Warm Up Your Wrists, Arms, and Shoulders With This Push-Up Routine

Wrists are an often overlooked part of warming up — and ironically, they are one of the most susceptible areas to damage in most strength sports and functional fitness. This gets amplified tremendously when you are sitting at a...

Long Day of Sitting? Try These 8 Stretches to Unlock Your Hips

We’re not going to bore you with all the stats and scary science about how sitting is the new smoking and sitting is killing you why are you sitting right now buy a treadmill desk already. But every strength athlete...

Jezza Uepa Squats 1,036 lbs Raw, 31 Pounds Over Ray Williams’ Record

Jezza Uepa, 36, a powerlifter from the tiny island of Nauru, is one seriously strong guy. In a recent video shared on his Instagram, he’s squatting 470kg (1,036 lbs) raw, and he makes it look pretty easy (not to...

Why Pause Squats Work for Increasing Strength, Technique, and Muscular Development

Pause squats are no secret these days. Talk to any coach or athlete, regardless of sport (powerlifting, weightlifting, functional fitness, or strength and conditioning) and the majority will have a fond memory of performing these challenging, and highly effective...

Watch Jon North Snatch 300 Pounds in His First Lifting Since Cardiac Arrest

In late September of this year, weightlifter, bodybuilder, and author Jon North suffered a cardiac arrest while visiting the zoo with his family. After having a defibrillator installed to address what his doctors belive may be a hereditary heart condition, North...

Why You Should Do More Bulgarian Split Squats

Single-leg work often falls by the wayside as schedules get tight, time gets short, and lifters want to chase, well, the lifts. Who’s got time for single leg accessory work when there are PRs to PR? That’s always been the Bulgarian...

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting requires an incredible amount of technique, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, focus, and determination. There's a lot to work on — and that means that getting better usually means learning from a lot of mistakes. We spoke to some pretty extraordinary weightlifters to...

Watch Thor Björnsson Do Chin-Ups at 400 Pounds for Reps

Sure, hanging plates off your waist is one way to get stronger at chin-ups. Or you can just gain a couple hundred pounds. Hafthor Björnsson is usually recognized for crushing skulls as The Mountain on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but...

The Single-Arm Snatch: Should You Do Them?

The single-arm snatch is more than just a cool looking exercise. Long ago, our strong and stoic forefathers were performing this lift regularly to develop raw power and strength. I must admit, at first glance I took this lift...

16 Year Old Harrison Maurus Rack Jerks 420 lbs

Harrison Maurus has caught our attention for the second time this week putting up another big number. We first shared a video of this 16 year old’s 400 lb clean & jerk, but in his most recent video he’s rack...