Author: A J Roberts

If you are a bodybuilder, competitive lifter, athlete, or just someone who likes to train, you will have answered the question “what do you bench?” on more than one occasion. Let’s face it - no one really cares what you can Clean or Squat so if you don’t have a big bench press then maybe it’s time to put down the latest issue of Flex or Muscle and Fitness and pay attention. Unfortunately, with the advancements of the bench press shirts most articles you find discuss advanced methods that are written by the pros and although they are filled with a...

One of the greatest feats of strength that I have ever witnessed was at the 2006 World Powerlifting Congress World Championships / WPO Semi-Finals in Lake George, New York, when Andy Bolton became the first man ever to deadlift 1000lbs. Why was this a monumental moment in powerlifting? In comparison to the bench press and the squat the advancements in equipment have affected the lift very little and so many consider it the only lift that gives a true reflection on who the strongest man alive is. Unfortunately, because the equipment does not give the massive carry over that a bench shirt or...

So you think you want to be a powerlifter, but you have no clue where to start? Well then it's a good thing your reading this article because I am going to try and break down the essentials so you'll be ready to step on the platform by the time you are done! This article describes how you can get started in the sport the right way. I'll touch on the different federations, use of equipment, powerlifting nutrition and gives some sample programs for the big three. After reading this article you should know what it takes to be a powerlifter. Getting...