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Sumo Deadlift Ultimate Guide – Exercises, Benefits, and Muscles Worked

The sumo deadlift is a widely used deadlift variation seen in most powerlifting, fitness, and strength and conditioning programs. While both the sumo deadlift and conventional deadlift produce similar net effects, there are some key differences between the sumo...

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...

Zercher Squat Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

While this squat variation may not have found it’s way into the “Ultimate Squat Guide“, the Zercher squat is a classic squat lift that challenges and strengthens the upper back, quadriceps, and hips for nearly every strength, power, and...

Derek Poundstone Set to Make Strongman Return

Renowned American strongman Derek Poundstone is back! But to what extent? In an official video announcement (embedded below), Ultimate Strongman broke news that three-time America’s Strongest Man Derek Poundstone would be participating in their Team World Championship. Poundstone enters the competition under...

Elliott Hulse Talks Strongman, Active Meditation, and Bioenergetics

Elliott Hulse is one of the OG online strength coaches. The 2009 Strongest Man in Florida, he started building his online coaching platform and established Strength Camp in 2007 as a way to bring athletes together and help them...

Is the Strength Wars League the Future of Strength Sports?

This week, YouTube channel Strength Wars launched a unique strength athletics league based on their popular head-to-head lifting videos. With more than 850,000 subscribers and more than 125,000,000 views, Strength Wars, now part of the Generation Iron fitness network,...

High Volume vs. Maximum Intensity: How to Choose?

There is a maxim in the coaching world; you can train long or you can train hard, but you can’t train both. There are strongman coaches in both camps, and I will attempt to show you the difference and...

What Brian Shaw’s 12,000-Calorie Diet Looks Like

"I should probably start out at the beginning by saying...This diet is to make me as strong as I possibly can be. I'm eating to be the strongest man on the planet," says professional strongman Brian Shaw at the...

Squats Exercise Guide – Proper Form and Muscles Worked

All squats are not created equal. I repeat, all squats are not created equal. Many lifters and athletes perform squats in the same way in which they were first taught and/or have seen on Instagram and Youtube. While those are...

Trap Bar Squat vs Back Squat – Key Differences and Technique

In an earlier article we compared the trap bar deadlift, squat, and leg press; all of which can be potent movements for muscular strength and hypertrophy. In this article we will specifically breakdown the trap bar squat (which is also...

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Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP) Training for the Lower Body

The ability to develop lower-body power is no easy feat. We all have our natural abilities to develop power, but what do we do...

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