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2021 March Animal Faceoff

2021 March Animal Faceoff

If you know me, you know I love theoretical animal fights.  Who wins: A chimp vs a pit bull?  An anaconda vs a wolf? The World’s Strongest Man vs a Leopard?  In fact, the most popular article I have on this site about powerlifting is Who Wins: A Gorilla vs A Grizzly (Given all of the good quality fitness info I…

How Strong are You Really?

How Strong are You Really?

It is pretty natural for those who enjoy throwing around the weights to wonder how strong they are compared to others out there.  It is easy to look around your gym and see what others are lifting, and if you are reading this blog and you own a copy of All About Powerlifting it is likely you are one of…

ARE DEADLIFTS WORTH THE RISK?

ARE DEADLIFTS WORTH THE  RISK?

Accomplished strongman Robert Oberst made the comment on Joe Rogan’s podcast (one of the most popular podcasts in the world) that deadlifts that are not worth the risk.  Here is his exact quote:  “If you are deadlifting to be a better deadlifter, fine.  If you are not doing that for deadlift’s sake, then don’t f*cking do it.  The risk to…

Can Lifting Weights Stunt My Child’s Growth

                I teach a kid’s fitness and fun camp.  When I tell parents about that class, one of the questions I often receive (spoken or unspoken) is: Can lifting weights stunt my child’s growth?  Let me do my best to answer that question as clearly as I can.                 There is no evidence that lifting weights can stunt a child’s…

Gorilla vs Grizzly: Who Wins?

Who would win: A Silverback Gorilla vs a Grizzly Bear There are a lot of potentially awesome animal battles out there: Jaguar vs Anaconda; Man vs Wolf; Tiger vs Crocodile.  One battle that keeps popping up is a Grizzly vs a Silverback Gorilla, who wins? This topic was even recently featured on Joe Rogan’s Podcast.                 I am always amazed…

The Powerlifting Mentorship Program

The Powerlifting Mentorship Program

Have you ever had detailed questions about a lift and you just couldn’t seem to find the exact answer online?  Have you watched an instructional video and then wanted to ask follow-up questions about that technique but were unable to do so?  Would you like to be able to ask program design questions to an experienced coach and then have…