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Powerlifting for Women

Powerlifting for Women

I have met some amazing female powerlifters in my last two decades in the sport.  I am not just referring to phenomenal women lifters such as Jennifer Thompson or Sioux-z Hartwig Gary, I am talking about amazing people.  It takes a special kind of person, with a special kind of strength, to break the mold, cast aside old stereotypes, and…

Is Michael Phelps the Greatest of All Time?

Is  Michael Phelps  the Greatest of All Time?

The Olympics is in full swing with the first week typically dominated by swimming and gymnastics – two sports that America (my home country) seems to excel at.  Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time – his medal total alone would be very competitive if he were his own country, and as an individual, it is unprecedented. …

Introducing the Henriques Deadlift Chart

Introducing the Henriques Deadlift Chart

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple chart you could look at that would provide guidance as to how many reps you should train with and what kind of weight you should use for each competitive lift?  You have probably seen Prilepin’s chart – which attempts to do that, but there are 4 big problems with Prilepin’s chart.…

Introducing the Henriques Bench Chart

Introducing the Henriques Bench Chart

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple chart you could look at that would provide guidance as to how many reps you should train with and what kind of weight you should use for each competitive lift?  You have probably seen Prilepin’s chart – which attempts to do that, but there are 4 big problems with Prilepin’s chart.…

The Hierarchy of Strength

The Hierarchy of Strength

The Hierarchy of Strength The Levels Explained   Physical Wellness – This category represents an individual’s physical health and includes things such as injury history, joint stability, and disease state.  The goal in building strength isn’t necessarily to have optimum wellness, instead the goal is that your physical wellness doesn’t limit your expression of strength.  For example one could have…