Category Archives: Motivation

Have Fun in the Gym… It’s Important!

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Chad Wesley Smith posted a cool video on YouTube outlining his recent training philosophy of just having fun for a couple months to get excited about training again.

Jonnie Candito Placed 3rd at IPF World’s

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At the IPF Raw World Championship, United States powerlifter Jonnie Candito placed 3rd to get a bronze medal in the 83kg category. His lifts were: 255kg/562lbs squat, 145kg/319.5lbs bench press, and 282.5kg/622.8lbs deadlift. This got him a  682.5kg/1504.7lbs total! He got a bronze medal for his deadlift and his total. Check out Jonnie’s YouTube channel

Carl Yngvar Christensen World Record Total

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Norwegian powerlifter Carl Yngvar Christensen sets a new world record total. Watch the video!

Meal Prep

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Just a quick article on meal prep to help improve your time management skills. This way you end up with more time to spend on the activities you enjoy (i.e. lifting heavy-ass weight)!

860lbs World Record Squat at 220lbs

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Powerlifter Chris Duffin squats 860lbs at 220lbs body weight for a world record setting back squat.

Derek Kendal Squats 900lbs for 5 Reps

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In a mindblowing display of strength, Derek Kendal squats 900lbs for 5 reps.

Guinness Deadlift Record

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Oh, this? It’s just a guy deadlifting 405lbs for 40 repetitions in 60 seconds. Nothing to see here, move along!

Are You Old? Some Tips!

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Some tips about training hard when you’re getting older.

Lack of Motivation

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An article about what I do when motivation to train gets low. A step back is not always a bad thing and it may benefit you to simplify some things.

Monsterettes – Powerlifting Women Video

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A video of some powerlifting women called the Monsterettes.

The Truth About Sports – Video by Clint Darden

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Clint Darden explains the truth about sports that nobody really wants to know.

Omar Isuf 500 Pound Deadlift Challenge WINNER

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A video of the top 5 contestants – including the winner – of Omar Isuf’s 500lbs deadlift challenge for max reps.

Mike Tuchscherer – 800lbs x 3 Deadlift

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A video of Mike Tuchscherer deadlifting 800lbs x 3.

Jonnie Candito 606lbs Deadlift @ 180lbs

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Powerlifter Jonnie Candito deadlifts 275kg/606lbs in competition weighing in at 82kg/180lbs. He is 21 years old.

Man in Wheelchair Attempts 500lbs Deadlift

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In response to Omar Isuf’s 500lbs deadlift challenge, this man in a wheelchair attempted to deadlift 500lbs.

Powerlifting Motivation Video – Light The Fire Beneath You

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A great motivational video for powerlifting.

Accept Challenges

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Inspired by a video from Elliott Hulse, this is more of a motivational post about accepting challenges that you might face. The question whether or not you can drop squats from a 5×5 training program is also answered.

I Don’t Even Lift T-Shirt

The “I Don’t Even Lift” t-shirt is available in various styles and colors for both men and women. It’s the coolest lifting t-shirt I’ve come across in a while.

Women Should Lift Heavy

Why women should stop worrying about getting ‘too bulky’ and lift heavy things instead.

Earbuds In

A good way to tune out bad music and annoying people at the gym is a tiny iPod Shuffle you can clip to your clothing. There is even a waterproof one!

Video and Articles of the Week

The Video of the Week from Elliott Hulse describes a situation when you should back off a little bit with your training. A couple recent articles about training are also shared in this post.

Natalya Kuzmina is a Strong Woman – Videos

Female powerlifter Natalya Kuzmina from Kazakhstan recently hit IPF world records in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total for women at 84kg/185lbs at IPF Worlds in Russia. There are also videos of her best lifts in a meet so far this year. Prepare to be amazed!

How Successful People Train – Video

A video from Elliott Hulse about how successful people train. Cliffs are included in the article, if you don’t have the time to watch the whole video.

Awesome Lifting-Related Reading Material

Another great selection of lifting and nutrition articles found around the Web, including an awesome one from Brandon Lilly called ‘Fight Club’.

Strength Camp Camo Tank Tops for Sale

I guess asking Elliott Hulse over and over again where you can buy one of his strengthcamp tank tops has paid off, because he’s finally selling them.

Don’t Discriminate at the Gym

Instead of discriminating against people weaker, fatter, slower, etc. than you at the gym, offer to lend a helping hand instead.

Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Six Rules of Life – Video

If you need some quality motivation, who better to get it from than Arnold?

How Bad Do You Want It? (Success) Video

How bad do you want to be successful? This is one of my favorite motivational videos.

Elliott Hulse and Kali Muscle Workout

Elliott Hulse and Kali Muscle working out together at the strengthcamp gym in this video.

Incline Bench Lap Dance

Please share this with all your female friends and send them to my gym on bench day.