Powerlifting Federations Comparison

United States Federation Division Bench Shirts Lifting Suits Mono Test Plies Material Plies Material Brief 100% Raw 0 – 0 – No No Yes AAU Raw 0 – 0 – No No Yes Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol No No…

Powerlifting Rules

Powerlifting Rules Squat Rules – Powerlifting The lift starts with the lifter standing erect and the bar loaded with weights resting on the lifter’s shoulders. At the referee’s command the lift begins. The lifter bends his knees and lowers himself…

Powerlifting

Powerlifting Events Powerlifting consists of 3 events, the squat, deadlift and bench press. There are also push pull only events, where the squat is absent from competition. Also, strict curling has made an appearance in some federation competitions. Powerlifting has…

Nutrition 101, Calorie Basics

LeslieRae Newton

There is a lot of confusion about nutrition out there. I am always asked if I’ve heard about this diet, or that supplement, or been to this website or read that book. The answer varies but one thing stays the…

Dissecting HIT – High Intensity Training – Part 2

In part one of this 2 part article, I gave you a small taste of the history of hit. I made mention of the big 3 of the HIT family tree – Arthur Jones, Mike Mentzer, and Dorian Yates. In…

Dissecting HIT – High Intensity Training – Part 1

HIT (or high intensity training) is by far one of the most underrated and misunderstood training philosophies on the planet. It has been a virtual roller coaster ride in popularity for this once loved idea. From its marketing genius beginnings,…

Getting Warmed Up

Mike Gossett

One question I see over and over again is how do I warm up? I rarely ever answer this question decisively, because it is my belief that a proper warm up is an individual thing. I have offered advice on…