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Ben Pollack Powerlifting Meet PrepBen Pollack Powerlifting Meet Prep

Short Vs. Long Powerlifting Meet Preps: How Are They Different?

My first meet as a professional powerlifter was Boss of Bosses 3, held by Dan Green and Animal Pak in Mountain View, California. It was a hugely important meet to me for personal reasons: besides being my first high-profile...
Ben Pollack US Open Lessons

Lessons Learned From An “Unconventional” Powerlifting Meet Prep

In the first part of this series, I explained the basics of my approach to last-minute peaking for the US Open. In this and in articles to come, I’ll talk details: what I did, what mistakes I made, what...
StrongLifts 5 x 5 Vs. 5/3/1 Vs. Starting Strength

Program Comparison: Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 Vs. StrongLifts 5 x 5 Vs. Starting Strength

How do you choose the best program for your needs?There are so many workout programs out there it's nearly impossible to definitively brand one as superior to another without context of an athlete's needs, wants, and specificity. Over the...
Ben Pollack US Open

How I Peaked for the Kern US Open Using “Unconventional” Methods

If you follow me on social media, you know I decided to compete in the US Open this year. It was a pretty late decision to compete, for a few reasons. First, I’ve been focusing on bodybuilding – which...
Yoke Walk

Yoke Walks: What They Are, Benefits, and How to Train Them

What's a yoke walk?The yoke walk is one of the most popular and recognized events in strongman. Typically, competitions utilize this event because it expresses an athlete’s strength, stability, and speed all in one movement.The yoke walk in competition...
Strongman Stone Carry

How to Pick Contests That Improve Your Strongman Abilities

In the quest to become a better strongperson athlete, a smart athlete will plan out a road that will lead to their long term success. But in an effort to acquire hardware, many athletes will often pick contests that...
Build Kettlebell Flow

3 Steps to Building Your Own Full Body Kettlebell Flow

First off, what is a kettlebell flow?A kettlebell flow is two or more exercises, strung together and performed with one rep of each movement back-to-back in a fluid sequence. Kettlebell flows differ from complexes because complex exercises are broken...
Strongman Dumbbell Press

How to Increase Your Strongman Game Without Lifting a Single Weight

Smart strongmen are doing everything they can to get ahead of their competition. The game is getting tighter and the spots at the top are getting more difficult to grab. When the bar rises this high, there is no...
Athlete Completing Dumbbell Snatch

Op-Ed: I’m A Strength Athlete And I Prefer Collagen Protein. Here’s Why

Casein. Whey. Hemp. Soy. I’ve added more different types of protein powder to my shaker-bottle than toppings to my morning oats. So when collagen started populating my newsfeed, I thought, “eh, why not” and so for the past month,...

Intermittent Fasting and Glycogen Depletion

In this article we will discuss two topics that are circling the minds of strength, power, and fitness athletes alike these days...Intermittent fasting and glycogen depletion.Below, we will briefly describe each, discuss some potential benefits (and limitations), and go...

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