Exercise Gradually and Safely (Even if You’re Not a Flexible Yoga Gal) The bridge exercise is useful for building strength and flexibility of the back and spine, among many other things. Unfortunately, … Continued

10 Ways to Make Planks Harder: Plank Progressions

10 Different Ways to Make Plank Exercises More Challenging to Keep You Engaged, Prevent Boredom, and Help You Get Stronger in Less Time Planks are one of the best all-around core strengthening exercises. And everyone knows that the simplest way … Continued

Deep Squats: How To Squat Deep in 30 Days or Less

Improve Your Squat Depth, Mobility, and Flexibility With These Squat Mobility Exercises and Stretches to get a Full ROM, Pain-Free and Strain-Free, Rock-Bottom, ATG Squat For some reason, most people have trouble achieving a deep squat – let alone being … Continued

How Much Should I Be Able To Squat? (Squat Standards)

What Strength Coaches & Researchers Say You Should Be Able to Squat: Including Official And Unofficial Strength Standards For Weightlifters, Athletes, And Ordinary Folks, Average Test Results, The Latest World Records, And More! (Plus Some Free Resources to Help You … Continued

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