Powerlifting

Do I need weightlifting shoes?

Article from sexyasfuck.org Fuck yes, you do. Mark Rippetoe said it (and he is the smartest man I know).  Weightlifting shoes are the only piece of equipment you actually need.  Those probably weren’t his exact words, but I have read it in at least two of his books and on numerous posts of his on […]

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Muscles, resolve on display – thespectrum.com

CEDAR CITY — Many of the participants in Saturday’s Utah Summer Games power lifting competition were the kind one might expect to see at such an event — large, muscular guys who looked like they spend every waking hour at the gym. But there was also a substantial contingency of athletes who impressed the crowd […]

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Mark Rippetoe training videos

Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author of several books and articles on the subject. Mark has several decades of experience as a strength coach and is a former powerlifter. Also known for his brash teaching style and humor, which can be seen in many of the videos found here.

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Health Is Bad For You: My Weird Weekend At Toronto’s Fitness Shitshow

TORONTO—”Dear Toronto Pro Supershow Delegate,” read a slip of paper handed to everyone checking in at Toronto’s Intercontinental Hotel on Friday. “For your convenience we have ‘Special Towels’ through our Housekeeping Department. We recommend that these special towels/ linens be used in conjunction with any treatments that may potentially stain the higher quality linens supplied […]

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Weightlifting Belts: Should You Use One? Pro and Con – BreakingMuscle.com

Article from BreakingMuscle.com. Depending upon who you ask the question, “Should I wear a weightlifting belt?” you can end up getting a “yes”, a “no”, or an “I don’t care.” It can be hard to parse out an easy answer to this question. This article helps sort out some of the confusion…

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5 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Weightlifting Belt – Chet Morjaria, BreakingMuscle.com

Article from BreakingMuscle.com Chet Morjaria Contributor – Strength Training and Olympic Weightlifting Ask half a dozen seasoned lifters about what belt they wear and why, and you will probably get back just as many different answers. In fact, you will probably get back more answers than the questions you asked, as many lifters will have more than one […]

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A New Way to Work Out – Men’s Journal

Article from Men’s Journal By DANIEL DUANE Turns out getting strong – really strong – is the key to true fitness. The following program is the perfect introduction to strength training. Whether you’re totally new to strength training or coming back from a long layoff, this stripped-down program is ideal for the initial four to six […]

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