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Improve Your Squat & Decrease Injury Risk With Two Basic Exercises

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNLearn More - FULL Article Live on Bodybuilding.com () This video address a common muscular imbalance and one of the many variables people get injured squatting. Improve your squat technique, reduce your risk of injury and address the weak link within your kinetic chain! Christopher Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN Human Performance Scientist Adjunct Professor Natural Bodybuilder Online Coach Coaching Inquiries - www.CompetitiveBreed.com Legion Athletic - Backed by Science, Proven by You....

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Chris’ Contest Chronicles: Chapter 4 – Catching Ya’ll Up!

[vc_custom_heading text="Chris' Contest Chronicles: Chapter 4 - Catching Ya'll Up! " font_size="36" text_align="left" font_weight="700" text_transform="uppercase"]Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNFootage over the course of 5 weeks of being MIA. Content w/ Chris Elkins when he came down to FL and we finished MaxHypeTraining. DEXA Scan Footage at 7 weeks out Posing Update at 2 weeks out from first show! The Best Supplements in the World! Backed by Science, Proven by You. BuyLegion.com/CB "FIRSTPURCHASE" for 10% OFF! Online Physique Coaching: www.CompetitiveBreed.com...

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How To Emphasize Tension on the Lateral Head of the Tricep

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNAny time you extend your elbow joint, your triceps brachii muscle will all fire simultaneously. However, you can alter your form in order to maximize tension on different regions of the triceps brachii (long head, medial head and lateral head). A common misconception is that doing "overhead" extension is "best" for the long head. Although overhead extensions overload the lengthened portion of the range, they do not and can not overload the shortest position. Here is a great variation to really target the lateral head of your triceps!...

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Legion Athletics – Sponsored Athlete, Christopher Barakat

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNwww.LegionAthletics.com "Backed by Science. Proven by You." "CB" for 10% OFF all products! I'm so fortunate to sign with such an amazing company. Legion's transparency with their customers is incredible. They say flat out, "You don't NEED supplements". They focus on educating their customers first and foremost. Their products are all effectively dosed, and each ingredient has scientific evidence supporting its use. -No Artificial Sweeteners/Colors -No Banned Substances (WADA Approved) -High-Quality Ingredients (i.e. Non-GMO, GrassFed Whey) - Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) -100% Money Back Guarantee If you have any questions on Legion Athletics products,......

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Lat Pulldown Variations – Is One BETTER Than Another?

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNA common question I get is "What's the BEST Lat Pulldown?" The truth of the matter is ALL of them are important and one variation isn't necessarily better than the other. In this video, I explain the differences between the pronated/wide grip lat pulldown and the neutral/close grip lat pulldown. Understanding what the lats DO, where they originate and where they insert will really help you understand WHY you want to perform BOTH exercises throughout your training regimen. Two of the lats primary functions are shoulder adduction and shoulder extension. The wide/pronated grip will......

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Back Annihilation with Dr. Scott Stevenson

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNAwesome Back Workout with Dr. Scott Stevenson (@Fortitude_Training) We both essentially "freestyled" it this day. We utilized drop sets on nearly every exercise on our final working set, and both experimented with some advanced techniques we've never done before. Our final set on barbell rows was interested as we used reverse bands for some of our drop sets. We also utilized some "mechanical" dropsets aka leverage dropsets where we manipulated the line of pull/angle within the same set on the low row machine. Lastly, we finished with one of my favorite low row variations......

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ZERO Calorie Challenge | Bodybuilder Fast for 72 hours

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNTimeline: 0:00-8:24 - Sharing my thoughts 8:25 - End - LAB - Blood Ketone Levels, DEXA, Etc. #Science Why I'm doing a 72-hour fast?! - New Experience - New Challenge! I've consumed food every day for my entire life (26 years). Fasting for a few days can actually have multiple health benefits and give my digestive system a complete break for once. As a bodybuilder who eats 4-6x per day EATING is very habitual. I wanted to challenge myself and break a habit of mine (even if my habit does support one of my......

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Identity Crisis! Post Contest Prep Blue + Reverse Diet

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNJust sharing my experience, perspective, and thoughts on the post contest prep period/reverse diet phase where many of us almost feel like we're going through an identity crisis and have the blues! I hope this helps some of you out. Learn to understand that you are much more than your body and it shouldn't define you. Physique Coaching: www.CompetitiveBreed.com Supplements: www.BuyLegion.com/CB Reverse Diet Article I wrote for TNation:...

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Listen To Your Heart; Don’t Let Fear Get The Best Of You

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNListen to your heart, follow your instinct and set your soul free; Don't let fear get the best of you!!! Last night after doing a lot of self reflecting, a lot of things became crystal clear. Every decision I've made based on following my heart has blessed me with a snowball effect of other great outcomes. Every time I've let fear get the best of me, I've regretted it. Be courageous, be fearless, and be who you truly are, regardless of what other may think of you. Have a powerful 2016! Peace & Love...

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