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Reverse Band Box Squat – Muscles Worked and Benefits

Band training is an advanced technique often to increase strength, neural drive, and rate of force development for more advanced strength athletes/lifters. One method of of band training is the reverse band training, which can be applied to movements...
2018 CrossFit Regionals Hint

2018 CrossFit® Regionals Hint: Handstand Obstacle Courses

CrossFit® fans and Regional competitors get ready. Dave Castro has announced one of the first hints for this year's CrossFit Regionals competition, which are set to begin May 18th and extend through June 3rd.Every year, Castro drops a string...
Eddie Hall SkiErg

Strongman Eddie Hall Sets a New 100 Meter SkiErg World Record

You may not have known this, but professional strongman Eddie Hall has been the owner of the 100 meter SkiErg world record for 30-39 age group for the past few months. Although that record has since been broken as...
John Cena Power Clean

John Cena Celebrates 41st Birthday With a 160kg (352 lbs) Power Clean

Oh yes, it's that time of year again.It's the time of year when WWE professional wrestler John Cena reminds everyone that age is just a number, and he's still strong as an ox. Yesterday, Cena turned a youthful 41 years...
Double Deadlift

Double and Tandem Deadlifts Are On the Rise. Here’s How to Choose the Perfect...

Double deadlifts, or tandem deadlifts, are back on the rise in popularity, and a lot of that could probably be credited to social video sharing in the strength community. The double deadlift is an act of pure grit and a...
Chris Bridgeford Squat

Chris Bridgeford Sinks a 400kg (881 lb) Squat and Deadlifts 410kg (903 lbs)

Powerllifting athlete Chris Bridgeford has been hitting absolutely monstrous strength feats in prep for the Kern US Open. He's set to take the stage in the 110kg (242 lb) weight class in less than a month at the Open,...

Barbell Shoulder Press & Military Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Sport Considerations

The barbell shoulder press/military press is a compound barbell movement that builds serious upper body mass, strength, and can boost performance for strength, power, and fitness athletes. In this article we will discuss who would benefit from performing this...
Grip Strength and Brain Health

Could a Stronger Grip Suggest Higher Cognitive Functioning?

You can tell a lot by an athlete's hand, and no, I'm not referencing palm reading or any other form of visual assessment that make claims based upon...uh...science.In this article, I'm referencing physical characteristics of the hand, more specifically,...
Morgan McCullough Clean & Jerk

14 Year Old Weightlifter Morgan McCullough Smokes a 162kg (356 lb) Clean & Jerk

Young 14 year old weightlifter Morgan McCullough has been quietly pushing big numbers under the watchful of eye of head coach Travis Mash.McCullough has been lifting as a Mash Mafia Weightlifting team member for quite some time, and during...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cheat Meals for Strength Athletes

Look, I’ll be the first to admit it: I love me some cheat meals. When my focus was solely on powerlifting, I still followed a fairly strict diet in terms of food choices, but now that I’m bodybuilding, too,...