Powerlifting

Ray Williams Squats 1,003 Pounds for an Insane Double

Ray Williams is one of the best raw squatters in the world, and he’s reminding us all why with this astonishing double he just pulled off in training at his local gym in Fulton, Mississippi. The number: “1003ish” pounds...

Do Women Who Arch in the Bench Press Get More Hate Than Men?

The Roosevelt Arch, the Gateway Arch, L’Arc de Triomphe. All very famous arches that are adored around the worldwide. However, when it comes to powerlifting, some people aren't so supportive of these feats of flexibility and strength. To arch or...

Barbell Clean and Press Alternatives

The barbell clean and press is a very popular movement in fitness, strength, and power sports. While it does differ from the barbell clean & jerk (view comparison article here), the clean and press vs clean and jerk are...

10 Commandments of the Bench Press

Oh man, where do we begin. It's chest day, also known as bench day, also known as that time of the week when you get to walk around the gym with your chest feeling swole. The pecs are poppin' and...

What I Learned Transitioning from Powerlifting to Weightlifting

Powerlifting and weightlifting often incorporate elements from each other, which has led many athletes to wonder if they should just make the switch from powerlifting to weightlifting, or vice versa. I grappled with this decision myself for over two...

Natalie Hanson (84kg) Squats a Massive 275kg (606 lbs)

84kg Powerlifter and Beefpuff Barbell Co-Founder Natalie Hanson is crushing her training cycle in lead up to the 2018 Arnold Classic. In her latest squat video, Hanson surpassed two huge training milestones. She not only passed her best personal...

84kg Powerlifter Daniella Melo Deadlifts a 225kg (495 lb) PR

When we wrote about -84kg powerlifter Daniella Melo's strong squat set back in mid-January, we didn't think it would be the last time writing about her in lead up to her next meet. We're less than three weeks out...

How to Work Swimming Into a Strength Cycle

Swimming rarely makes an appearance in conditioning plans, and we’re here to change that. There’s this persistent belief that swimming just isn’t great cardio. Freestyle messes up your shoulders. It stokes the appetite so much it makes it harder to...

5 Things You Can Expect When Attending a Women’s Powerlifting Event

I recently had the pleasure of attending a “Women In Strength” event at my gym; The Warhouse Gym in Reading, Pennsylvania. The event was hosted by Dana Linn Bailey, Jennifer Thompson, and Megan Gallagher (AKA Meg Squats). The event...

Powerlifter Joe Sullivan Uses Quick Thinking to Avoid Injury After Equipment Failure

Powerlifter Joe Sullivan escaped a sticky situation a couple days ago when he experienced equipment failure during a back squat. His quick thinking and composure under the bar saved him from what could have been a seriously bad injury....

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Here Are the Dates and Qualifying Totals for the 2018 American...

USA Weightlifting has just released a ton of information about the 2018 American Open Series. What’s the American Open Series, you ask? Why, it’s...

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