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?

How Much Does a Squat Bar Weigh? “Safety”, “Cambered” and All the Rest!

If you’re like most people, your squat numbers are higher than most of your other lifts, to even include some of your “bigger” lifts (like the bench press…except for those of you skip leg day on the reg!)

As much weight as you’re moving though, you probably want to move even more.

Enter the world of “specialty” squat bars.

Floor Press vs Bench Press: The Ultimate Showdown!

The age-old debate: floor press vs bench press…

I’m sure you’ve been losing sleep over this one! 

Lucky for you, if you have been, we have all of the info about these two that you probably never knew you needed!

Strongman vs Powerlifting – Battle of the Beasts!

Impressive feats of strength…mountains of muscle mass…bigger and stronger athletes than in just about any sport? What isn’t there to like about the long-awaited strongman vs powerlifting showdown? As awe-inspiring as these disciplines are, strongman and powerlifting are two different sports, each with their own distinctive rules and objectives. While the highest levels of both involve elite strength athletes lifting … Read more

Rack Pulls vs Deadlift – An Epic Clash of HEAVY Lifts

You like lifting heavy, right?

If so, you probably love the deadlift. There aren’t too many other exercises where you can load the plates on like you can with the deadlift.

…and per that logic, you probably really love rack pulls. If you can deadlift a ton of weight, you can rack pull one-and-a-half tons.

A TRUE clash of the titans!

How to Use Deadlift Straps – Supercharge Your Grip for HEAVY Lifts

If you’ve been hanging out around the gym (even if you mainly train at home!) long enough, you’ve probably seen some guys (usually bigger, more “experienced”-looking guys) slip on some odd-looking “straps” before certain lifts.

Today, we’re going to discuss these small, but extremely useful gym accessories and, most importantly, teach you how to use deadlift straps.

Sumo Deadlift Muscles Worked + Short Arms = PR!

Feet wide…arms close…seems to go against everything we’re taught as lifters.

…but the sumo deadlift muscles worked are numerous!

Also, if you have shorter-than-average arms, you need to be sumo deadlifting, like, yesterday!

Hang Clean vs Power Clean – 5 Fierce Rounds of Battle!

Hang around a CrossFit or Oly weightlifting gym for a day or two and you’re certain to come across that magical word…

Clean

We’re going to cover two of the main varieties. We’ll finish with a showdown reminiscent of the old pay-per-view days, pitting the hang clean vs power cleans in an epic battle!

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.

What are Olympic Lifts? The BEST Lifts!

Today, we’re going to answer that age-old what of “what are Olympic lifts” and by the time we finish, you’ll be scouring the internet for shoes, a lifting barbell, and maybe even some knee sleeves to get started with the lifts!

There will be no excuse not to be doing these lifts, even if you have to set things up in your garage or basement to do so.