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Are You Making These Workout Mistakes?

At W.O.D. Welder, we understand that staying active isn’t as easy as it sounds. Depending on where you are in life, what you’re enjoying right now, and what your body needs, your routine may look completely different. That’s okay. The key is maximizing whatever you’re doing now, which means avoiding common pitfalls and traps. We want to use today’s blog to discuss some areas where you might be able to make your active lifestyle a bit more rewarding. Are You Making These Workout Mistakes? If you’re putting aside time to work out, you should get the maximum benefit for your minutes. Your habits can help or hinder you. Here are places where people tend to get stuck. Do any of...

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Prevent Rips During Deadlifts

If you’re looking for the quintessential weightlifting exercise, you don’t need to look any further than the deadlift. Though it gets some pretty stiff competition from the squat when it comes to being king of the lifts, the deadlift can’t be beaten when it comes to simultaneously building the upper and lower body. The deadlift is performed by grasping the free weight bar and straightening up until you’re in a standing position. It might be a simple concept, but if you’ve deadlifted before, you know that there are plenty of ways to get it wrong. Because deadlifting generally involves significant weight, mistakes can be costly. Learning how to do the perfect deadlift is a good use of effort, especially when...

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Skin Tears: An Ounce of Prevention

If your daily grind doesn’t build callused hands, you aren’t alone. Many of us spend our days typing on keyboards and gripping steering wheels. However, whether your work toughens up your hands or not, there’s one place that always will: the gym. This is especially true if you spend a majority of your workouts using bars, kettlebells, or rowers. Gripping any bar pinches the skin on your palm and fingers, and the skin will start to build calluses. However, it’s common to suffer blisters and tears as well. Though many athletes display their bloodied, blistered, and torn palms with pride, the fact of the matter is, roughed-up skin is not your friend at the gym. In fact, you should do...

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