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The 5 Essential Lifts Trying to get back into the gym? Or maybe you've already been working out for a while and are wondering why you aren't seeing results. Well, you're in luck, we're here to help. There are five essential lifts that you can add to any workout plan that will almost guarantee results. With proper dieting and these five core essential lifts, you'll be on your way to a better physique in no time! Squat Everybody knows they shouldn't skip leg day... With proper form, you will see great strength gains if you squat on a regular basis. The...

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Leg day doesn't come around often for most but if you're into your leg training you will understand the importance of leg day gear.  There are many benefits of using different types of accessories to help with support, proper muscle activation and form. Here are four MUST HAVES for any leg day:   Lifting Belt One of the most commonly used yet most effective accessories for squatting is the lifting belt. Some athletes prefer to use the belt to aid them throughout an entire workout, while others use it only when training with heavier weights.  A weightlifting belt has multiple...

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Are you finding yourself in mild to severe pain after performing squats? You're not alone. The underlying cause of most pain when performing any exercise is bad technique.  When performing a squat, here are the top three most common mistakes. Rounded Back One of the most common mistakes when people squat is not keeping a braced core and neutral spine.  When you're back is rounded during a squat, it causes unnecessary pressure on your spine and decreases the efficiency of the lift.  A rounded back can be caused by a spinal condition, or in most peoples cases, just weak or...

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You might be wondering how or even why we got started here at Bandit Athletics.  Well, it was nothing more than a few gym junkies that over the years of hard training, had suddenly found themselves running through gym accessories as if they were meant to be disposable... Truth is, most companies simply don't care about the quality of their products, as long as they look good and happen to follow the latest fad.  We simply got fed up with all of these 'repeat purchases' on items that should have lasted a lifetime. So, we decided to do something about...

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