Powerlifting

Partial Stiff Leg Deadlift for Strength and Size

Glutes Failing At Lockout? Try Partial Stiff Leg Deadlifts

One of the most common deadlift problems I see — in both beginners and advanced lifters alike — is lazy glutes. Ever seen the guy in the gym who blasts the bar off the floor on a heavy deadlift...

5 Benefits of Heavy Thrusters

Heavy front squats and push presses are two movements that are beneficial for building strength, muscle mass, and athletic potential for strength, power, and fitness sports. Thrusters, often seen in functional fitness WODs, can also be used in strength...
Larry Wheels Super League

In 36 Minutes Larry Wheels Squats 700×3, Benches 585×3, and Pulls 800×3

For practically every person on Earth, just one rep of one of these lifts would be a lifetime achievement — and something that would require a good week of recovery, at least. For Larry “Wheels” Williams, we wouldn’t say...
Kristen Dunsmore Deadlift 210kg PR

Powerlifter Kristen Dunsmore Deadlifts an Easy 210kg PR

The weight is moving out at Convoy Strength, the San Diego, California based powerlifting gym. Normally athletes like Yangsu Ren (@Deadlift_Panda) and Amber Abweh are the ones pulling big weight, but today the big deadlift is coming from Juggernaut...
Samantha Calhoun Discusses USAPL Raw Nationals Prep

Why Samantha Calhoun Is Someone to Watch At USAPL Raw Nationals

Last week, we wrote about the epic battle that's unfolding between Amanda Lawrence and Daniella Melo in the -84kg weight class at the 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals. Another epic battle that's been quietly (or not so quietly) setting itself...
20 Year Old Joseph Pena Squats 395kg Raw

Joseph Pena Squats An Easy 870 lbs, Will He Be Youngest to Hit 1,000...

Powerlifter Joseph Pena is a force to be reckoned with in the sport of raw powerlifting. Currently, Pena is in prep for 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals, which are going down in Spokane, Washington. At the young age of 20...
jen thompson 145kg bench

Powerlifter Jen Thompson Has a New Bench Press Record With 145kg

Jennifer Thompson, the undisputed queen of the bench press, has bested her personal record yet again. The “132 Pounds of Power,” as she’s sometimes known, turned up to compete at the USA Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals in Scranton, Pennsylvania...
daniella melo vs amanda lawrence

Amanda Lawrence Vs Daniella Melo Will Be the -84kg Powerlifting Battle of the Ages

USAPL Raw Nationals are just weeks away and with well over 1,100 athletes registered to compete, it’s truly going to be a titanic battle. There are a lot of athletes we’re looking forward to seeing compete but if we...
How to Use Ultra High Rep Sets for Strength

How Ultra High Rep (25+) Sets Can Improve Your Strength and Size

One of my favorite bodybuilding strategies involves ultra-high reps for growth: sets of 25, 50, or even 100. I love a challenge, and these ultra-high-rep sets require pushing yourself to the limit, even when using a really light weight....
Lessons Learned From No Barbell Training

5 Things I Learned From 8 Weeks of Ditching the Barbell

I'm going to open up this article by letting everyone know that I'm not proactively saying ditch the barbell, or claiming one style training is always better than the other. That's not at all the purpose of this piece,...

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How One Marine Did Every Hero WOD in a Year (on...

A few months ago, we interviewed Jeff Yan, an NYC-based CrossFit® trainer who made it his goal to complete every Hero WOD. Yan's journey sparked...

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