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If you don’t know about powerlifter Sherine Marcelle, it’s time to get acquainted. After her latest squat PR, she just put her weight class (and the entire sport) on notice.
Becoming a CrossFit icon starts in the kitchen. And six-time CrossFit Games champ Tia-Clair Toomey shared the 4,200-calorie diet that fuels her winning ways.
Want bigger muscles? What about more of that sweet, sweet strength? If you’re in the market for both, these 15 dumbbell exercises will get you there.
Sherine Marcelle's Historic PR
On August 28, powerlifter Sherine Marcelle posted a video on Instagram that could be a preview of some history to come. In the clip, Marcelle is seen squatting a 257.6-kilogram (568-pound) raw double in training. Not only is that a personal record for the young powerhouse, but it’s unofficially 1.6 kilograms heavier than the all-time raw squat record set by Amanda Lawrence in the 90-kilogram division.
What’s arguably more impressive is that Marcelle didn’t originally intend to hit a double that day — she was dissatisfied with the depth on the first rep and decided to crank out another.
While you can’t break a world record during training, don’t be surprised if Marcelle goes for the top spot next time she competes in a sanctioned event.
Tia-Clair Toomey's Championship Diet
The dust hasn’t even settled on Tia-Clair Toomey’s sixth CrossFit Games title yet, and she’s already gearing up for her next competition at November’s Down Under Championship. That means more intense training and, as importantly, more intense eating.
Toomey recently took to YouTube to share what one day of eating looks like during her training, and as you’d expect, it involves a lot of food. Around 4,200 calories worth, to be specific. If you’ve ever wondered how peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fruit snacks could help you become a champion, Toomey shows the way.
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The Best Dumbbell Exercises for Muscle and Strength
Dumbbells are the comfort food of strength training. They’re reliable, pretty much every gym is stocked with them, and they’re incredibly versatile. Well, as long as you know how to use them. Turns out, dumbbells can do a lot more than build a set of sleeve-filling biceps (though they’re really good at that, too!)
With a bit of know-how and the proper technique, you can train your body from legs to shoulders just with a pair of dumbbells and a bench. Whether you want to nail down some goblet squats or perfect the vaunted Arnold press, we’re breaking down 15 of the best exercises you can do with this staple of strength.
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