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Excerpt — Strength Training-2nd Edition

Supplements

Several nutritional supplements are marketed with claims of increasing muscular strength and size, but many of these claims lack scientific support. Investing in these ineffective supplements may be a waste of money for the strength athlete.

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Injury

An injury occurs when a tissue (e.g., ligament, tendon, muscle, or bone) is subjected to an acute or chronic load that is too great. The damage triggers a response commonly referred to as inflammation.

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Barbell upright row

Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining upright posture with the knees slightly bent.

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Medicine ball overhead reach

Sit slightly to the front of the top of a stability ball, with the torso at about a 45-degree angle.

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