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Whether your goal is to lose a few extra pounds, increase your bench press, train for a marathon, or just look and feel better, the gym — and more specifically, the part that holds all the dumbbells, barbells and other cool, shiny stuff — is a great place to start.

Countless people already hit the weights on a daily basis, though some may be doing more harm than good. There’s no such thing as a contraindicated exercise, just contraindicated exercisers. Put another way, and using a common example, not everyone can or should walk into the gym on day one, put a bar on the floor and deadlift it. Too many factors — training history, injury history, mobility and postural deficits — come into play that can affect the safety of the move, let alone its effectiveness.

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Also, on a quick aside:  Eric Cressey turns 30 years old today – which means I’m no longer the only staff member who can remember how cool it was, back in the day, to show up on the first day of school dressed up like Don Johnson from Miami Vice.   So money.

Anyways, to celebrate his official entry into male pattern baldness, he’s running a sweet sale on Show and Go:  High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better this weekend.


From NOW until this Sunday (May 22nd) at midnight, you can purchase Show and Go for $50 off the regular price.  And, since the world is apparently ending tomorrow, if you want to get jacked and hella strong, do it quickly.


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Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

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