Fitness

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Does Powerlifting Improve Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and deadlifts are about the coolest ways to spend your time, but should you train them both? Probably not. Why? We’ve roped in Chad Wesley Smith to answer this hotly debated question. He’s a sports performance coach who was a two-time collegiate national champion in shot put, he’s consulted for the British Olympic …

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Hey, Powerlifters – Don’t Be Embarrassed To Continue Group Fitness After Quarantine

If you’re an all-barbells-all-the-time lifter — otherwise known as a “what’s a warmup?” or “whomst is cardio?” lifter — you might well never have stepped foot into a group fitness class. But then the pandemic hit, and even if you have the most wide-ranging array of bodyweight exercises to program for yourself… sometimes working out …

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The Best Resources for LGBTQ+ Strength Athletes

Developing a neighborhood of strength athletes for yourself when you’re a queer lifter can be … made complex. Transphobia and homophobia in strength sports, well, it’s not non– current. There’s the gendered competition classifications that frequently exclude trans and nonbinary lifters, the periodic ableism, and the kind of “old fashioned” views that tend to fester …

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3 Foolproof Ways to Never Have a Bad Workout Again (Seriously!)

We’ve all been there.  You head into the gym feeling great, your warmups move like butter, and then…everything somehow goes wrong. You miss your top set, or your technique falls apart, or – god forbid – you even get injured.   Bad days suck, and there’s no way around that fact.  But there are ways to …

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Kiera Aston Deadlifts a Monstrous 230kg for 5 Easy Reps

When it comes to owning high level accolades in multiple strength sports at a young age, few athletes compare and stack up to 21 year old Kiara Aston. The United Kingdom based figure competitor and powerlifter has been absolutely destroying weight on the deadlift lately and she recently shared a set that has turned handfuls …

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A Vegan Bodybuilder and Powerlifter Talk Eating for Strength and Muscle

Your body does not precisely operate on meat and plants and dairy. It works on macronutrients and micronutrients(and, OK, enzymes and phytonutrients and other things) and there are no essential nutrients you can’t find on a plant-based diet. … Except Vitamin B12, which both of the athletes we’re profiling today supplement with. In this post …

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Better Glutes, Better Pulls: How Powerlifters Should Approach Posterior Training

It goes without saying that booty training is, well, a “hot” subject on social media (pun intended). While glute training guidance is usually tailored towards females, the truth is, everybody, specifically powerlifters, can take advantage of reinforcing their glutes. I ‘d go so far as to state that a lot of powerlifters disregard their whole …

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The Ultimate Guide to Strength Sports for Masters Athletes (And Why They’re for You)

The last thing we want anybody to think is that if they’re over 35, physical fitness is out of their reach. There are numerous folks because “Masters” age group lifting hundreds of kilograms and contending at elite levels– yes, over 35 is thought about “Masters” for many strength sports, and no, that’s really not even …

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4 Barbell Exercises You Should Try Adding Bands To

Resistance bands are one of my favorite training accessory tools. Not only can you stretch and train in multiple planes of motion  but adding them to barbell and dumbbell exercises challenges the muscle at the end of the motion where the weight feels the lightest. Because the further the band stretches the greater the resistance which …

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How Russel Orhii and Amanda Lawrence Overcome Tough Training Days

At some point in our lifting careers, we all run into time frames when training gets really ridiculously tough. These tough training sessions could be the product of increasing competition, pushing past personal limits, working through sticking points, or overcoming injuries. Regardless the reason why training is getting harder, everyone at some level understands what …

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