Monday, February 20, 2017

Powerlifting

Best Lifting Belts

BarBend HQ has been on a quest to find the best lifting belt for every type of strength athlete. Our mission through multiple sweaty - often heavy - gym sessions was to provide you with direction when choosing the best...

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Your Lifts?

Few would argue that the hormonal changes that correlate with the menstrual cycle can have some pretty far reaching effects. But it’s completely individual, of course. Symptoms can range from abdominal pain, nausea, and backaches to food cravings and irritability....

Could Kelly Branton Join the 1,000 lb Raw Squat Club This Arnold?

There are only a handful of powerlifters who've squatted 1,000 lbs or more raw in competition. Ray Williams and Jezza Uepa are two of the better known competitors in this elite weight club. In 2016, Williams and Uepa made history...

Need Motivation? Watch Jennifer Millican’s 2017 Road to the Arnold

Rogue Fitness has released their second video featuring the "2017 Road to the Arnold" theme. This time their athlete of choice is female powerlifter Jennifer Millican, who's a -57kg USAPL raw national champion. Jennifer Millican is relatively new to the powerlifting scene,...

Check Out Ray Williams Deadlifting 800 for an Easy 2 Reps

Most strength sports fans know or have at least heard of Ray "Ray Ray" Williams. He's an elite powerlifter who holds multiple American raw records in the 120k+kg weight class. Williams is currently in prep for the Arnold Classic where...

Blaine Sumner Talks 2016 Arnold and What We Can Expect This Year

There's a little over two weeks until some of the strongest athletes take the stage at the Arnold Classic, March 2-5th. One of these athletes is elite powerlifter Blaine Sumner, or the "Vanilla Gorilla" as many have come to know...

Schiek Model L2004 Leather Lifting Belt Review

Schiek is an American based supportive strength equipment company. They were founded in 1991 with the goal of creating a unique and innovative belt for the strength market. They're most well-known for their unique belt designs, knee wraps, straps,...

Do You Agree With These Top 10 Strength Feats of All Time?

The very smart folks over at Juggernaut Strength Training Systems are stirring up trouble with a well-researched, but unavoidably controversial list: the top ten strength feats of all time. A post shared by Chad Wesley Smith (@chadwesleysmith) on Feb 10,...

74kg Peter Hoang Deadlifts 288kg in Prep for the Arnold

As a strength sports writer you develop a love for the lead up of any major strength competition, exhibition, or invitational. Why? This is when the big lifts are happening in training, which then hype up and create speculation as to what...

5 Ways to Find Your Motivation for Fitness Again

Throughout certain parts of an annual training cycle, coaches and athletes need to strike balance between highly structured programming (pre-competition and competition cycles) and more unstructured fitness fun. Following intense competition seasons, after long layoffs from training (vacations, personal...

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165 lb Powerlifter Sharif El-Kady Deadlifts 765 lbs

In the last two months we've seen some seriously strong pound for pound deadlifts, like Cailer Woolam pulling a 900 lb deadlift at 198 lbs, and...

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