Category Archives: Powerlifting

So You Think You Can Deadlift? – Video Series

The new ‘So You Think You Can Deadlift?’ video series from champion powerlifter Matt Wenning.

When to Use Straps – Video from Jonnie Candito

US national level powerlifter Jonnie Candito discusses his thoughts on using lifting straps to train the deadlift.

Video of the Week & Reverse Grip Bench Article

A video about hips shooting up too quickly on the deadlift and how to fix it. Also an article about reverse grip bench press!

Grip Training

Grip strength is important for people who lift heavy weights. Learn how to improve your grip strength with a few simple exercises.

Chad Wesley Smith 1 Minute Q&A

Some 1min Q&A videos from professional strongman Chad Wesley Smith. This guy knows his stuff!

Does Cardio Kill Your Gainz?!

A video from Jonnie Candito about doing cardio when you’re lifting for strength and/or muscle size. It may actually benefit you to do some cardio!

Video of the Week & Interdasting Articles

A video of my buddy Ant cooking a breakfast burrito and some articles about inflammation, strength training in general, complexes, and grip training!

Deadlift Assistance Work

A quick rundown of my favorite assistance movements to build a stronger deadlift.

Ankle Mobility

One of the key components to build a strong foundation – for squatting, running and all sorts of other movements – is good ankle mobility. This article covers a few ways to improve it.

Barbell Row 101

One of the best compound barbell movements to train your entire back is the barbell row. Two general types of the bent over barbell row – the Pendlay Row and the Yates Row – are shown in tutorials. Other rowing movements and methods to improve rowing form are included in the article as well.

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!

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’.

Lifting Shoes

This article will cover what shoes you should wear for lifting weights. A lot of good Oly lifting shoes are covered and also some shoes without heel lifts, and even Crossfit shoes. The reason why you shouldn’t wear cushioned sneakers to lift is also discussed. There are some awesome socks at the bottom as well!

Beyond 5/3/1 Kindle Edition Available

If you haven’t grabbed yourself a copy of the new Jim Wendler book ‘Beyond 5/3/1’, then now is definitely the time to do so. It’s available for $9.99!

Beyond 5/3/1 Paperback Book

The new Beyond 5/3/1 book by Jim Wendler is now available as a paperback copy on Amazon.

Good Reading Material for the Week

Good articles published on various lifting sites in the past week (give or take). One article by Jordan Syatt covers some important fat loss and mass gain basics.

Bench Press Basics

Just the basics of the barbell bench press. It’s my opinion mixed with some of the best bench press tutorial videos I know of.

Beyond 5/3/1 – New Book by Jim Wendler

If you’re a fan of Jim Wendler’s training program 5/3/1, you’ll be interested in this. He just released his new 5/3/1 ebook called ‘Beyond 5/3/1’.

Squat Basics

A write-up covering the basics of the barbell back squat and its variations (also includes the front squat). Some common mistakes, mobility work and squat shoes are covered.

Good Reads for the Week

Articles covering such topics as 300lbs strength complexes and whether or not you should compete.

Deadlift Basics

A 101 type article for the barbell deadlift movement, including key aspects like the deadlift setup, execution and also various types of grip. Variations like the sumo deadlift, trap bar deadlift, and SLDL are also discussed.

A Couple Books to Read

My two favorite lifting-related books.

Powerlifting Mentality Video

Mark Bell and Brandon Lilly are both awesome and they’re featured in this video about the mentality of powerlifters.