Testing Phase Training: Conquer Weaknesses Through Self-Awareness

kyle keough squat

by Kyle Keough in Powerlifting Articles

In this article, I’ll detail the components of a testing phase that I have used on a few lifters for whom I’ve programmed. First, a “testing phase” is simply a phrase that I use to delineate a mesocycle in which the lifter’s strengths and weaknesses are tested and evaluated. The developmental goal in this phase… → Read More

Out of the Frying Pan & Into the Fire: A Pro’s Story of Injury and Triumph

Dan Harrison

by Dan Harrison in Injury and Recovery, Powerlifting Articles, Strongman Articles

So here I am in my immaculately clean (that’s a lie) apartment in northern Okayama Prefecture, somewhere in rural Japan between Osaka and Hiroshima. During one of the best parts of my day, my morning shower, I was pondering over the many injuries I’ve been rewarded with since I first began my quest at age… → Read More

Powerlifting and Philosophy III: What Michel Foucault Can Tell Us about Enforcing Rules in Powerlifting

Misha Koklyaev 687.5 Lb/312.5 Kg x 9 Squat – No Wraps

by Kyle Keough in Powerlifting Articles

It’s been a great many months since I’ve attempted to pen the third addition to a “Powerlifting and Philosophy” I started once upon a time. The premise of this series, originally, was to adopt different philosophical perspectives; these perspectives, I wagered, might shed new light on some of the most regularly debated (and admittedly tired!)… → Read More

Killer Stretch for Improved Overhead Press Flexibility [Video]


by Brandon in Mobility, Video Articles

If you are anything like me, your overhead flexibility sucks. Don’t sweat it, you are not alone. Poor overhead flexibility is a common problem that could be keeping you from pressing bigger weights overhead, and reaping all the benefits of overhead lifts. Elliott Hulse has a simple stretch to help gain the flexibility needed for overhead lifts. One of… → Read More

Paused Bench Reps for a Better Bench Press [Video]


by Katelyn in Powerlifting Articles, Video Articles

Connor Lutz, IPF world record bench press holder [403 Lb] in the 183 Lb class, has been featured by Jonnie Candito to give his opinion on why everyone should pause their bench repetitions on the chest. Connor believes it is very important to pause all of your bench press repetitions in training, especially as a… → Read More

How to – Deadlift Technique by Pete Rubish [Video]

deadlift lockout

by Katelyn in Powerlifting Articles, Powerlifting Tutorials, Video Articles

Pete shares a few technique tips, and tricks on performing the deadlift. He believes you need to be as explosive as possible while performing the deadlift. Pull your warm ups just as you would if you were doing a max…Keep all reps as quick as possible. Deadlift Set-Up Pete prefers to deadlift barefoot, and advises… → Read More

Andrey Malanichev Answers Questions from Fans


by Katelyn in Powerlifting Articles

Andrey was kind enough to perform a live AMA on Reddit during his stay in New York this past week following his world record performance. Andrey currently hold the highest raww powerlifting total with 2469.1 Lb, and the heaviest raw squat with wraps performed in competition with 1014 Lb. During the AMA Andrey covers topics… → Read More

Jeremy Hamilton Interview [Video]

Jeremy Hamilton 765x2

by Brandon in Powerlifting Articles, Powerlifting Interviews, Video Articles

Jeremy Hamilton is an elite powerlifter in the 220 pound weight class. He placed first last year (2013) at Raw Unity Meet 6 totaling nearly 2000 without knee wraps. That is, a 722 Lb Squat, 501 Lb Bench, and a 727 Lb Deadlift. Omar Isuf from the OmarIsuf YouTube channel put this video together with… → Read More

How the Lats Help the Bench Press [Video]

Chris Duffin Bench

by Brandon in Powerlifting Articles

Chris Duffin made a video showing how the back, specifically the lats, can actually help press a barbell to lockout on the bench. He mentions one can strengthen the bench press by solely strengthening the lats. This may be a response to an article written by Mike Israetel, which argued that back work for the… → Read More

Deadlift Technique and Set Up by Richard Hawthorne [Video]

Richard Hawthorne Deadlift

by Katelyn in Powerlifting Articles, Powerlifting Tutorials

Richard Hawthorne joins team Animal in their “Big on the Basics” series providing viewers with deadlift technique, and set-up tips. Deadlift Set-Up When setting up for a deadlift, Richard believes the barbell should be moving in a straight line, and should not be touching the shins. Richard’s deadlift set-up tips: – Barbell should be over… → Read More