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Published on April 7, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Tools
Bar Path

Kinovea is an open-source (free) sports analysis video software. For weight lifting I find it particularly useful for analyzing bar path and lifting technique. Read on to see a glimpse of what it can do, and how you can use it too.
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Published on March 4, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Tools

Strength Training Anatomy is a great book to look up various exercises for each muscle group. It is often prescribed as a required text for fitness courses due to its quality (and luckily for you, it’s cheap too).
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Published on December 24, 2012 by Daniel Brady in Tools
Ipad Timer Apps

After trying 10 different workout countdown apps for the Ipad, there were a lot with very limited features unless you pay money. But a couple were very effective, and free. Read on to find out the best apps available for free. By using these apps, you’ll be able to time your rest periods to get the maximum benefit from your workouts.
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Published on December 18, 2012 by Daniel Brady in Tools
1-Rep Max (1RM) Calculator

Simply type in the maximum you can lift for a certain amount of reps and the calculator will predict your 1RM, your 1-Rep Max along with your 3RM, 6RM, 10RM and 12RM.

There are multiple formulas for predicting 1RM, so this calculator could vary slightly with other ones, since the formula used may differ. This calculator uses the Brzycki 1RM Formula ( 1RM = W x (36 / (37 – R)) ).
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Recommended Supplements
Micronized Creatine
Good for: Strength & Muscle Gains
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$0.70
Karbolyn High-Performance Carbs
Good for: Energy / Endurance
Best taken: Pre-Workout
Cost per week: ~$4.00
HMB Capsules
Good for: Strength & Muscle Gains
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$7.00
Protein, Creatine, Betaine Blend
Good for: Strength, Growth & Power
Best taken: Post-Workout / Daily
Cost per week: ~$10.00
Green Tea Extract
Good for: Fat Loss
Best taken: Daily
Cost per week: ~$0.70