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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…

Powerlifting – A Sh*tty Analogy

Powerlifting – A Sh*tty Analogy

Most ‘regular’ people don’t really understand what powerlifting is like.  They don’t understand how powerlifting changes the way you view things, how it seeps into every aspect of your life, and how bad ass it is to throw around some heavy weight.  I want to help those that don’t lift weights understand what powerlifting is all about.  That is the…

The NEW 5×5 Workout

The NEW 5×5 Workout

Most lifters have heard of a 5×5 workout arrangement.  Two legendary strength coaches, Bill Starr and Mark Rippetoe, popularized this training method.  It is simple, easy, and often quite effective. 5×5 involves performing 5 sets of 5 reps on a given exercise (squats, bench, etc) as your main working sets for the day.  5 reps seems to be an ideal…

Introducing All About Program Design

Introducing All About Program Design

Workout programs can be confusing.  How often do I train each lift?  How intense should I go?  What percent of my 1RM do I use?  Should I do 5/3/1 or The Cube or The Shut-Up plan?  How many exercises do I need for each body part?  How does training change when your goals change?  What does the latest exercise science…

Tim in the News

Tim in the News

I wanted to share some recent features that may interest you. I recently wrote a guest post on psychology today discussing my thoughts on assessing and improving your physical wellbeing, available HERE. I was also on the podcast “Cut The S#!t Get Fit” with host Rafal Matuszewski, available HERE. Finally, there has been some debate recently about whether or not…

My Struggle with Fitness

My Struggle with Fitness

Sometimes I struggle with how I feel about my fitness level.  I started working out seriously when I was 14, did my first true powerlifting competition when I was 19 (22 years ago), and I have competed in about 50 meets over the last 2 decades.  I have now been retired from competitive lifting for 3 years. When I look…