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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. …

All-Time Records

All-Time Records

The Arnold expo happened recently and scrolling through my social media feed I saw several incredible lifts including a few new all-time world records.  In my book All About Powerlifting I listed the All-Time World Records for each lift but it has been a few years and some of them have changed.  In addition I thought it would be cool…

5 Best Exercises for Legs

5 Best Exercises for Legs

I believe that proper exercise selection is very important to help one achieve their goals.  If you are going to be busting your butt in the gym you want to spend your time on something that will actually give you the results you are after.  To that end I have compiled the 5 best exercises for the muscle group you…

The Online Powerlifting Summit

The Online Powerlifting Summit

  Seminars are awesome.  It is always exciting to connect with some of the best minds in the field, meet new people, learn new ideas, and get rejuvenated about a topic you are passionate about.  But let’s be honest.  Often they are prohibitively expense, sometimes they are filled with BS info from crappy presenters, and the time and expense to…

Science vs Anecdotal Evidence

Science vs Anecdotal Evidence

Recently I was scrolling through my facebook feed, seeing posts about new PR’s, holiday meals, and excitement about the new Star Wars movie.  I came across a post from another fitness professional who is very well read and educated and whose opinion I respect.  He said: Don’t understand why lifters perform reverse grip triceps pressdowns. The triceps attaches at the…

Who are the experts

Who are the experts

When you look for an expert, what do you look for?  Of course they have “know their stuff” but it goes deeper than that, right?  You want someone who has “been there, done that” and also someone that explain exactly why and how it works at the same time.  When it comes to building strength and fitness we don’t just…

Take your own bodyfat with ease

Take your own bodyfat with ease

Powerlifters tend not to obsess over their body fat the way some do in the fitness industry, and they certainly don’t have to be as lean as bodybuilders.  At the same time, spend enough hours in the gym and you can’t help but to appreciate the time and effort it takes to build a lean physique.  In addition, in any…

Want a free shirt?

Want a free shirt?

As a lifter, one of my favorite parts about competing in a powerlifting competition was getting that new meet T-shirt.  Particularly if the meet went well or if I set a new PR, it was always fun adding a new T-shirt to the collection.  And when you saw other lifters in the gym and around town wearing one of those…