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

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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 sports use different ones, for different reasons. The accuracy and …

The Effect of Music on Sports Performance

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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 can appreciate the change in mood brought on by their …

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 …

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 …

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 …