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Ben Pollack Mental Hype

Three Tools to Help You Get Psyched Up for Lifts

We’ve all been there: that moment during a heavy workout when you realize it’s time for a set and you’re just. Not. Feeling it. Whether you’re physically or mentally exhausted, intimidated by the work, or just “out of it,”...

Op-Ed: Nut Protein Really Isn’t That Great

I’m not saying all your protein has to come from meat, but even though they're about twenty percent protein — roughly the same amount as meat — nuts are a crappy way to get protein.Now, I love getting protein...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cheat Meals for Strength Athletes

Look, I’ll be the first to admit it: I love me some cheat meals. When my focus was solely on powerlifting, I still followed a fairly strict diet in terms of food choices, but now that I’m bodybuilding, too,...

Advanced Methods for Strongman Athletes: Instinctive Training

I had about 20 years of training and coaching under my belt when I turned professional in strongman. By then I had done thousands of presses, pulls and squats. I had also taught and observed 10 times as many...

3 Benefits of Unilateral Exercises for Powerlifting

Have you ever noticed that one side of your body feels a little weaker than the other? One arm is stronger than the other? Or that one leg feels a little bit more stable than the other? What if...

5 Common Struggles That Follow Heavy Deadlift Day

Can you help us move tomorrow? Sure...Well, that's great and all, but not the day after working heavy deadlift triples.If I had to pick a real life activity that translates best to the barbell deadlift, then I think I'd...

What’s the Difference Between Mobility vs. Flexibility?

Mobility is having a moment. But what is it, exactly?Before you ask: mobility is not synonymous with flexibility. People have been using flexibility and mobility interchangeable forever, but recently there’s been a bigger push to separate the two...

Should You Keep a Training Journal? Their Pros and Cons

“Keep a training journal” is one of the most common pieces of advice given to beginners. And, for the most part, it’s good advice! As I’ll explain, there are plenty of benefits to keeping a training journal. But there...

How Any Kind of Athlete Can Incorporate Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting

You are an aspiring athlete in a non-strength based sport. Like most athletes who get started in the weight room, your strength and conditioning programs are dominated by the big three powerlifting movements and basic barbell lifts (Duehring et....

The Potential Consequences of a Goal Driven Mentality

It is commonly believed in the pursuit of athletic and non-athletic endeavors that one’s mentality must be goal oriented. In the quest for success, one seldom discusses such pursuits without attaching goals as a corollary. However, contrary to conventional...

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If you're a fan of powerlifting — especially in the Asia/Pacific region — chances are you've heard of Wendy Chan. She's been making attempts...

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