Category Archives: Training

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).

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.

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.

New Squat and Deadlift PRs

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In the last week or so, I hit two PRs. A 192.5kg/424lbs back squat and a 235kg/518lbs at a body weight of 85kg/187lbs.

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.

Lifting Heavy as a Woman

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Will women get bulky from lifting heavy weights? This question is answered in a video from a female figure competitor.

Derek Kendal Squats 900lbs for 5 Reps

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

Sumo Deadlift Mobility

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A quick article on how to improve your mobility specifically for the sumo deadlift.

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!

DIY: How to Make a Poverty Post Landmine

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An article on how to build your own post landmine. A list of materials you’ll need, tools required and some exercises that can be done with a barbell attached to your landmine.

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!

Smith Machine (and Other Machines) Training – Good Idea?!

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A quick outline of what a smith machine accomplishes and whether or not you should use it as your primary workout equipment.

Are You Old? Some Tips!

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

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.

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.

Suitcase Deadlift Exercise Tutorial

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The one arm barbell suitcase deadlift is a great exercise for your core, grip and posterior chain strength.

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.

Why You Should Walk

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A video and article about the importance of daily walking.

Xmas Gift Ideas for People Who Work Out

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Some gift ideas for people who work out broken down into price categories. It should help you find some Christmas gifts for yourself or other fit people you know!

Training with Lingering Injuries

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An article to help you figure out how to adjust your training to work around lingering injuries you may have.

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.