Posts Tagged "Strength Training"

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),…

Powerlifting: How It All Started

Muscle and Brawn Authors

Powerlifting: How It All Started by Peary Rader (1983) Part One There has been a great deal of confusion relating to this sport of powerlifting. The conflict which has enveloped it in recent years hasn’t helped to clarify it very…

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…

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…

Competing In Powerlifting: Priceless Experiences

“The bar is loaded (TBIL)”, shouts the head judge, as I approach the platform with nothing but extreme focus and determination, with my knees suffocated from the wraps.  The squat command was given, and it seemed like an eternity until…

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…