powerlifting

5 Best Exercises for Back

5 Best Exercises for Back

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 Feel Good, Kick Ass Program

The Feel Good, Kick Ass Program

This program isn’t for everybody.  This program was set-up for a reasonably specific subset of the lifting population.  It was created for those that meeting the following criteria: You are older than 30 You have been training a reasonably long time (5 years for sure, 2+ decades is more common) You are more focused on fitness and less focused on…

What Supplements Should I Take?

What Supplements Should I Take?

Supplements can be confusing business.  First – a few key points.  Supplements are not pre-regulated, they are post regulated.  This means a company doesn’t have to prove that a supplement is safe and effective to sell it, the FDA has to prove it is not safe for it to be banned (and the FDA doesn’t even bother to see if…

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.

Post Competition Training

Post Competition Training

As a powerlifter I break all of my workout programs down into 1 of 3 phases.  The 3 phases are: Post competition General Strength Peaking Post competition is for the time right after a meet.  You can’t just blast away intensely for 10 years straight, the longer you are in this game and the more advanced you get you have…