Breaking Muscle Shop

powerlifting

Keep your elbows forward to say goodbye to a bad squat position and hello to a new one rep max.
Changing your thinking from "pull" to "push" can be the difference between a big lift and a no-lift.
Create the tension you need in your back for a tremendous effect on your pulling power.
Build a solid foundation with your feet and you’ll build a skyscraper of a squat on them.
Should you allow your lumbar spine to assume a flexed posture when deadlifting? I have the answer, and here is the scientific evidence.
A faster and more biomechanically efficient pull awaits.
There's nothing like a face-off with tusk-equipped wildlife to make you reevaluate how you feel about running.
What you do in the days leading up to competition is crucial for hitting your biggest lifts on the day.
Going into a powerlifting meet you want to give everything you've got. Balancing this out with smart decision making is important.
These seven tips will get your bench booming for your next meet, with advice on mindset, training, gear, and weight management.
Charles reveals his three favorite books about strength training as well as his go-to post workout meal (hint: it isn't always a meal).
If your eating is dialed and you are working hard but for some reason have stagnated, this eight-week program could be your solution.
Getting a bigger bench doesn’t have to mean giving up your Monday evening bro sessions or your Friday evening pump day.
Finding the sweet spot between force output and velocity will result in a great potential for muscle gain and performance.
This week, Charles provides valuable insight into training motivation, shoulder growth, and exercise science.
Stop skipping from one thing to the next in search of results in the gym.
Take your strength to new levels with this user's guide to creating a training system for your brain.
Want to fill out your tiny bird chest or clean up your lifting form? Charles Staley is here to help.