Powerlifting

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Powerlifting

The old mantra of "squat, bench, dead," really understates the complexity of powerlifting. This is a sport that requires brains: technique, proprioception, mobility, and diet all need to be precisely dialed in, plus you need smart programming, a great coach, a...
Best Booty Shorts

Best Booty Shorts

Comfort. Fit. Material. Look. There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for a new pair of booty shorts. But how do you find the BEST booty shorts — for you? Fortunately, plenty of athletes have faced the...

8 Women Who Are Squatting 400, 500, and 600+ lbs

There are few lifts that gain as much respect as a heavy squat. The squat is a movement that's used in almost every strength sport, and it's often considered the gold standard to building bigger stronger legs. It would be impossible to...
Rehband 7mm Knee Sleeves Review

Rehband 7mm Knee Sleeves Review

Rehband is one of the most well-known brands of compression training gear. Their products range from neoprene knee sleeves (5-7mm in thickness) and elbow sleeves to shoulder braces and other compression-based training tools for athletes of nearly every sport. I...
KT Tape Pro Synthetic Review

KT Pro Synthetic Kinesiology Tape Review – Does It Work?

KT tape is one of the most established kinesiology tape producers, offering numerous products in varying colors, designs and materials. In this article we will be reviewing the Pro Synthetic version of kinesiology tape by KT Tape, designed for enhanced...

Junior 66kg Powerlifter Clifton Pho Deadlifts 283kg (4.2x His Bodyweight)

The 2017 Canadian Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships are currently underway. The Championships started Wednesday March 15th and go until Saturday the 18th. If you're interested in watching, check out the live stream here. One of the biggest lifts thus far from the...

178lb Phillip Brewer Bench Presses 490lbs Raw (2.75x His Bodyweight)

Every strength athlete typically has one lift they're naturally good at or prefer, and in Phillip Brewer's case that would be the bench press. Phillip Brewer, or @unrealphil as he's known on Instagram, is what we could consider a bench press...

The Strength Athlete’s Guide to Building, Strengthening, and Caring for Your Posterior Chain

The posterior chain is a fancy name for the the muscles on the back of the body. Your Traps, Rear Deltoids, Lats, Spinal Erectors, Glutes, and Hamstrings are the engine that drive your athletic movement. A better understanding of how...

Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for Strength Training?

If you haven’t seen it thrown around Reddit, you might have heard it ballyhooed by a gym bro: ketosis just works, bro! You get to eat all the bacon and cream you can stomach, shred fat, maintain muscle, and still...

Blaine Sumner Explains the Misconceptions on Raw Versus Equipped Powerlifting

Blaine Sumner has just given one of the most accurate, even-handed comparisons of raw versus equipped powerlifting that we've ever seen. The "Vanilla Gorilla" has an incredible number of titles under his belt in BOTH style: he was the 2016 IPF...

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Is D’Angelo Osorio’s 211kg Clean & Jerk Attempt a Sign of...

D'Angelo Osorio has been around American Weightlifting for awhile, having taken up the sport back in 2008. Now, the 105 kilogram lifter (who rose...

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