When I was in college, all of the football players lived together in one large athletic dorm called McGee Hall, on the old Furman University campus. As strange as it may seem there were no coaches or any other adults living in the dormitory with… Read more
There has been quite a bit of controversy as to whether or not power lifting competitions should be held and who should govern these lifts. I served on the first committee for power lifting appointed by Mr. David A. Matlin, National AAU Weightlifting… Read more
A friend of mine, not long ago, was stuck for two months at 218 lbs. bodyweight and a 205 lb. bench press. Try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to make any headway with his limit attempt. His training partner, who weighed 30 lbs. less than he, … Read more
Do I Work Traps with Shoulders or Back?
Traps can be worked with either your shoulders or back. Your traps and shoulders work together on many shoulder exercises, such as the military press and lateral raise.
Your traps are also heavily used … Read more
When Should I Add Weight?
Progression is king in muscle building. To get bigger, you have to add more weight to the bar. Even if you are using high intensity techniques including rest-pause work, slow negative training, etc., you can’t… Read more