Powerlifting

How I Became One Of Meg Squat’s Strong Strong Friends

You may not know the name Meg Gallagher. But if I asked if you'd heard of @MegSquats, you’d probably give me a different answer. Meg is a well-known powerlifter and influencer in the strength sports community. What originally started as...

The Ultimate Guide to the Trap Bar Deadlift – Exercises, Benefits, and Muscles Worked

One common variation of the conventional deadlift seen in many gyms and athletic facilities is the trap bar deadlift. This deadlift variation offers coaches and athletes a slew of benefits to fit a variety of needs and abilities, ranging from...

Push/Pull Workouts: Everything You Need To Know

Push/pull styled workouts don’t receive nearly enough attention on the internet. When you compare them to your standard upper/lower splits and body part specific training programs, there's almost nothing.  These workouts are great for multiple reasons - this article will dissect...

When Butt Wink Is a Problem (And When It Isn’t)

The guy who founded Squat University knows a lot about squatting. Dr. Aaron Horschig is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, USAW Olympic weightlifting competitor and level 1 coach, plus he’s an author – his first...

Mark Bell and Silent Mike Teach Us How To Bench Efficiently

Mark Bell, Silent Mike, and the Super Training Team continue to pump out great content, figuratively and literally. The most recent video they shared was a 35-minute clip called, “The Definitive Guide to Bench Press Like a Beast.” This...

More Protein: How Strength Athletes Can Save Time, Money, & Hassle on Nutrition

It’s a love hate relationship that anyone living the “Iron Life” is intimately familiar with. It evolves into an increasingly expensive, time consuming necessity that some never get the hang of while others seem to suffer though. It is...

How to Maximize Effectiveness When Strength Training Solo

Let's assume that you are serious about improving as an athlete, are fully invested in learning to become better, but either cannot afford a coach, can only afford programming/online coaching, or do not live near enough one with whom...

Anderson Squat – How It Benefits Your Training

Squatting strength and performance is arguably one of the most vital attributes for strength, power, and functional fitness athletes. Often, athletes may find themselves and their squat performance becoming stagnant. Enter, the Anderson Squat. This squatting variation is a highly...

Are You Strong? Building Strength Standards Across Five Key Movements

When you see it you certainly know it, yet defining just what counts as strong is surprisingly tricky. When I first started lifting, I was pretty sure I knew what it meant to be strong. To me it was...

John Haack Squats 595lbs x 6 RAW and Continues a Great 2016

There’s no question about John Haack being one strong dude, especially when its comes to squats. Haack recently shared a video to his Instagram of a 270kg (595 lb) raw squat for six. A video posted by John Haack...

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Training Masters Fitness Athletes: Lessons on Goals, Volume, and Intensity

As functional fitness training continues to grow into 2017, the number of participants aged 50+ also continues to rise. Whether they be former athletes,...

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