Michael Matthews Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.pdf

Im going to teach you rips methods of pushing pulling

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I’m going to teach you Rip’s methods of pushing, pulling, and squatting because they’ve withstood the tests of time and large numbers. They’re safe and effective, and they don’t require anything special in terms of physical prowess. I’m going to give you everything you need to perform the exercises properly and safely, but I definitely recommend that you read Starting Strength if you want to dive into the biomechanics of each movement. So, let’s start our discussion of the exercises you’ll be performing on the program with the most important lifts and learn exactly how to do them correctly. T HE S QUAT Many guys think leg training consists of loading up the leg press with every plate in the gym and using tourniquet-tight knee wraps and a weight belt cinched to its tightest notch, only to wiggle into the sled, grind out a few excruciating quarter reps, and celebrate with an ear-splitting yell and high-fives with his buddies. Good news: that’s not going to be you. You’re going to be the guy in the corner with the squat rack—you know, the loneliest place in the gym—quietly going about your business with deep, heavy squats. No wraps, no belts, no swagger—just a bar
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bending across your back, loaded with a “measly” few hundred pounds (yes, you’ll get there) and a puddle of sweat on the ground. Who’s going to be the winner in the end? Who’s going to consistently get bigger and stronger, and who’s the least likely to get hurt? You, of course. While many guys will do anything for leg training before putting the barbell on their backs, they’re missing out on what many of the top strength coaches in the world consider the absolute toughest and most rewarding exercise we can do. To nobody’s surprise, squatting strengthens every muscle in your legs, which doesn’t just increase the amount of weight you can lift—it also helps you run faster and jump higher, and it improves flexibility, mobility, and agility. 1 And as if those aren’t reasons enough to squat regularly, it’s also an incredibly effective core workout. 2 Laziness aside, why do so many people avoid squatting? Well, more often than not, they’ve fallen victim to the myths that the squat is bad for your back and knees —a lie that has been perpetuated for about five decades now. It all started with work done in the 1960s, when research concluded that a deep squat stretched the knee ligaments too far, increasing the risk of injury. These findings spread like wildfire through the fitness world, and some U.S. military services even cut squatting movements out of their training programs. It was noted at the time that the studies had serious flaws, including the choice of subjects and researcher bias, but that wasn’t enough to stop the uprising against the squat. For instance, one of the studies was done with parachute jumpers, whose knees had been repeatedly pounded with violent impacts and twisted all over the place in parachute lines.
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