powerlifting

How the Flat Bench Came to Be

Prior to this invention, athletes pressed from the floor. And the bench wasn't created until sometime in the 1950s.

How to Beat Shoulder Pain (and Still Lift)

If you're fighting shoulder pain to get under the squat bar, give these compression techniques a go.

The Heaviest Deadlifts in Human History (Friday Flick)

If you're planning to go and pick up something heavy this weekend, check out this video first.

Friday Flicks: Eric Lilliebridge and Family - The Bonds That Hold

What makes Eric Lilliebridge such a good powerlifter? He is the world record holder in the squat at 275 pounds at only 23 years of age. Many would say his family are the source of his strength.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 77 - Two Training Principles

Today I'll discuss two important principles that inform my training, especially in my recent programming.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 88 - 5x5 Bench at 425lbs

I hit some pretty high volume at the beginning of this week. I continued doing the SSB squats with chains and have also started using the ab wheel on my days off.

Video: The Importance of Lat Involvement for Benching

This video will examine how developing your lats is an effective way of improving your bench press, along with some cues and tips on how to do so.

11 Tools for Powering Up Your Press

Recently I acquired a set of 22kg kettlebells. I celebrated by one-arm pressing one of them, which is pretty good for a 103lb chick. So here are my tips on how to build a stronger press.

Friday Flicks: From 0 to 600lb in 30 Seconds

Watch this short video of Max Aita squatting his way up from an empty bar to 600lbs in the space of thirty seconds while the bar remains on his back.

The Rules of Strength Training (Part 1): 25 Things I Have Learned

I think part of the reason I love lifting is the fact that it is a lifetime journey of learning and strength. Here are 25 things I've learned so far along the way.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 87 - Cycling Down

After the last couple weeks of heavy volume it was time to cycle it down a little. The timing worked well as I had to take a day off from training anyway.

What Strength Training Means to Me: How a Bookish Girl Became a Lifter and Coach

I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and if you’d told me twenty years ago that I would end up building a career in strength training, I’d have thought you were mad.

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