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Your First Strongman Competition, Tips, Tricks and Things You Should Know

So you want to compete in your first Strongman Competition! My first word of advice is find a local training crew that has some of the events you will be encountering in your first competition. You don’t want to start…

Competing In Your 1st Raw Powerlifting Meet

Competing in your 1st Raw powerlifting meet, here are some tips and tricks to help you out. So you manned up and have decided to compete in your first raw powerlifting meet? Good. Here are some tips and tricks of…

Grooming Tips for Strongmen and Powerlifters – Part 1

In no particular order: Bear…Hair Care Trim those split ends! Now before all you “bears” out there go to lynch me – hear me out. I never said you had to shave; frankly, I am against it. All I said…

Gym Etiquette RANT for the Strongman/Powerlifter

Unload your weights! As a powerlifter and strongman I, on a constant basis, am loading and unloading over 300lbs on most exercises and still find the time to re-rack my own weights. These consist of many plates (45), quarters (25),…

Strongmen and Powerlifters: What’s In Your Gym Bag?

Wraps (Heavy Duty support for the joints and muscles to stay safe when dealing with heavy poundage) Wrist Wrap Bands (Simple Velcro and off) Power Wrist Wraps (Come in 12′, 20′ or 36′) Knee Wraps (2.0 meters, 2.5 meters, 3…

The K.I.S.S. Method for Strength Training

This is my personal approach to strength training. K.I.S.S. stands for Keep It Simple Stupid! You want a bigger squat, bench, deadlift, and overhead press? Then why do you do all these other useless movements as your main focus? Curling…

Overcoming Your Sticking Points: A Powerlifter’s Guide to Obtaining their One Rep Max

I walked up to the squat rack, I loaded the bar on my back, it felt heavy so I wimped it out. I couldn’t stabilize myself, and I was shaking. When I went down I felt scared. I hesitated halfway…