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Zaakir Shakoor

Zaakir has attained a bolus of knowledge regarding biosciences through academia and his career experiences. In terms of his educational background, he has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Hons.), a Postgraduate diploma in sports nutrition with the International Olympic Committee, and a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences. Zack has been fortunate enough to apply his Exercise Science and Nutrition Knowledge to aid hundreds of patients.

Good Mornings vs. Deadlifts: 9 Important Factors Compared

Good Mornings vs. Deadlifts 9 Important Factors Compared

Having a good understanding of different exercises can make your workout program so much more versatile and fun. So where do good mornings vs deadlifts compare and how are the different? So what are the factors to consider when comparing good mornings vs deadlifts? Overall, the deadlift is a vertical pull movement where as good mornings … Read more

10 Common Deadlift Injuries (+ How To Avoid Them)

10 Common Deadlift Injuries (+ How To Avoid Them)

The deadlift is one of the best strength training exercises that exist. One of the reasons why so many lifters avoid it is due do common deadlift injuries. No way to sugar coat the issue here. There are many possible injuries from the deadlift.  The good thing is, we discuss 10 possible deadlift injuries and how … Read more

How to Fix Elbow Pain When Deadlifting: 13 Solutions 

How to Fix Elbow Pain When Deadlifting 13 Solutions 

You’re asking how to fix deadlift elbow pain? Well, let’s go over this interesting topic. Lateral epicondylitis, or more formally known as Tennis elbow is inflammation and a mild to severe pain that shows up around the outer elbow tendon.  There are a variety of reasons for why it comes about and may trigger some … Read more

10 Proven Ways to Fix Shin Scraping When Deadlifting

Prevent Deadlift Shin Scrape

Your deadlift form could be immaculate. The bar is nice and close to your shins. This gives a near-perfect center of gravity and an effective lift. But, then you experience the dreaded deadlift shin scrape! OUCH! BLOODY AND BRUISED SHINS!  Yup, bar to shin scrapes are normal even among the best deadlifters. Like myself, a lot … Read more

Should You Squat and Deadlift on the Same Day? 4 Great Benefits

Should You Squat and Deadlift on the Same Day 4 Great Benefits

Key Points If you enjoy reading about our content, you know we’re fans of the squat and deadlift. But can you squat and deadlift on the same day? Although performing both compound movements can be tiring, there are quite a number of benefits. Lifters can break through training plateaus, improve sporting performance, indicate powerlifting capabilities and … Read more