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100

January 09, 2019 00:23:58
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#AskAchieve 100: How to Get Into A Better Front Squat Position, How to Increase Squat Strength, and Stretches/Exercises for Lower Back Pain

What's up, Achievers?! In the first question, we dive into how to get into a better front rack position for front squats. Check out this youtube video for a visual of the exercises we discussed [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3olJCZoaV4k) (2:15). We then talked about how to increase squat strength by adding additional squat days or by adding assistance work (7:46). Finally, we discuss some lower-back friendly strength training exercises as well as a mobility/stability strategy to help with lower back pain. Here's another [youtube video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EG7bvlvCPw) to help with visuals as well (11:38). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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99

January 07, 2019 00:31:36
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#AskAchieve 99: How to Improve Your Pull-Ups, How to Get Over the Fear of Getting Under the Bar During Snatches, and How to Break Through a Plateau!

What's up, Achievers?! Sorry for the brief hiatus! With holiday travels and craziness, we decided to take the podcast off our plate for a couple weeks. But, we're back! Kendrick interjected with a couple of good noises and screams but we were able to get through the episode okay haha! In the first question, we dive into a few strategies that will help you get your first pullup. We delve deeper into some of the details in this youtube video as well [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqv_DkY6rs&index=16&list=PLGgD7uaxG2kYDog3qDt2dHmno52XLXG2L) (4:08) Then, we went over how to get over the fear of getting under the barbell during snatches (12:04). Finally, we covered how to overcome a plateau - we decided to go with weight loss and strength training plateaus as those are the primary questions we get asked most of the time (17:25). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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98

December 18, 2018 00:20:19
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#AskAchieve 98: Difference Between Stiff Legged Deadlifts and Romanian Deadlifts, How to Prioritize Different Goals at the Same Time, If Deadlifts a Leg or Back Exercise, and In-Season Programming Considerations!

What's up, Achievers?! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Sorry the podcast has been more like 1x a week, but Kendrick has been limiting our opportunities a bit! In the first question, we delve into the difference between stiff legged deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts, and which one we prefer (2:11). We then go into how to prioritize different goals all at the same time (5:47). Next, we discuss how we classify deadlifts - as a back exercise or a leg exercise (10:52). Finally, we touch on a question on how we'd adjust and modify a program depending on if the athlete was in-season or pre-season (14:22). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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97

December 10, 2018 00:19:41
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#AskAchieve 97: How to Strengthen Your Rhomboids, At-Home Workouts for the Holidays, Ankle Pain During Squats, and Our Advice for Dating a Bodybuilder!

What's up, Achievers! Sorry in advance for this episode as there were A LOT of Kendrick interruptions in the first 10 minutes or so! It's a good one though and we managed to get through four questions! For question one, we covered how to strengthen your rhomboids (0:57). Then, we discussed some quick workout strategies when you're home for the holidays (4:10). Next, we delved into what to do if you're experiencing ankle pain while squatting (7:55). Finally, we gave some dating advice! Haha! I think we gave some solid advice here, but take it with a grain of salt (12:34). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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96

December 04, 2018 00:25:46
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#AskAchieve 96: The Effectiveness of Short HIIT Workouts, If You Need to Eat "Clean" While Already in a Caloric Deficit, and Proper Gym Etiquette

What's up, Achievers?! In this episode, we cover the effectiveness of 20 minute HIIT workouts and whether or not they are conducive for overall health and fitness (4:37). We also went over if you need to eat "clean" if you're looking for weight loss and are already in a caloric deficit (8:25). Lastly, we cover just basic gym etiquette! Some of you can be uncomfortable in a gym setting simply because you don't know the "rules". We discuss some general topics here! (14:23). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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95

November 28, 2018 00:18:47
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#AskAchieve 95: Our Thoughts on Weight Belts, How to Incorporate Accessory Lifts, and Hips Shooting Up First During a Deadlift!

What's up, Achievers?! In this episode, the first question we go over involves our thoughts on using weight belts during strength training and heavier lifts (1:26). We then cover how to go about incorporating accessory movements like hip thrusts, rows, KB presses, side planks, etc. after performing the main lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses. We dive deep into the order as well as "non-competing" supersets (5:36). Lastly, we go over how to go about addressing hips shooting up early during a deadlift (9:34). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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