Powerlifting

The Nordic Ham Curl: Pros, Cons, and Benefits

Some exercises go through phases in the fitness industry. First, they’re thought of as useless and not functional, then they’re considered as incredible cure-alls, and finally they settle somewhere in the middle. It happened to kettlebell swings, it happened...

Larry Wheels Crushes a 585 Bench Press for a Near Triple

In the last year, Larry "Wheels" Williams has made some crazy strength progress and has arguably become one of the better known powerlifters in the sport. After a minor setback in April when Williams fell at the CETC US...

Dumbbell Bench Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Technique

The dumbbell bench press is a movement that falls within the horizontal pressing domain, which also includes: barbell bench press, push ups, and angular variations (decline, incline, etc). In an earlier article I went throughout the differences between the...

Daniella Melo Breaks the Squat World Record With 206.5kg at 84kg Bodyweight

At 18 years of age, Daniella Melo has broken the open world record for the back squat in the 84kg weight class — and she’s a junior. At the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships that are currently underway in Minsk,...

Deuce Gruden, Jon Gruden’s Son, Wins Gold at IPF World Championships

Over in Belarus, the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships are well underway and Jon “Deuce” Gruden II has earned himself a gold medal in the 183-pound weight class with a total of 752.5kg. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVh5nvQn29y/ In an Instagram post, he wrote, A lot...

Mart Seim Squats 210kg for 20 Reps, Plus Other High Rep Lifts

If you're ready to feel winded with an indirect quad pump, then check out the video below of Estonian 105kg+ weightlifter Mart Seim squatting 210kg for an easy 20-reps. Besides hitting 462 lbs for the easy 20-reps, what's possibly...

7 Undeniable Benefits of the Overhead Press

One of the best ways an athlete can test their upper body strength and power is with the overhead press. After all, it tends to be a little more 'functional' when compared to a supine bench press. Additionally, this...

66kg Clifton Pho Deadlifts an Epic 285kg for New World Record (4.3 Times Bodyweight)

Junior Canadian powerlifter Clifton Pho has left his mark on the IPF's world record books after his latest performance at the 2017 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. Pho, 22, competes in the 66kg junior weight class and is no...

Watch This 52-Year-Old Bodybuilder Bench 500 Pounds

Kevin Levrone is a 52-year-old IFBB Hall of Famer who has won twenty-three IFBB bodybuilding contests. For a time, that was the record, until Ronnie Coleman surpassed him in 2004. What’s really interesting about Levrone is that he retired from...

Trap Bar Deadlift vs Barbell Deadlift – Which One Is Best for You?

The debate between the trap bar deadlift and the barbell (conventional in this case) deadlift continues, as I break down the benefits and purpose of both based upon the goals, sport, and previous history of a lifter/individual. By assessing...

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