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🏋️‍♂️ 5 push/pull workouts for strength gain and weight loss


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Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

  • The very best 4th of July sales

  • Push/pull workouts to amp up your training

  • Results from the IPF World Championships

Fitness Sales

The Sweet Smell of Savings

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Along with the mid-level grilling being done at your uncle’s house and the local fireworks display down by the river, July 4th is known as a day of deep discounts on consumer goods. And that goes double for deals on fitness equipment. But parsing through all of those sales can be daunting, so we’ve created a guide for all of your Independence Day fitness equipment shopping needs.

Major brands like Rogue and REP Fitness like to offer free shipping this time of year, amounting to considerable savings when buying bulky things like barbells and power racks. Other companies are offering their wares anywhere in the giant chasm between 10% and 50%, so plan your budget for the coming week and start stocking up and items for your home gym.

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Training Tips

Push, Pull, and Progress

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Pushing and pulling are two of the main things the skeletal muscles in your upper body do really well, so it naturally follows that one of the best types of workouts for the Northern Hemisphere of your physique follows in line with those patterns.

You don’t just have to stick to that Nautilus machine that says “chest press” if you want to push and pull your way to success in the iron jungle. A litany of large movements coincide directly with the idea of doing a press and a row, and the way you decide to put them together can influence your body’s adaptation in unique ways.

With just your body’s weight alone, you can stack pull-ups on top of push-ups and dips to get your heart racing and body fat dropping. Likewise, you can superset your favorite chest and back exercises to max out your hypertrophy potential. Using the body’s natural planes of movement is your first-class ticket to improved workouts and body composition.


Best in the World

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While powerlifting is not an Olympic sport, the IPF hosted its Raw World Championships in Lithuania mere weeks before the start of the Olympics festivities in Paris.

Raw powerlifting has continued to increase in popularity over the years, and the IPF’s World Championships was a testament to that international growth. Three hundred and eighteen athletes came from 57 countries to compete in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. In what is always a fierce contest, new world champions and world records were crowned as the final plates clattered onto the platform. 

See who punched their ticket to the World Games with our complete breakdown of the event below.

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