Kimberly Walford Deadlifts a Huge 250kg, Seven Kilos Over Her World Record

Thirty-nine-year-old powerlifter Kimberly Walford made a deadlift this weekend that exceeded her IPF raw world record by seven kilograms (15.4 pounds). That record is held in the -72kg weight class and while it’s not totally clear how much she...

James Strickland Benches a Monstrous Raw 672 lb (305kg) Competition PR

Over the weekend, powerlifter James Strickland competed in The IPA No Excuses Texas State Open, which was hosted in Kindwood, Texas. He weighed in at a light 293 lbs and had the goal of making a run at the...

Butterfly Pull-Ups vs Regular Pull-Ups – Which One Should You Be Doing?

In this article we will discuss two pull-up variations (the butterfly pull-up vs the regular pull-up) to determine which one is best for overall strength, muscle development, and gymnastic and functional fitness performance. In the below sections we will...

These Are 32 Things Strong Women Do Not Want to Hear On Dates

Let's set the scene. You have a date coming up with a super cool lady, and you find out soon after she's really into lifting. Now you're no stranger to the gym, but you're not heavily involved in strength sports...

Harrison Maurus Becomes Youngest American to Clean & Jerk 200kg

Last night in Spokane, Washington, 17-year-old American weightlifter Harrison Maurus etched his name in the history books at the USA Weightlifting 2018 National Junior Championships. On Maurus' second attempt he called for 200kg on the bar, which would would not...

The 7 Fittest Presidents of All Time

When looking through the history of our nation’s leaders, many people overlook the fact that U.S. presidents tend to be remarkably fit individuals. Maybe it’s because most of them served in the military, maybe it’s because fitness and discipline...

5 Essential Tips for an Aspiring Young Bodybuilder

I am so grateful for the people I knew at the start of my bodybuilding career. They gave me words of advice that prevented me from making huge mistakes that could have jeopardized my future in bodybuilding. That advice...

Cardio and Powerlifting: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Cardio is a double-edged sword for powerlifters. On the one hand, cardio will help you to shed fat, will probably make you feel a bit better and healthier in your daily life, and might improve your work capacity. On...

How Much Is Enough? Finding Your Perfect Workout Frequency

Before reading any further, I have a confession. The title above is a little misleading because the idea of "perfect" isn't really achievable in strength sports and working out. Sure, we can find what's best for us, but perfection is...

Tom Martin Totals 1,001kg Seven Months Post Bicep Tear

British powerlifter Tom Martin is continuing his meteoric rise in the sport, and his success is all the more impressive given that he experienced a complete tear of his bicep last summer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWX3df7Fqde But Martin got back on the horse pretty...