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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....

7 Full Body Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do at the Office

When you work behind a desk and lift on a regular basis, then you're constantly fighting what feels like a never ending battle. And that battle is the prevention of poor posture and decline of fitness due to tight...

Do You Really Need High Glycemic Carbs Around Your Workout?

The idea that you need high glycemic carbohydrates to spike your insulin and replenish glycogen after a workout is common in the strength world. It’s an integral part of taking advantage of your “window of gains.” Unfortunately, this may...

So You Wanna Be a Powerlifter? Know Your Equipment

In our first episode, we discussed different powerlifting federations you can compete in. This week we’ll explore the equipment available to athletes in each of those federations. The decision about which federation to compete in is often heavily influenced...

15 Things Only CrossFitters Understand

When asked why we love CrossFit® training, most of us will tell you it’s all about the community and personal growth we’ve experienced since joining a box. In herds, people sign up to give the sport a try, and...

How to Make Two-A-Day Strength Training Work for You

I try to avoid talking too much about lifting outside of the strength world. Understandably most people just don’t care what you do in the gym, and for the most part the ones who do are often after justification...

What Are Supersets: Benefits and How to Use Them

Supersets have been around in the lifting world for what seems like forever. I would argue that one of the biggest modern day proponents of this style training is Arnold Schwarzenegger (his superset arm days are still widely popular). Factor...

So You Wanna Be A Powerlifter? Breaking Down the Sport’s Federations

So, you wanna be a powerlifter, but you’re not sure where to start? Over the next 12 weeks Calgary Barbell has teamed up with BarBend to release weekly YouTube videos to guide you to your first powerlifting competition. We’ll...

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