The Do's, Don'ts, Why's, and How's of Cutting Weight for Strength Sports
The process of cutting weight can be confusing, overwhelming, and discomforting if done improperly. It can come with negative health effects and adversely affect your strength. But cutting weight is a big component to the strategy of strength sports and...
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When Should You Use a Weightlifting Belt?
“Weightlifting belts are for the weak!” That’s the purist and opinionated view I had developed over my four-year powerlifting journey. My first coach, Ryan, a colleague personal trainer, taught me powerlifting when I was a 43-year old newbie (I am...
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What You Need to Know to Get Started With Powerlifting
Powerlifting — images featuring well-muscled men wearing singlets, sniffing nose tork and clapping their chalk-covered hands together as they stalk up to the bar might pop into your head just from reading the word. If that’s you, I totally understand....
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My Journey from Figure to Powerlifting
“If I don’t win my pro card, this is a sign. This is it for me. I’m done.” That’s what I told my then coach Alan Aragon, during a pre-show pep talk as we went over my game plan for...
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Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 2
In the previous article, I talked about everything from training to finding a coach to packing for the day's events. And I know what you're thinking... I'm still scared. I can't do this. I'm going to fail. I'm going to get...
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Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 1
As soon as I walk through those gymnasium doors, they are all going to know I’m the newbie. They are going to be watching me. They are going to know that I have no idea what I’m doing. They are...
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