Category Archives: Powerlifting

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.

160kg/353lbs Bench Press PR

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I hit a bench press personal record today with 160kg/353lbs.

Richard Hawthorne On Belted Versus Beltless Training

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I think this is a unique opinion on the topic of belt usage for powerlifting, so it’s worth sharing.

242.5kg/535lbs Deadlift PR + Cue That Helped Me

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A video of my deadlift PR from yesterday and also a cue that helped me with my deadlift. Maybe it will benefit you as well!

Eric Cressey is a Bad Motherfucker!

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Eric Cressey pulls 600lbs for 3 reps and also provides insanely valuable shoulder health tips (among other things).

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

Adidas Adipowers or Other Oly Shoes?!

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Which Oly shoes should you get? The Adidas Adipowers, Nike Romaleos or something else?!

240kg/529lbs Deadlift (New 1RM)

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I hit a new personal record in the conventional deadlift this past week.

Carl Yngvar Christensen World Record Total

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

How to Fix “Good Morning” Squat

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If your back squat turns into a good morning movement because you’re unable to keep your upper body upright, weak quads may be to blame.

Pause Bench vs Touch n Go Bench

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The question whether or not you should pause repetitions on the bench press is answered by an IPF world record holder in the bench press.

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!

The Beginning of My Garage Gym

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In this article, I lay out the items I have bought for my garage gym. If stuff like that interests you, read on!

Candito’s Opinion: Should You Squat with Oly Shoes?

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Powerlifter Jonnie Candito’s opinion on whether or not you should wear Olympic weight lifting shoes to squat.

ChelseaLifts First Powerlifting Meet Video

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Fitness YouTuber ChelseaLifts competed in her first push / pull (bench press / deadlift) powerlifting meet. Here are her results!

Monsterettes – Powerlifting Women Video

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A video of some powerlifting women called the Monsterettes.

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.

Reactive Training Manual

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A quick breakdown of Mike Tuchscherer’s training program Reactive Training Manual. Also discussed is why and how I currently utilize his program.

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.

Periodize Your Training with Block Periodization

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A quick rundown of how to periodize your training into blocks of several weeks in order to improve certain qualities, i.e. maximal strength, hypertrophy, explosiveness or strength endurance.

Chalk Alternatives

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Two great lifting chalk alternatives that won’t leave a mess.

Choosing a Workout Program

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A quick and easy way to choose a great workout program that will get you results (provided you work hard, eat well and recover properly).

Squat Tutorial from Chad Wesley Smith – Video

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Chad Wesley Smith, 905lbs (410.5kg) raw squatter and strongman, teaches the squat.

Hybrid Squat – Video of the Week

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A video of Jonnie Candito describing the hybrid squat, which combines the advantages of the high bar ATG (ass to grass) Olympic style squat with the low bar powerlifting style squat.

Squat Assistance Work

A breakdown of my approach to assistance work for the squat exercise. It includes squat variations, posterior chain work, abdominal exercises, drills to improve explosiveness, and more!