Powerlifting

Three Steps to Better Time Management for Busy Strength Athletes

When I moved to Texas from Northern California in 2011, the biggest culture shock I experienced was time. People move at a bit of a slower pace in Texas, and – especially after having spent the first 25 years...

6 Useful Things Powerlifters Can Do Between Sets (That Aren’t Looking at Your Phone)

Powerlifters aren’t known for their incredible endurance. That’s not an insult! After all, a few well-regarded studies have shown that the greatest strength gains come from resting a good three to five minutes between sets. That’s why it’s not uncommon...

The Heaviest Raw Bench Presses of All Time

“What’s your bench?” Like it or not, it’s often the first question people ask when they meet a powerlifter. There’s something about the bench. Regardless of your sport, it can support overall pressing strength, forges pecs and delts of iron, and...
Daniella Melo Sets New Squat World Record

Powerlifter Daniella Melo Sets 4 Powerlifting World Records, Wins Championship At 19 Years Old

Over the weekend, we saw the final athletes take the platform at the 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, and there was no shortness of excitement. On Saturday, the -84kg female athletes concluded their performances, and one athlete that truly...

Reverse Band Box Squat – Muscles Worked and Benefits

Band training is an advanced technique often to increase strength, neural drive, and rate of force development for more advanced strength athletes/lifters. One method of of band training is the reverse band training, which can be applied to movements...

America’s Strongest Nerds? Squats & Science Opens NYC’s First 24 Hour Barbell Gym

New Yorkers expect (and normally get) everything on demand, whenever they want: Food, booze, entertainment, Uber Black Cars. Fitness is no exception, and 24-hour gyms dot the five boroughs so night owls and awake-at-4am day traders can get in workouts whenever...

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...

Deadlift vs. Leg Press – Which Is Best for Mass and Strength?

Two common movements seen in training programs and gyms for muscle hypertrophy and strength are the deadlift and the leg press. In this article I will briefly discuss both movements, and then dive into a comparative analysis between each of...

Blaine Sumner Sets New World Record With a 505kg (1,113 lb) Squat

Blaine Sumner is one of the most elite powerlifters in the 120kg+ weight class, and he continues to prove it. He holds a handful of records, but possibly his most impressive record is for his squat. Sumner - or...
Chakera Holcomb Squat 500 lbs for Three

Powerlifter Chakera Holcomb Squats an Epic 227kg Raw Triple

Powerlifter Chakera Holcomb is often described as one of (if not) the strongest female in the sport of powerlifting right now, and for good reason. In 2018 alone, she's made a more than compelling case for her top spot and...

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10 Tips for Coaching Athletes at Weightlifting Meets

Coaching athletes at competition can be a rewarding, exciting, challenging task for a coach. Weightlifting meets are no different, often requiring a large amount...

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