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Post Competition Review & Recovery

Introduction In a previous article I detailed my preparation for the Greater Manchester Championships on 29th April 2018, and I have now recovered enough muscle function to write a review of my day. I shall go into more detail regarding recovery later on, and how this is changing (and getting […]

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Powerlifting Formulas – Is Wilks Best, and What Are the Alternatives?

Introduction   At every powerlifting competition, the best lifter for each age group / weight class / gender is worked out using a certain formula. This formula takes into account, generally, three factors – gender, bodyweight & weight lifted. There have been several different formulas used, and different federations and […]

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Cutting Weight for a Powerlifting Competition & My Experience

Introduction   There are various opinions, from various people and sources regarding whether or not you should cut weight for a powerlifting competition, the pros and cons, and whether or not you lose strength doing so; And how much. I entered my latest competition (Greater Manchester Championships, April 29th 2018) […]

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The Effect of Music on Sports Performance

Introduction   We’ve all seen people walking around wearing some sort of headphones, listening to their music on the move. Music is widely accessible, all you need is a phone or some form of digital storage device, and some headphones.   Music means different things to different people, but most […]

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50 Tips For Competing at a Powerlifting Competition

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 […]

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My Personal Journey to Powerlifting

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 […]

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Genetic Precursors to Strength

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.   […]

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The History of Powerlifting

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 […]

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The Squat; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

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 […]

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