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From PVC to Masters Powerlifter in 6 Months
Few feelings are greater than achieving lofty goals despite the disparagement of others.
Squats and Hip Dysfunction: 2 Common Problems and How to Fix Them
Struggling with your squat form? Here are two of the most common dysfunctions at the hip, how they affect your squat, and what you can do to fix them.
How to Train the Squat for Both Powerlifting and Weightlifting
There are athletes who like to compete in both powerlifting and weightlifting. So, how do they train?
Should You Squat With Your Knees Forward?
"Don't let your knees go past your toes" is a common coaching cue for the squat. But is it really the best way to do it? Not always, suggests a recent study.
Are You a Barbell Generalist?
Long before the powerlifters and Olympic lifters stopped talking to each other, barbell athletes used to train both, and more.
The Subtle Cue That Unlocks Enormous Deadlifts
Changing your thinking from "pull" to "push" can be the difference between a big lift and a no-lift.
A Unified Theory of Deadlifting
Should you allow your lumbar spine to assume a flexed posture when deadlifting? I have the answer, and here is the scientific evidence.
A Simple Cue to Immediately Improve Your Deadlift
A faster and more biomechanically efficient pull awaits.
Risk Versus Reward: Playing It Smart on Meet Day
Going into a powerlifting meet you want to give everything you've got. Balancing this out with smart decision making is important.
7 Hot Tips for Your Next Bench Press Competition
These seven tips will get your bench booming for your next meet, with advice on mindset, training, gear, and weight management.
3 Must-Read Books: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
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).
Cal Poly’s 8-Week Deadlift Program: Push Through a Strength Plateau
If your eating is dialed and you are working hard but for some reason have stagnated, this eight-week program could be your solution.
6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench
Getting a bigger bench doesn’t have to mean giving up your Monday evening bro sessions or your Friday evening pump day.
How to Increase Power Output With Better Programming
Finding the sweet spot between force output and velocity will result in a great potential for muscle gain and performance.
Stay Motivated to Train: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
This week, Charles provides valuable insight into training motivation, shoulder growth, and exercise science.
The Problem Isn't Your Strength Program - It's You
Stop skipping from one thing to the next in search of results in the gym.
How to Be a Thinking Athlete: A User’s Guide to the Brain
Take your strength to new levels with this user's guide to creating a training system for your brain.
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