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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…

My Problem with Steroids

My Problem with Steroids

I have a bit of a mixed opinion on steroids.  In one sense I generally believe people should be able to do whatever they want as long as they aren’t hurting other people.  Even if a certain activity carries a higher level of risk, if an adult wants to engage in it, so be it.  I don’t think base jumping…

Powerlifting for Parents

Powerlifting for Parents

How often might the parent of a teenage boy hear these words: “I would like to be bigger and stronger, so I can..?” If your teenager says that to you, what do you? Maybe their friends have started working out and they feel left behind. Perhaps a coach suggested that they try to get a little bit stronger. It is common for high school coaches of any sport, particularly football, to recommend that their athletes lift weights to help improve their performance. Often the coaches suggest, or sometimes even mandate, that the students participate in powerlifting. The purpose of this article is to assure and inform you the parent of the risks and benefits related to powerlifting.

Should a Strength Coach be Strong?

Should a Strength Coach be Strong?

I see this question pop up every so often in various debates and forums.  Should a strength coach be strong?  Very simply put: Yes.  Please note the use of the word should in the question.  Should you practice what you preach and lead by example?  Yes.  It is ideal for a strength coach to be strong.  I can’t see how…

What is a Winner?

What is a Winner?

Today’s blog comes from Matt Gary, hopefully if you are familiar with powerlifting you know who Matt is. If not this is a good time to get familiar with him. Matt is married to Sioux-z Hartwig-Gary, multi time National Champion and Sioux-z is interviewed in the book. Matt and Sioux-z own Supreme Sports Performance and Training (SSPT), an excellent gym in Rockville, MD that caters to powerlifters, Olympic Lifters, strongmen, and other serious fitness enthusiasts. If you are within an hour or so you should make the trip out there to check it out and get a workout in. You can find more info about his gym here: http://www.supremesportspt.com/

My Experience at the Arnold

My Experience at the Arnold

The Arnold itself is gigantic fitness event that occurs in Columbus, Ohio, every year. It is usually around the end of February or the beginning of March. The event was originally centered around the Arnold Bodybuilding Championship but now there are so many different fitness events taking place it is tough to say it centered around just one thing. The event has also branched out and the activities are no longer purely meathead focused – you will gymnastics, fencing, painting, jump rope, 5K’s among the other more classic activities which include powerlifting, strongman, armwrestling, Olympic Lifting, CrossFit, and bodybuilding.

For the love of Strength

For the love of Strength

Welcome to allaboutpowerlifting.com The mission of this site is promote and support the upcoming new book by the same title – All About Powerlifting – which is due out in the Spring of 2014.  In addition the goal of the site is to promote and support the sport of powerlifting, which is the greatest sport there is. Writing this book…