Author Archives: Bret Contreras

The Best Assistance Exercises for the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift

Almost anyone who trains with weights is chasing a strong squat, a brutal bench press, and a dauntless deadlift. These three exercises, not to mention their grand total, are so bad-ass that an entire sport was built around them: the sport of powerlifting. The “big three” are used extensively not just by powerlifters but also […]