Powerlifting

3 Exercises to Build Stronger Lats for Powerlifting

The 3 Best Exercises to Build Strong Lower Lats

I’m a big fan of a big back. There’s a reason Dorian Yates was known as “The Shadow,” and it’s not because he had tiny lats. But besides making you look strong, big lats will help you be strong....
Andrew Herbert Hits Huge 435kg Squat PR

Powerlifter Andrew Herbert Smokes a 435kg (959 lb) Squat Single

One of the heaviest weekends of the year is coming, and it's in the form of the fifth edition of the Boss of Bosses powerlifting meet. On August 24-25th, some of the world's best powerlifters will be meeting in...

5 Powerlifting Lessons From a Zen Monk

As a lay zen monk with the Kwan Um School of Zen and long-time lifter of all things heavy, it has thrilled me to see so many articles about the benefits meditation has on the strength athlete. I have...

So You Wanna Be A Powerlifter? Programming for a Meet

In our previous episode, we talked about keeping your training up to a competition standard. In this post and episode, we’re going to talk about some of the widely accepted ways to begin training for your first powerlifting meet....
Bobb Matthews 20-second Pause Squat

Watch Bobb Matthews Pause Back Squat 405 lbs for 20-Seconds

For strength athletes, few things can cause a stronger feeling of anxiety than a long paused back squat, so be prepared when scrolling onward. In Bobb Mathews latest video, he pause squats a strong 183kg (405 lbs), which is...
Common Back Squat Errors and How to Fix Them

3 Common Back Squat Errors and How to Fix Them

Squatting has been a movement that humans have performed since the beginning of time. Yet over time, the population as a whole has grown further and further away from our primitive squat beginnings, especially in the western world. And without training...
Intermittent Fasting for Powerlifters

3 Practical Tips for Powerlifters Using Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pretty popular style of diet, so I’m not going to go too in-depth into explaining it.  If you have questions, I strongly suggest that you check out this article, which explains the diet and...
Ben Pollack Tips to Stay Strong During Cut

5 Ways to Stay Strong (and Sane) During a Weight Cut

Since my last meet — the 2018 US Open — I’ve been slowly dieting down, from 214 to 202, to prepare to compete in the 181-pound class at the USPA Tribute meet this August. During that cut, I’ve maintained...
Chad Wesley Smith 2,000 lb Total In 37-Seconds

Throwback to Chad Wesley Smith’s 2,000 lb Total In 37-Seconds

In some powerlifting federations, meets can take all day, which leaves a lot of down time in-between for both athletes and fans. After watching the CrossFit Total yesterday at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games (3 maximal lifts in the...
Amanda Lawrence 480 lb Deadlift Sets

Powerlifter Amanda Lawrence Hits Deadlift Triples of 218kg for 4 Sets

It's been a little over a month since we covered one of junior powerlifter Amanda Lawrence's big lifts or sets. When athletes think "PR", a lot of the times the thoughts go directly towards 1-RM max sets and volume...

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