Powerlifting

Zercher Squats vs Deadlift – What’s Best for Building Strength?

It’s not always easy deciding which total body barbell movements one should do to develop maximal strength, muscular size, and have those then apply to their sport; this is especially true when comparing the Zercher squat and deadlift. In...

The Hyperextension: How To Target Your Glutes And Hamstrings

The hyperextension is an appropriate assistance movement to aid in building posterior chain strength for the squat and deadlift. The hyperextension can be used in virtually any program that has a focus on strength, hypertrophy, or a mix of...

Janae Kroc Documentary Promises a Look at Life As a Transgender Powerlifter

“For as far back as I can remember, I've had two desires: to be strong and to be a woman.” The trailer for a documentary about Janae “Kroc” Kroczaleski just hit the internet, and it promises an in-depth look at...

Cable Pull Through vs Deadlift vs Romanian Deadlift – Differences & Benefits

In an earlier article we highlighted two key movements that every lifter should build into their training regimen for increased hamstring mass, strength, and pulling capacities. The deadlift and Romanian deadlift are two similar yet highly distinct pulling movements...

Learn How to Pattern a Stronger, Healthier Squat with These 3 Movements

When preparing for squats and other movements, primer exercises can be highly beneficial for reinforcing and developing the correct neural patterning needed to promote the intended movement patterns. Often, when there are blocks in one's movements, we refer to...

Ray Williams Hits First-Ever 1,000 Pound Raw (No Wraps) Squat in Powerlifting History

USA Powerlifting Nationals are currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia, and on the last day of competition, history has been made. Super Heavyweight and reigning World Champion Ray "Ray Ray" Williams has hit the first-ever raw 1,000+ pound squat in IPF/USAPL...

Cailer Woolam Deadlifts a Huge 426kg (938lb) for Lifetime PR

Cailer Woolam, aka "Doctor.Deadlift" as per his Instagram handle, is continuing to close the gap between him and the 1,000 lb deadlift. The 22 year old Texas based powerlifter currently holds two all-time raw deadlift world records, and is...

How to Deadlift 500lbs (and More) – Programming, Tips, and Mentality

The deadlift is one of the most empowering movements one can do with a barbell. Pulling strength is key to nearly every strength, power, and functional fitness movement, with many lifters always looking for the top tips and tricks...

Back Squat Ultimate Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

By now nearly everyone knows that they should be squatting in some capacity. Regardless of fitness level, sport, and aspirations, squats are a critical component to optimal health and fitness. When determining which squat style one should embrace we...

Powerlifter Stacy Burr Breaks the 148-Pound Total Record By 58 Pounds

This weekend, the 2017 CETC US Open Powerlifting Championships took place at Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, and with over $200,000 in cash prizes available, many consider it to be one of the biggest powerlifting events in the world. There...

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