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...

FitMiss Delight Protein Powder Review — Best for Women?

FitMiss is actually part of MusclePharm, a brand perhaps best known for its line of "Combat" whey supplements (so called because they sponsor a lot of MMA fighters). But FitMiss was founded in 2008 to serve women — the website claims...

Leather Vs. Nylon Lifting Belts: What Are the Differences?

Of all the lifting belts variations, there tends to be two different base materials that belts will made out of; these are leather and nylon. There are multiple material blends, foam inserts, and cloth variations in belts, but at the...

Check Out These Heart Stopping Self Spotting Videos

What do you when the odds are stacked against you? Like when you're at the bottom of the squat and you can't get back up. Do you dump the weight behind you, or use your resources to self spot...

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...

Dave Castro Is Writing a Book About the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games

Every year the Reebok CrossFit Games coverage gets better and better, and we’ve just been treated to a very cool, in-depth article from Reebok HQ in which a writer tails Dave Castro for a few days during the first...

Best Kinesiology Tape

As strength sports have evolved, so has the equipment we use to support the body and enhance performance. One of the many pieces of supportive strength gear that's evolved with lifting is kinesiology tape. In the last decade, we've seen...

14-Year Old Alayna Easterly Deadlifts 147.5kg (3.1 Times Her Bodyweight)

What were you doing at 14-years old? I, for one, wasn't deadlifting 3.1 times my bodyweight. In comes Alayna Easterly, the 14-year old who recently claimed first in the Teen 1 division at the USAPL 35th Annual Open National Championships. At the...

5 USA Weightlifting Members in Contention for Senior IWF Positions

It’s election season at the International Weightlifting Federation, and that means that hundreds of candidates are running for positions at the world’s foremost weightlifting organization. There are eight categories in which people are running: President, General Secretary 1st Vice President,...