December 2013

Optimal, Not Brutal: Conditioning for Fat Loss and Weight Class Management By Julia Ladewski The off-season lifter usually takes one of two approaches: Eat so much that they get fat, bloated and completely out of shape Use that time to clean up their diet and drop some body fat No matter the general approach, one thing is consistent for most lifters, no cardio! Most lifters all fear that they will forfeit their strength gains and or lack the energy to really give it their all for their strength sessions. No matter which of the two general approaches above you tend to take, these conditioning tools are...

This is officially my first blog and I’m excited to share this new experience with AtLarge’s customers and fans! First, let me tell you a little bit about me. I began competing in powerlifting 3 years ago (yea, still an amateur) with my best competition lifts being a 295 squat, 180 bench, and 305 deadlift. My numbers have been up and down over those 3 years, but never where I wanted them to be. For example, my ultimate goal was a 200 bench and I’ve only gotten a taste of 190. Powerlifting is definitely a self-rewarding sport, but can be a...