Op-Ed

How to Build More Unilateral Strength (Plus a Free Training Program)

During my time getting qualified as a personal trainer, I received a lot of bad advice, a shocking amount in fact. Now I’m sure this has a lot more to do with the particular school I attended and the...

3 Foolproof Shoulder Exercises That Add Mass to Your Delts

Many lifters struggle with delts — whether it’s struggling with size, strength, or pain, the shoulders can be a difficult muscle to incorporate into a powerlifting routine. As I explain to the athletes I work with, that’s precisely because...
Important Deadlift Cues to Remember

Through the Bar: 4 Ways to Cue the Deadlift for Stronger Pulls

I'm not going to lie, I love the conventional deadlift. It's by far my favorite movement to train and strongest lift on the platform by far, but unfortunately, it's also the most taxing on my body. In a perfect...
Ben Pollack Core Training

3 Ab Exercises That Will Actually Help Your Lifts

Abs are probably the favorite and the most controversial muscle group of them all, regardless of whether you’re training for aesthetics or strength. Makes sense: not only are they the centerpiece of a phenomenal physique, but they’re also part...
Ben Pollack 3 Quick Workout Modifications

3 Ways to Modify Lifts When You’re Having a Bad Workout

We’ve all had those days: the ones where you walk into the gym and you’re just not feeling it. Whether you’re feeling under the weather, you’ve had a hectic day, or you’re just plain worn out, it’s sometimes really...
7 Things to Ask Before Your Next Powerlifting Meet

7 Things Every Powerlifter Should Ask Themselves Before Their Next Meet

A 10-second Google search can find about ten million pre-meet checklists. It’s really simple to make a list of food and equipment you might need on the big day. But the actual meet is only one day in what’s...
soccer olympic weightlifting

Op-Ed: Why Soccer Players Need Olympic Weightlifting

With the soccer World Cup in full swing, you can’t help but be impressed by the athleticism that the world’s best soccer players possess.They are the human equivalent of Formula One race cars with an uncanny ability to accelerate,...
Ben Pollack's Tips for Training Intensity

3 Simple and Effective Methods to Increase Workout Intensity

Most of the time, when I write about programming, I’m trying to argue that less is more. I really believe that optimal training involves balancing work and recovery, and that many lifters underestimate their recovery resources.But sometimes, you don’t...
Steve Cotter KB Clean and Jerk

Is the Kettlebell Clean & Jerk the Ultimate Cross-Training Tool for Athletes?

As an athlete, you are looking for an edge. You want to be as fast, strong, powerful, mobile, and durable as you can while staying healthy.At the same time, since you are an athlete and the name of your...
Thor Bjornsson

Who Can Beat Eddie Hall’s 500kg Deadlift Record? (A Short List)

“Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.” These are the...

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