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

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

Zinc & Magnesium (ZMA) Supplements – Worth It?!

A quick review on zinc and magnesium supplements.

Are You Old? Some Tips!

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

Lack of Motivation

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.

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

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

ChelseaLifts First Powerlifting Meet Video

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

Monsterettes – Powerlifting Women Video

A video of some powerlifting women called the Monsterettes.

The Truth About Sports – Video by Clint Darden

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

Omar Isuf 500 Pound Deadlift Challenge WINNER

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

Suitcase Deadlift Exercise Tutorial

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

Supplement Recommendations from Fitness YouTubers

Supplement recommendations from a few of my favorite fitness YouTubers. I hope it helps some of you narrow down the supplements you’re taking.

Reactive Training Manual

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

A video of Mike Tuchscherer deadlifting 800lbs x 3.

Why You Should Walk

A video and article about the importance of daily walking.

Xmas Gift Ideas for People Who Work Out

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!

Jonnie Candito 606lbs Deadlift @ 180lbs

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

Training with Lingering Injuries

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

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

My Favorite Protein Powder

In this quick article, I introduce you to my absolute favorite protein powder. It tastes terrific and mixes better than any other powder I’ve tried.

Strength Camp Challenge – Win $5,000

Some quick information on the Strength Camp Challenge. Find out what it is and how to sign up. 1st place wins $5k!

Behdad Salimi 260kg/573lbs Clean & Jerk Video

A huge 260kg/573lbs clean & jerk from Olympic weight lifter and gold medalist Behdad Salimi.

Powerlifting Motivation Video – Light The Fire Beneath You

A great motivational video for powerlifting.

Periodize Your Training with Block Periodization

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.

No Squat Rack at Gym

Some options, if the gym you have a membership at doesn’t have a squat rack.

How to Breathe | Breathing 101

A tutorial video on how to breathe properly. A proper breathing pattern can help improve your core strength, safeguard your spine when lifting weights and help better your posture.

Should You Overhead Press?

An article outlining my opinion on whether or not people should utilize overhead pressing movements in their workout routines.

Ideals for People You Love

Trying to force your ideals on the people you love is wrong. The video and additional information provided in this post explains why.

Keep Calm and Lift On T-Shirts

Some badass gym t-shirts with the text “Keep Calm and Lift On” jacked from the British “Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda posters used for World War II.

Accept Challenges

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.

Shoulder (P)rehab Routine

A look at what I’m currently doing to rehab my (mildly) injured shoulder. Included are videos of self myofascial release, shoulder-specific mobility drills, various static stretches and shoulder-specific prehab circuits done with light weights.