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Best Lifting Shoes For Olympic Lifts?

Dear Dr. Bell, is there a certain type of shoe that is better for heavy Olympic lifts? People in my gym have “lifting shoes.” I hear the flat shoes are the way to go? Any thoughts? If you are a…

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Standard Weight Lifting Bar vs Olympic Bar

Dear Dr. Bell, what is the difference between a Standard Weight Lifting Bar and an Olympic Bar? Which is better to use? Standard Weights are typically found in home gyms. Standard Weight Lifting bars are one inch (25mm) in diameter…

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Wrist Pain From Front Squats

Dear Dr. Bell, is there a good alternative to Front Squats? The more I go up in weight, the more pain I’m feeling in my wrists. Any suggestions? Front Squats can put a lot of stress on your wrists if…

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Free Weight Squat vs Smith Machine Squat

Dear Dr. Bell, is performing a Squat on a Smith Machine totally different than performing a standard Squat? It seems like the form changes? When would you recommend using a Smith Machine instead of free weights? YES! There is a…

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Is It Normal To Be Sore This Long?

Dr. Bell, I’m trying to determine if I over did it on my chest workout. It’s been more than 48 hours and my pecs still feel super sore. Is it normal to be sore for this long? Or did I…

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Giant Sets vs Titan Sets

Hey Dr. Bell, What is the difference between Giants Sets and Titan Sets? Long before Cross Fit started using High Intensity Training of 5 or more sets, bodybuilders and weightlifters performed High Volume Training with very brief Rest Intervals between…

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