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Are you always on a quest for bigger, stronger legs? These 11 front squat alternatives might be the holy grail (swoly grail?) you've been looking for.
Strongman icon Brian Shaw announced that he will take part in this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition — but it will also be his official swan song at the event.
Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman defined bodybuilding throughout the 2000s. The duo recently got together to film a workout and reminisce about their time as fierce rivals.
Front Squat Alternatives
The front squat is a staple movement for Olympic weightlifters, CrossFit athletes, and countless other strength-focused lifters. However, some find the unique bar position limiting because it requires ample shoulder and wrist mobility. Other lifters shy away from the front squat because they can move relatively more weight with other squat variations.
Regardless of why you shun the front squat, there are some equally effective alternatives to consider which let you work around any restrictions and find comparable results. From trap bar squats to front rack lunges, we've collected 11 exercises for every taste.
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One Last Hurrah
On January 9, four-time World Strongest Man (WSM) winner Brian Shaw posted a video to his YouTube channel announcing that he's competing in April's WSM contest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In the video, Shaw said he's going for “one more big push” to win his fifth career WSM title, indicating that the 2023 contest will be his final competitive appearance at the show.
The 2023 edition of the WSM marks the 16th appearance at the event for Shaw, who will be 41 years old when the competition runs from April 18-23. Shaw made his WSM debut in 2008, and of the athletes who competed against him that year, only Mark Felix remains active in the sport.
An Olympia-Sized Reunion
Eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler were fierce rivals on the bodybuilding stage through much of the 2000s. They were the top two athletes at the same Olympia on six occasions, with Coleman defeating Cutler in four showdowns (2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005) and Cutler winning the final two in 2006 and 2007.
Today, both men are genuine friends and stay connected with each other and their fans through their ever-growing social media presence. The duo recently joined YouTube personality Jesse James West for a joint back and biceps workout that should have all bodybuilding fans feeling the warm and fuzzies.
Get Some Culture
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- Larry Wheels recently took part in a mock powerlifting meet to test his strength while on testosterone replacement therapy. The result was an impressive 910-kilogram (2,006.2-pound) total on the deadlift, squat, and bench press.
- The incline barbell bench press is a compound lift well worth your time. Here’s how to do it the right way.