PharmaFreak Greens Freak Greens Powder Review

With promises like one scoop delivering the antioxidants of a dozen serves of vegetables, the greens powder industry seems intent on replacing the multivitamin. Made from the freeze-dried or light-dried remains of fruits, vegetables and herbs, the powders can provide a very...

Russia Withdraws Its Appeal of One-Year Doping Ban

After a meeting between the new president of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (Maksim Agapitov) and the head of the International Weightlifting Federation (Dr. Tamas Ajan) in Budapest on Wednesday night, Russia has formally withdrawn their appeal of their one-year doping ban....

5 Steps for Restful Sleep After Late Night Workouts

If you're someone who works out at night and constantly fights the battle of having a restful night's sleep afterwards, you're not alone. For a lot of strength athletes, the night is the only time to truly get a lift...

Should Olympic Weightlifters Bench Press?

Bench pressing is often a touchy subject when we talk about accessory training for Olympic weightlifters. Many coaches and athletes feel that bench pressing can lead to tightness in the pecs and shoulders that can directly impact a lifter's...

Elisabeth Akinwale Talks Body Image and a Problem with With “Strong Is the New...

Elite CrossFit® athlete Elisabeth Akinwale knows fitness. Not only is she a five-time CrossFit Games competitor and two-time North Central Regional champion in the sport, she also has three USA Weightlifting National qualifications and three American Open Weightlifting Championship appearances. A...

How to Train for the Truck Pull

If you ask the average person what strongman is, they’ll probably reply with, “The guys that pull trucks, right?” Of all the strongman events it might be the most iconic, and it’s typically the focal point of advertisements that try to...

Behind the Scenes with Slovenian Strongman Matjaz Belsak

At 24 years old, most of us were lucky if we’d even discovered the free weights section of the gym, let alone started lifting in there. Matjaz Belsak, though, isn’t your average 24 year old, nor is he your...

Old Training Footage Shows 77kg Lu Xiaojun Deadlift/Clean Pulling 270kg Beltless

Very few athletes possess the same level of what seems like unlimited raw strength as 77kg Chinese weightlifter Lu Xiaojun. He's as decorated as he's strong with two Olympic medals in the last five years, including a 2012 Olympic gold...

Post-Retirement Matthias Steiner Is Way Slimmer, Still Lifting Heavy

Few athletes have a story as inspiring as Matthias Steiner. Diagnosed with diabetes on his 18th birthday, Steiner was told to quit weightlifting but went on to become a four-time Austrian National Champion in the +105kg category. He competed as...

Watch 66kg Powerlifter Rodrigo Manzo Pull 4.2 Times His Bodyweight

Juggernaut Training Systems held their second USA Powerlifting event this past Sunday on January 22nd. This event was called the Juggernaut Winter Open and offered the chance for youth to masters level athletes to compete. One junior athlete that stood out was ~23...