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Female Powerlifters Share the Weirdest Things Guys Say to Them

If you follow elite female powerlifters on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with the bizarre comments they get on an everyday basis. There are plenty of positive, supportive comments, too — women lifting heavy weight is becoming more and more...

5 Tips for Combining Bodybuilding and Powerlifting

Despite some old school bodybuilders calling powerlifters fatties and powerlifters calling bodybuilders weak, the two sports can actually complement each other more than you'd think. Not only this, we are starting to see a new kind of hybrid athlete emerge...

Unplug from Technology in the Gym for Bigger Lifts

As a science geek and man who loves data driven solutions, I am always looking for the next great piece of technology to help my lifters take their weights to the next level. If there is a piece of...

Using Strongman to Build Mass: A 4-Week Hypertrophy Program

A love of the iron is often accompanied by a desire to increase the muscle mass on one’s frame. Ask most new trainees and eye popping muscles are one of the things that attracts them to the weight room....

Working Out vs. Training vs. Movement: What’s the Difference?

“How often do you work out?” is easily one of the most common questions I get from people, both on the internet and in person. My response to this question is, “I never work out; I train and I...

The Best Types of Conditioning Work for Weightlifters

Olympic weightlifting and conditioning aren’t generally two words you would find in the same sentence, but an appropriate level of conditioning can actually be beneficial to your overall training and performance. Let me use the following to explain. 1. Why...

Why Strongman Training Is Ideal for Building Football Players

I have made my living working with high school and college athletes for the last three decades. Parents will look to private coaches to specifically improve the skill sets of athletes to increase their playing time or help secure...

Rep Ranges for Strongman: How to Train for Speed, Strength, and Endurance

A great program will set the foundation for success in any sport. One method may work great for your friend while you experience less than spectacular results. When a coach writes down their training plan for you, they are...

How I Got Here: Charles Okpoko, 66kg Powerlifter

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three part series that will share insight into Charles Okpoko's lifting career. The series will cover Okpoko's athletic beginnings, his developing and changing mindset, along with what he's learned under...

Handling Competition Day Like a Pro: A Strongman’s Primer

Fear, excitement, anxiety, and pure enthusiasm or apprehension are all things we can experience in the hours leading up to and during a contest. Control and proper direction of these feelings and emotions are necessary for a positive outcome....

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