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Is the Strength Wars League the Future of Strength Sports?

This week, YouTube channel Strength Wars launched a unique strength athletics league based on their popular head-to-head lifting videos. With more than 850,000 subscribers and more than 125,000,000 views, Strength Wars, now part of the Generation Iron fitness network,...

5 Struggles Only Women Who Lift Understand

All women should lift, and heavy. Really, lifting things up and putting them back down is one of the best things for both our bodies and minds. It’s the key to building some serious muscle, burning fat, feeling good...

Trap Bar Squat vs Back Squat – Key Differences and Technique

In an earlier article we compared the trap bar deadlift, squat, and leg press; all of which can be potent movements for muscular strength and hypertrophy. In this article we will specifically breakdown the trap bar squat (which is also...

Getting Back in the Game After a Break from Training

A long time client of mine contacted me last week. They hadn’t been to the gym in over a year and had become depressed about it. She had become bogged down by the day to day activities of life,...

What It’s Like to Always Be Hungry from Lifting

Constantly picking up heavy stuff is awesome, but the hunger that comes with it can be...umm...frustrating at times. Why? Well, while we're opening up new windows by working out like improved strength, new gym friends, PRs, bigger muscles, and lifelong hobbies -...

4 Simple Steps to Get More Out of Your Weightlifting Training

Athletes play sports because it is fun. If it wasn’t fun then you would quit. You know what else is fun? Having success in that sport. It doesn’t matter what phase of your sport you are in (beginner, intermediate,...

8 Questions Strength Athletes Should Ask About Their Diets

I’m about to do something very difficult; rewrite an article that hundreds of authors have already taken on and challenge something that is on a steady rise to stardom in the strongman society. This subject can best be addressed...

Cutting Weight for Strength Athletes: A Logical Guide

England might not always be blessed with the best of weather; it rains a lot and it’s dreary a lot more. What this does mean though is that on the rare occasions when the sun does grace us with...

Olympians and Pioneers: Celebrating American Weightlifting’s Female Greats

I am a weightlifting fan. More specifically, I am an American Weightlifting Fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching Lydia Valentin and cheered my heart out for her to medal at the Olympics, but there’s something different about...

Can Zydrunas Savickas Win the 2017 World’s Strongest Man?

Zydrunas Savickas has been racing against Brian Shaw to tie Mariusz Pudzianowski’s all-time record of five WSM championships, but he may be too rusty to defeat Shaw in the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. If Zydrunas Savickas was not sidelined by...

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