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Excerpt — Strength Training-2nd Edition


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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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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