The Benefits of Water and The Effects of Water Consumption on Muscles and Muscular Strength

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Introduction   If you don’t drink water, you will die. It’s that important. There is a simple rule of three that you can follow: An average human being can live for roughly three months exposed completely to the elements, three weeks without food, three days without water and three minutes without oxygen. For most of us, we should prioritize the …

50 Tips For Competing at a Powerlifting Competition

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It’s what all your training has been geared towards, and you are finally able to test your strength and get some ‘official’ numbers. A powerlifting competition is fun, exciting and a bench mark to hold yourself against in future. It can also be nerve-wracking, intense and overwhelming. You will want to reduce the chances of something going wrong as much …

My Personal Journey to Powerlifting

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Setting The Stage Having been ‘training’, ‘working out’, lifting weights – whatever you want to call it for 19 years now I’ve had a go at pretty much everything. Except Crossfit. I’ve made friends, some enemies, injured every part of my body at least once, and been in some amazing gyms (for different reasons) around the world. I’ve always been …

Genetic Precursors to Strength

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Introduction   Genetics explain a lot of the differences in strength and muscularity between person to person. Specifically, the size of your frame, how many muscle fibres you’re born with, and how well you respond to training essentially separate you from your training partner or someone who can squat 400kg.   This leads us to think; Am I really in control …

The History of Powerlifting

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The History of Powerlifting   Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. There has been a great deal of confusion relating to the origins and roots of powerlifting. The conflict which has enveloped it in recent years hasn’t helped to clarify it very much. The deadlift …

The Deadlift; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

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Introduction   The two main styles of barbell deadlift that have been explored in the research and which are contested in the sport of powerlifting both use the straight bar and are the conventional and sumo styles. The conventional deadlift style uses a narrower stance of around 32 – 33cm compared to around 65 – 70cm in the sumo style …

The Bench Press; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

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    Introduction   The bench press is of course one of the three powerlifts, and is performed to a set of strict rules. In contrast to the squat, the bench press is not performed (with as much purpose) by weightlifters. Weightlifters may bench press as part of their training, but due to the plain of movement it is not …

The Squat; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

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Introduction We all know how to squat, right? Our coaches make sure that our techniques are correct, and make sure that we’re making the most of our bio-mechanical advantages. Whether we squat to increase the weight we can move, or as an assistance exercise for other movements, there are reasons why the movements are different. This article will help explain …

Ten of The Strongest People in History

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There are many different factors that I’ve considered whilst compiling this list such as; Weight lifted, variation of lifts, verification, available training methods, availability (and use) of PED’s, bodyweight and excellence in a particular area / lift. Some may disagree and will be looking for names such as Bill Kazmaier, Žydrūnas Savickas or Mariusz Pudzianowski. This list is only personal opinion, and …

Creating Neural Pathways in Powerlifting (Muscle Memory)

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Neural Pathway A neural pathway is a series of neurons connected together to enable a signal to be sent from one brain region to another. Neurons are connected by a single nerve fibre or by bundles of nerve fibres known as tracts. A neural pathway that serves to connect relatively distant areas of the brain or nervous system is a bundle of neurons, known collectively as white matter. A …