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Podcast Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine
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Podcast Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine

Wrestler and MMA fighter-turned-powerlifter Robb Philippus discusses squatting 905 naked-knee his first year, lifting over 2,200 pounds in competition, and why thinking can hurt you in the cage. Learn how this father of two channels his mindset, drawing as much inspiration from Freud as from Fight Club, and why committing to a task can enable anyone to hold their head high against any challenge and persevere. August 26, 2019 32 min read
Podcast Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If you let me lift, I will break a world record''
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Podcast Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If you let me lift, I will break a world record''

A true legend in powerlifting and a pioneer in women's strength, Laura Phelps discusses how training to improve her physique accidently led her to discover her true passion: powerlifting. Gymnastics and marathon running had made her flexible and focused, but it was an unwavering confidence in her own abilities and heartfelt promise to a promoter that led Phelps to shatter world records right from the start. Strength, determination, and an abandoned department store all played a role in helping this one-time bodybuilder rise to the top of women's powerlifting. June 19, 2019 72 min read
Podcast Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours
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Podcast Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours

After Scottish powerlifter Fergus Crawley survived a suicide attempt in 2016, he turned his life around with the help of an unlikely ally–a French Bulldog puppy. Then, he set his sights on one of the most grueling strength records out there: the most weight squatted in 24 hours. We did deep into his incredible story, and geek out on all the training deets. November 26, 2018 54 min read
Podcast Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform
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Podcast Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform

On the verge of her fourth go-round in the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals, Meg Squats talks with us about her prep, how she used her program Uplifted to great effect in the offseason, and what she'd tell herself if she had it all to do over again. October 15, 2018 32 min read
Ask the Super Strong Guy: Can I Build Strength With Singles?
Powerlifting

Ask the Super Strong Guy: Can I Build Strength With Singles?

You don't train for baseball by hitting the tackling dummies or prepare for court action by catching fly balls. Your training should be dictated by your sport. For powerlifters, it's all about mastering one single rep. June 18, 2018 2 min read
Women's Powerlifting: What's The Best Way To Get Started?
Powerlifting

Women's Powerlifting: What's The Best Way To Get Started?

Ladies, it's time to toss aside those plastic-covered dumbbells and grab some iron. If you're thinking about heading down the powerlifting path, here are some tips to help you find your way. April 25, 2018 3 min read
Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Do I Find My Best Deadlift Stance?
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Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Do I Find My Best Deadlift Stance?

There's a lot to be learned by studying the deadlift stances of the greats, but ultimately, each body has different strengths. Here's how to find your own best position. April 13, 2018 2 min read
Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell
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Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding? December 27, 2017 64 min read
Can You Join This New Two-Lift 1,000-Pound Club?
Powerlifting

Can You Join This New Two-Lift 1,000-Pound Club?

To be clear, most people can't. But 39-year-old NFL linebacker James Harrison isn't most people. June 06, 2017
The 2017 Arnold Classic Strongman Preview: Athletes To Watch
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The 2017 Arnold Classic Strongman Preview: Athletes To Watch

Zydrunas Savickas takes on The Mountain from "Game of Thrones," women confront the stone, and disabled athletes get their chance to shine at the biggest strength-sport event on the planet. March 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter
Powerlifting

Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter

The world's strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell's PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits! January 29, 2017 36 min read
3 Keys To Skyrocketing Your Powerlifts
Powerlifting

3 Keys To Skyrocketing Your Powerlifts

A weak core or grip can limit the raw strength of your big powerlifts. Learn to improve all 3 types of essential strength. December 21, 2016 5 min read
5 Strength Feats You Didn't Know Existed
Powerlifting

5 Strength Feats You Didn't Know Existed

How much can you bent press or Anderson squat? Can you do a single tiger bend or 90-degree push-up without falling on your grill? Here are 5 records you never knew existed! August 31, 2016 3 min read
5 Ways A Bodybuilder Should Train Like A Powerlifter
Powerlifting

5 Ways A Bodybuilder Should Train Like A Powerlifter

Integrating a strength-focused phase into your training can pay size dividends—so long as you don't focus on shortcuts. July 19, 2016 4 min read
Powerlifting Training For The Beginner!
Powerlifting

Powerlifting Training For The Beginner!

What I advise is using the basics. Even the most hardcore training methods revolve around simple principles, the main one being; lift heavier weights, get stronger... July 19, 2016 3 min read
6 Steps To Succeed At Your First Powerlifting Meet!
Powerlifting

6 Steps To Succeed At Your First Powerlifting Meet!

More people than ever are throwing themselves into the challenge of competitive powerlifting. Here's what you need to know to minimize the stress and maximize the success! July 18, 2016 7 min read
6 Steps To Succeed At Your First Powerlifting Meet!
Powerlifting

6 Steps To Succeed At Your First Powerlifting Meet!

More people than ever are throwing themselves into the challenge of competitive powerlifting. Here's what you need to know to minimize the stress and maximize the success! February 16, 2016 8 min read
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5 Ways A Bodybuilder Should Train Like A Powerlifter
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5 Ways A Bodybuilder Should Train Like A Powerlifter

Integrating a strength-focused phase into your training can pay size dividends—so long as you don't focus on shortcuts. February 10, 2016 4 min read
Karen Campbell: Powerlifting Grandma
Powerlifting

Karen Campbell: Powerlifting Grandma

This 52-year-old definitely benches more than you. Meet Karen Campbell, the powerlifter who pushes through middle age fearlessly, setting records along the way! November 16, 2015 5 min read
From Fat To Jacked: Mark Bell
Powerlifting

From Fat To Jacked: Mark Bell

Mark Bell felt he was too fat. He got squashed under a heavy squat and decided to slash weight. See how this powerlifter cut the carbs to lost fat and drop down a weight class. October 08, 2015 12 min read
Blast Powerlifting Competition With Mental Prep Program!
Powerlifting

Blast Powerlifting Competition With Mental Prep Program!

If powerlifting is important to you, a mental imager program will prove to be invaluable. Use the following program to reach ideal performance levels. October 08, 2015 10 min read
Finding Your Perfect Bench Press With Eric Spoto
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Finding Your Perfect Bench Press With Eric Spoto

Want to bench like a powerlifter? All-time raw bench press record holder Eric Spoto provides step-by-step instructions right here! June 11, 2015
Raw Unity 9 Live Webcast
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Raw Unity 9 Live Webcast

This event is a favorite of powerlifters everywhere. Tune in to our live webcast and you won’t miss a minute! February 06, 2015
Build Strength And Size With Powerbuilding!
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Build Strength And Size With Powerbuilding!

This hybrid program combines the best elements of strength and hypertrophy into a single 8-week program for incredible gains in strength and size! January 05, 2015 6 min read
Build Strength And Size With Powerbuilding!
Powerlifting

Build Strength And Size With Powerbuilding!

This hybrid program combines the best elements of strength and hypertrophy into a single 8-week program for incredible gains in strength and size! January 05, 2015 5 min read
7 Ways To Force Muscle Growth
Powerlifting

7 Ways To Force Muscle Growth

Training for strength requires determination, but you also need a sound strategy. Break through lifting plateaus with these 7 variations on the principle of overload. November 20, 2014
Broaden Your Back In 8 Moves
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Broaden Your Back In 8 Moves

Bring up your upper lats and spread your wings with these effective strategies for building a back that blocks out the sun. November 04, 2014
6 Ways To Maximize Your Gains
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6 Ways To Maximize Your Gains

Train, eat, sleep, repeat. With that philosophy and these 6 pro tips, you'll be well on your way toward astronomical muscle growth! October 27, 2014
What Is The Best Powerlifting Workout?
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What Is The Best Powerlifting Workout?

What is the best powerlifting workout? Find out what other people from the message boards think... August 20, 2014 11 min read
10 Laws Of Strength From Louie Simmons
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10 Laws Of Strength From Louie Simmons

If you have dreams of being the best, you need to learn from the best. Louie Simmons has set the bar for strength—and strength instruction—for nearly 40 years. Here are 10 lessons from the master you can put into action today! August 17, 2014 9 min read
From Powerlifter To Bodybuilder
Powerlifting

From Powerlifter To Bodybuilder

Shawn Frankl went from focusing on strength as a powerlifter to carving out a bodybuilder's physique. He followed different approaches to training and nutrition but learned that, above all else, nutrition is the key. July 20, 2014
7 Ways To Maximize Your Strength And Speed
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7 Ways To Maximize Your Strength And Speed

Strength and speed are both essential, but the real key to performance lies in combining the two. Learn the 7 principles of power. June 11, 2014
Build Your Strength Foundation: 12 Exercises For Powerlifting Beginners
Powerlifting

Build Your Strength Foundation: 12 Exercises For Powerlifting Beginners

Lots of guys want to be big and lift big weight. But you can't expect to go from 12-ounce curls to a 500-pound squat in one day. Here are some strength-building basics you need to know! May 01, 2014 4 min read
Ask The Muscle Prof: Is Bulking Really Necessary?
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Ask The Muscle Prof: Is Bulking Really Necessary?

Ask the Muscle Prof: Is the traditional bulking and cutting routine more trouble than it's worth? Jacob Wilson, PhD, weighs in with answers you need to succeed. April 10, 2014
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Mass Class Training: The Fundamentals Of Muscle Growth
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Mass Class Training: The Fundamentals Of Muscle Growth

I want to bring this sport to a new level with the latest science has to offer, and I want you to ride along with me. Pull up a chair and get out your notebook. Mass Class is about to begin. March 03, 2014
Down Under The Bar: The Road To The CAPO Powerlifting Nationals
Powerlifting

Down Under The Bar: The Road To The CAPO Powerlifting Nationals

Meet five of the world's top powerlifters and watch their inspiring stories as they prepare for the competition of a lifetime! February 09, 2014 4 min read
Ask The Ripped Dude: ''How Much Muscle Can I Put On Naturally?''
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Ask The Ripped Dude: ''How Much Muscle Can I Put On Naturally?''

With all the gimmicks and mixed messages about muscle mass, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. Learn how much you can expect to put on naturally and what you can realistically expect in terms of gains. August 28, 2013 3 min read
Atlas Stone Training: The World Is In Your Hands
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Atlas Stone Training: The World Is In Your Hands

Train with Atlas stones to get stronger, more explosive, and more powerful. Whether you're a fighter or just want a fit physique, you can train like a Titan. February 21, 2013 4 min read
How To Gain Weight Fast: Get The Facts
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How To Gain Weight Fast: Get The Facts

Get the facts behind gaining weight fast. Free fitness programs, meal plans, and the lowest prices on supplements to help you gain weight! December 19, 2012
Jen Rankin Thompson, 2011 BodySpace Spokesmodel Winner—Follow Her Program!
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Jen Rankin Thompson, 2011 BodySpace Spokesmodel Winner—Follow Her Program!

Jennifer Rankin Thompson doesn't just tell her story; she offers you a roadmap as well. She reveals the training, nutrition and supplementation strategies that allowed her to reach the top. April 05, 2011
Your 12-Week Daily Bulking Trainer - Series Overview
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Your 12-Week Daily Bulking Trainer - Series Overview

Bodybuilding.com presents your 12-Week Daily Bulking Trainer! Get an overview of the series with expert Brandon Poe! April 04, 2010
Build Huge Delts And Massive Horseshoe Tris, Just Like Gustavo!
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Build Huge Delts And Massive Horseshoe Tris, Just Like Gustavo!

Take one look at Gustavo and you'll see why his jaw-dropping delt and tricep development stands out! Gustavo reveals his delt and tricep-blasting program. You too can build massive shoulders and tris with the following workout! April 02, 2008
Why Powerlifting (And Not Bodybuilding)?
Powerlifting

Why Powerlifting (And Not Bodybuilding)?

Described simply, powerlifting is training to maximize one's strength in the squat, bench press and deadlift with the end goal to achieve a PR... Read on as I describe my journey and training routine to becoming a better powerlifter! October 31, 2006 10 min read
Weightlifting: The Bulgarian Blitz!
Powerlifting

Weightlifting: The Bulgarian Blitz!

So why do the Bulgarians have such a successful national weightlifting program? Do they use anabolics in excess? Do they need to use them? I will answer this question and more right here. October 17, 2005 10 min read
What Is The Best Mass-Building Workout For Skinny Beginners?
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What Is The Best Mass-Building Workout For Skinny Beginners?

Sign up on the Bodybuilding.com forums for your chance to win free supplements! This week we will cover what is the best mass-building workout for skinny beginners? October 03, 2005
If You Really Want To Gain Muscle And Grow... Get Ready For The Off Season!
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If You Really Want To Gain Muscle And Grow... Get Ready For The Off Season!

You need to have a plan in place to keep growing for the next season. Get some ideas right here about how you can keep growing. Training, diet, and supplementation are still the main points to success. Read on for more. September 06, 2005 5 min read
Super Charging The 5x5 Program For Massive Gains In Size And Strength!
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Super Charging The 5x5 Program For Massive Gains In Size And Strength!

People need to believe that existing training regimens really do work and that life does not have to be that complicated. Today I will share with you the tried and true 5x5 program. Yes it does work. July 28, 2005 8 min read
How Do I Get Started In Powerlifting?
Powerlifting

How Do I Get Started In Powerlifting?

Powerlifting training is a great way to build strength and physical power and add slabs of thick muscle to your physique. To get an idea about performing in powerlifting I have put together some useful information including judging the three main lifts. June 21, 2005 4 min read
Side Comparison Of Power And Olympic Squats!
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Side Comparison Of Power And Olympic Squats!

No other exercise in the athlete’s arsenal is as necessary as the squat. There are also several ways to do this exercise. Which is best? April 04, 2005 2 min read
Explosive Strength Workout!
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Explosive Strength Workout!

This is the 8-Week Program that I used two months before the World U. Games held in Beijing China, in August of 2001. July 19, 2004
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