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Here’s what we’ve got on deck to start your week:
Why you should do your cardio after lifting.
The best weightlifting shoes to max out your time in the gym.
An 881-pound squat from a powerlifting superstar’s brother.
Burn After Lifting
In the past, you may have felt like you’ve needed to choose between being a lifter or being a runner. Well, you don’t. Not only are both disciplines good for you, but they offer complementary benefits that will help you become a truly well-rounded athlete.
But to really maximize your workouts, just make sure you’re hopping on the treadmill or bike after you’ve put the weights away for the day. It’s a simple thought, but this tweak might change your fitness life.
From allowing you to save energy for those challenging squats and bench presses to improved endurance overall, we’ve broken down a few reasons why you should do cardio after you lift.
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If you’re gonna dive full throttle into a gym routine, you’ll have to take care of your feet first. And that, of course, begins with selecting the right weightlifting shoes. Thankfully, plenty of shoes on the market are specifically geared toward aiding in mobility and form while performing movements like squats, presses, cleans, and snatches.
But if you’re overwhelmed by all the different heel elevations, strap systems, designs, and price points, we’re breaking it all down with our extensive list of the best weightlifting shoes available right now.
It Runs in the Family
Pablo Olivares is a lesser-known name in powerlifting when compared to his older brother, Jesus, the current all-time raw total World Record holder. But given one of Pablo’s recent monstrous feats, his relative obscurity in the sport likely won’t last much longer.
Late last week, the younger Olivares showed that Herculean strength runs in his family when he squatted 400 kilograms (881.8 pounds) for a new personal record. It’s not exactly on par with the 1,000-pound-plus squats of his elder sibling, but it is an impressive feat for a rising athlete nonetheless.
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A Classic Slate of Strongman Events
The next Giants Live Strongman Classic features Mitchell Hooper and Oleksii Novikov. Here are the events.
Watch powerlifter Daria Rusanenko hit a new all-time equipped squat World Record.
Pack your pulling bags! We’ve got a breakdown of the suitcase deadlift.
When Do You Cardio?
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When do you do cardio? Pick one below to vote: