Category Archives: Training

Equipment Starter Kit for Strongman Training from Brian Alsruhe

If you’re into strongman training (also known as Crossfit for strong people), then here is a cool video from strongman Brian Alsruhe about which equipment to prioritize if you’re looking to put together a home gym fit for some strongman training.

Brandon Campbell from Base Barbell Will Pump Up the Volume

I enjoy watching Brandon Campbell’s videos on YouTube. Generally, they’re informative and I like his approach to training, plus he’s got a unique sense of humor that I like. In the following video, he describes his plans for the near future.

Build Big Legs with Three Exercises

Another cool video where Silent Mike just sits there and… isn’t silent. He talks about efficient leg training with compound movements in this one. And he shares which three exercises he thinks are best to build big legs.

How to Hump a Barbell: Barbell Hip Thrust Tutorial

This week, Jeff Nippard posted a video that teaches us how to effectively hump a barbell in order to make our butts thick, solid, tight. In order to increase glute activity and improve your barbell humping skills, really squeeze those butt cheeks together and add some weight.

Thor Bjornsson Deadlifts 432kg / 952lbs for Reps

For those unaware, Thor Bjornsson is not only the Mountain on Game of Thrones, but he’s also a professional strongman from the land of the giants, Iceland. He did a deadlift session on an elephant bar together with Larry Wheels and ended up pulling a massive 432kg / 952lbs deadlift for repetitions. Go to 9:15

Optimal Training for Shoulders

Jeff Nippard posted a great video on how to train your shoulders for his Technique Tuesday series this week, more specifically your side delts. Okay, okay… it’s an 8 minute video about how to do lateral raises. But, in my defense, it’s very good and you will probably learn something new!

Lifting Recovery Tips from Alan Thrall

One of my favorite lifters on YouTube has to be Alan Thrall. Not only is his beard and hair completely epic, but he’s also a great lifting coach that shares a ton of valuable information through his videos on YouTube. And this one is no different. It’s about recovery and how to teach your body

Cutting / Bulking / Maintaining Weight as a Powerlifter

In the following video, Jim Elli from Reactive Training Systems (RTS) discusses cutting, bulking and maintaining weight as a powerlifter. If you compete in powerlifting, or at least train for this, then when should you be going on a cut? When should you bulk up some… and when should you try to maintain your weight. Well, it depends on

Brian Shaw’s $150k Home Gym

Elite strongman Brian Shaw won World’s Strongest Man four times, so you know he trains like an absurdly large animal. No wonder his home gym cost $150,000 to put together! It’s his job to be strong-as-hell, so putting that much cash into a home gym is a solid investment on his part. It’s like the

Did Alan Thrall get a haircut and his beard trimmed?!

Oh no! Did Alan Thrall from Untamed Strength gym really get a haircut and trim his epic beard to start 2019 off wrong?!

Cool stuff I found on Amazon

These are things I found on Amazon, which you should buy because they’re awesome. Don’t forget to lift.

Jeff Nippard knows how you can build big triceps

This video is pretty cool from Jeff Nippard. He explains how you can train smart to make your triceps bigger.

Omar Isuf Explains How to Overhead Press More Weight

A video from Omar Isuf describing how to overhead press more weight. He asks the general YouTube community, “You down with OHP?” The secret he outlines is actually not a secret, but moreso it’s simply common sense.

Have Fun in the Gym… It’s Important!

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

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

Richard Hawthorne On Belted Versus Beltless Training

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

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!

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

Adidas Adipowers or Other Oly Shoes?!

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

240kg/529lbs Deadlift (New 1RM)

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

How to Fix “Good Morning” Squat

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

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

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

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

Lifting Heavy as a Woman

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

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

Sumo Deadlift Mobility

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

Guinness Deadlift Record

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

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

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