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  • Training Time
    Lighten up sometimes.
    You do not always have to move the world. Not every training session has to be an all out assault on the muscles. Many people, especially those new to training, think every session has to be a true tank emptying experience. While most of your...
  • Using sports massage for recovery
    Using sports massage for recovery
    In a previous article we discussed using chiropractic treatments for recovery. Another great recovery tool outside of the gym is massage. There are tons of different types. Everyone can find a pressure and massage type that is right for them. Many...
  • Jon Marshall single-ply squat
    Bragging Rights at USPA National Powerlifting Championship Las Vegas 2014
    Whether Raw or Single-Ply lifters had a chance to lift as much as they ever have, breaking National as well as World Records at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, NV. Steve Denison (USPA President) hosted and directed this event for powerlifters across...
  • Chris Riley strength seminar
    Chris Riley's Strength Seminar coming to Broomfield
    Whether your goal is to increase muscle mass, get lean and toned, or just get stronger, strength coaches agree that big, compound lifts like the squat and shoulder press are the way to get there!Chris Riley, the owner of Dallas Strength and...
  • The Deadlift
    The Deadlift
    The most fundamental lift for building full body strength and/or size is the deadlift. Picking up an object from the ground is one of the most basic movements humans can do, and with the exception of the Olympic lifts (which are extremely...
  • Heavy Squatting
    How to improve your squat
    The squat is easily one of the best exercises for strength and mass. Aside from the deadlift, it activates more muscle fibers than any other exercise and should very well be in almost everyone’s workout routine. What happens though is that...
  • The pullup that super-charges your bench
    The pullup that super-charges your bench
    What is the most common limiting factor for intermediate bench-pressers? The chest? The triceps? Many 500 lb pressers will tell you it's the back - specifically the latissimus dorsi, or "lat" muscles.In the article "Tips to...
  • Shawn squatting at 2011 IPL World Championships
    Squatting Raw: 3 Keys To Success
    Alright, I’ll admit it up front – the title of this article already has some controversy to it. But honestly, I don’t want to go that route of who does what or wears what or eats what or drives what or votes for whom. Cool? In...
  • Special Olympian running.
    Gender disparity among Bay State Special Olympians does not dissuade winners
    Massachusetts Summer Special Olympics took place at sports venues at Harvard and Boston University this last weekend, June 15-17, and boasts participants and winners in each of the following sports classifications: Aquatics (swimming), athletics...
  • Overhead Squat
    Assistance Exercises
    In the article preceding this one, the basic template of a good weight lifting routine given. Barring a major physical impediment or doctor's orders, a good balanced weight training routine will be based on squats, deadlifts, bench press, bent...
  • Ed Gillie
    World champion powerlifter, Ed Gillie, succumbs to cancer at age 69
    The Tampa Bay area is mourning the loss of fitness and powerlifting icon Ed Gillie who passed away Saturday January 21, 2012 after an 8-year battle with colon cancer. Although his story reads like a work of fiction, it is true in its entirety.Ed...
  • Matt's deadlift bar
    Program review: Wendler's 5/3/1
    The Pareto Principle holds that eighty percent of our results come from twenty percent of our activities. There is nowhere that this is more true than in fitness training, and this is philosophy from which Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program...
  • squat
    Overview of Powerlifting
    Power lifting is the hobby and sport of lifting as much weight as possible in three different lifts. These lifts are the bench press, deadlift, and back squat. The sport has weight classes, and there are some “natural classes” aka drug...
  • Last Stand
    Rest Pause Training for Powerlifting
    Rest Pause Training for PowerliftingVersion 3: 06/30/11by Shawn “Future” B√©llonDedicated to Wes aka Ironaddict:I love and miss you. I hope you are proud of how I am living as a man and loving all sentient beings.Rest in peace...Intro...
  • Bench Press
    Technique tips for a bigger bench press
    While the bench press is one of, it not the most, common exercise seen in the weight room, it is also one which is performed incorrectly nine times out of ten. Luckily, there are a few quick technique fixes that can help:1. Position your Legs:One...