Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting: Worlds Collide…

“I train to lift a heavy barbell a total of nine times across three main lifts” vs “I need to maximize muscle size and definition in the objective eyes of expert judges in order to win”

Yeah…it’s time for the bodybuilding vs poewerlifting debate.

CrossFit vs Powerlifting: “Elite Fitness” and HEAVY Lifts

Whether you want to build muscle, increase your cardiovascular health and capacity, or find a “supportive” fitness community, both CrossFit and powerlifting have their merits. Today, we’re going to provide a clear picture of each, broken into important sub-category areas of consideration, to help you decide what you want your next obsession to be.

What is Powerbuilding? The Love-child of Powerlifting & Bodybuilding

Powerbuilding is an innovative fitness strategy that combines the benefits of powerlifting and bodybuilding. It’s designed for individuals who are looking to gain both strength and muscle mass simultaneously.

At its core, powerbuilding incorporates the heavy lifting and progressive overload while also prioritizing hypertrophy….fun!

Powerlifting vs Weightlifting – The Final Battle…

Today, we’re going to look at the two in a classic “versus battle” format. Powerlifting vs weightlifting is an oft-requested matchup. With so much going for both of these disciplines, it’s going to be really hard to crown a champion.

In either case, you’re going to be working hard, getting stronger, and ultimately able to shift a lot of weight.

The KingsBox C-bar: Our Review

I have had the opportunity to use many of different KingsBox products over the last few years, to include a few different barbells. Currently, my primary training barbell is the company’s The C-bar.

The RitFit BLP01 Leg Press/Hack Squat Machine – Our Review

The RitFit BLP01 (referred to as simply the BLP01 in the article) is a budget-friendly specialty machine from a newer fitness brand. Only being marketed as being useful for leg presses and hack squats, you would think it would be pretty hard to mess this up?

Right?

Right!

How Much Does a Smith Machine Bar Weigh? Prepare to be Disappointed…

We all know that the Smith Machines makes the bar feel a bit lighter than “free” barbells (which we normally chalk up to the bar path being pretty much set), but..is it?

Today, we’re going to put this question to rest and while we can’t give an exact answer, we can discuss how much a Smith Machine bar can weigh.

To Squat and Deadlift on the Same Day..or Not

Two fundamental exercises stand out as the pillars of strength training and general “getting big” training: the squat and the deadlift. Both are have hitters for developing lower body and core strength and (should!) make up significant portions of your lifting regimen.

…so…why not squat and deadlift in the same workout session?