How Much Warmup Is Enough?

If you’ve ever done any amount of heavy lifting, you know that it’s not generally a good idea to pop into the gym, slip under the barbell, and start off with a 90% TM (training max) set. Not only will it feel incredibly shitty, but you’ll generally also feel much […]

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What Are Sticking Points

For all intermediate lifters, there comes the dreaded period when your lifts begin to slow, your progress hits a halt, and your weights reach a plateau. You feel as though the climb is getting steeper, and you’re starting to dread your AMRAP sets and 95% training max sets. You’re probably […]

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Sitting Sucks for Powerlifting

If you’re an intermediate lifter and you’re starting to get hip problems while lifting, then I feel your pain. Or at least something similar to it. In accordance with an incredibly tight right hip, I also have frequent anterior hip pain after squatting, coupled with a general lower back muscle […]

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Your First Month of Training

Is it your first month of training? If so, welcome. No matter who you are, you’ve decided you want to lift to get stronger, or bigger, or more confident. There are plenty of reasons to pump the iron, but as long as you’re doing it because you actually enjoy it […]

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Mobility Tests for Powerlifting

Mobility is a little bit of magic word in weightlifting and powerlifting, especially as new people are popping into the weight room and are finding that some things aren’t quite as easy to do as seen on Instagram or Reddit. A lot of people struggle to get into a proper […]

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Why You Need to Learn to Hook Grip

The hook grip has been in use in the Olympic weightlifting community for decades. Used for very heavy pulls and on-stage competition, the hook grip is pretty simple but brutal, and is essentially limitless. What I mean by that is that when you’re pulling a snatch or a clean and […]

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Compound Lifts and Abs

If you’ve been lifting for any amount of time, chances are you’ve heard someone mention that if you’re lifting, you basically don’t need to train your abs. Who cares about crunches and planks and all that boring stuff when you’re lifting heavy weights and bracing and building a strong core […]

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