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How 7 Elite Powerlifters and Weightlifters Warm Up for Squats

Every body is different, and the warmup that's perfect for one athlete can = be subpar for others. As one of the most challenging movements the body can perform, there are a lot of ways people approach the back squat,...

Jezza Uepa Pause Squats 425kg (935 lbs) Days Out from Meet

Powerlifter Jezza Uepa of Nauru is no stranger to putting up big weight, especially right before meets. Uepa competes raw in the 120kg+ weight class and is known for being one of the few lifters who have the ability...

Is Being Strong Low Class?

What does a big, muscular body mean? Show a photo of a broad shouldered powerlifting type to ten people, and you’re likely to get ten different answers. Note that we said “big, muscular body,” which is an important distinction, and...

Cellucor C4 Pre-Workout Review

C4 is the flagship product from Cellucor, a Texas-based supplement company that’s about 15 years old. They also sells a pretty decent whey called Cor-Performance and BCAA called Alpha Amino, but C4 is their Big Deal, and America appears...

5 Benefits of the Floor Press

In an earlier article I introduced the floor press as one of the most “basic” yet effective upper body mass builders for lifters of all levels, which can be done to increase muscle mass, lockout strength, bench press performance,...

BSN N.O.-Xplode Pre-Workout Igniter Review — Longest Ingredients List?

BSN, which stands for Bio-engineered Supplements & Nutrition, is an Illinois-based supplement company that sponsors a wide variety of elite athletes, most notably the mixed martial artist Connor McGregor. They sell a lot of products, including six kinds of...

Hafthor Bjornsson Squats 925 lbs, Another Step Closer to 1,000+

Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson is currently on a war path. Over the last few months, Bjornsson has been gunning for a 455kg (1,003 lb) squat. It all started on October 4th in one of his Instagram post's descriptions. In his October...

When (and Why) You Should Slow Down the Olympic Lifts

Come on, SLOW DOWN! Take your time getting into your key positions of each exercise, hold it, THEN you can move fast and aggressively! This is opposed to a dip and an immediate change of direction back up when...

Naim Süleymanoğlu Receives Successful Liver Transplant

One of the greatest weightlifters of all time has successfully received a liver transplant after being hospitalized with liver failure in late September. Former Turkish/Bulgarian weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu, now 50 years old, was rushed to surgery on October 6th after...

Larry “Wheels” Williams Makes a 840lb Deadlift PR Look Like a Walk In the...

Larry "Wheels" Williams has been absolutely crushing weight lately. He's currently in prep for Insurrextion, which is a RPS Powerlifting meet that's taking plan on November 18th in Hempstead, New York. If you follow him on Instagram, then you...