Coaching powerlifting as your full time job only recently became a viable option for most people. Learn how to tackle it here.
Some think Powerlifting should replace Weightlifting as an Olympic sport, but is that the best move? Learn about the debate here.
Recent changes to bench press rules have caused a lot of commotion, but it's not really about the sport. It's more about marketing.
If you started powerlifting in the past 5 or 10 years, you missed out on the height of equipped lifting's popularity. Learn about it here!
Find out fast how best lifter gets decided at most powerlifting meets in various federations.
Knee sleeves are more popular than ever, but do you need them? Read more to find out.
How do you know you are ready to do a powerlifting meet? The answer might be sooner than you think. Read more to find out why.
Learn everything you need to know about powerlifting for weight loss and training when you're starting overweight.
Strength peaks well into the late 30's and early 40's, so starting powerlifting in your 30's is pretty common. Learn pros and cons here.
Learn why core work improves squat and deadlift technique and what you can do to improve core strength.
Strength and resistance training, especially Powerlifting, promotes increased bone density and positive mental health. Find out more here.
Starting Strength works, but there are better methods that get faster results. Why? How? Find the answers here!
Squat shoes aren't going to make or break your weightlifting career. But they do have benefits you should consider if you compete.
Let’s dive into what a correct stance width should look like for most powerlifters as well as the benefits and drawbacks of certain stances.
Powerlifters know OHP isn't part of the game. But why not? We'll have to go back in time to find out.
Bracing helps reduce the risk of spinal injury under heavy loads, but many powerlifters don't realize it. Here's why it matters.
When I started, I could bench about 95lbs for reps. And I was PROUD. Things have changed a lot since then, and here's the story about how.
Powerlifters can't avoid putting stress on their backs, so strengthening the erectors is vital. That's where Good Mornings come in.
The Duffalo bar is a sure-fire way to get more pec engagement on bench press. Let's go over the benefits of it and how you can use it.
The swiss bar can be immensely helpful if used appropriately in conjunction with good programming. Here's how to use it to your advantage.
Having a balanced approach to shoulder training will help keep integrity in the joint. That's a big deal for your bench. Here's why.
Dropping the bar fast doesn't mean it'll go up fast. Here's how tempo bench teaches you control by slowing down the pace.
Hook grip significantly reduces the risk of getting too much bicep strain on deadlift, and here's everything you need to know about it.
Choosing a coach is no easy matter. There's a lot that goes into it. How can you tell? What questions do you ask? Find the answers here.
Switching powerlifting coaches is a decision you shouldn't take lightly, but there are plenty of good reasons to do it. Let's look at a few.
I bet you've heard “bending the bar” more times than you can count. But does it really deserve to be a staple?
The width of your grip has huge implications for your bench press performance. How do you find the right one? Let's find out.
How many times have you had to ask your spotter how much they helped on a bench? Probably more than once.
Both high bar and low bar have their places on your powerlifting program, but what's the difference between the two? Read more to find out.
Learn the most common reasons for red lights in squat, bench press, and deadlifts so you can prepare yourself to for competition!
Deficit deadlifts can help address weakness in the small range of motion at the bottom portion of a deadlift. Keep reading to learn more!
Proper leg drive helps stabilize your core and ensures maximum strength potential on bench press. This article shows you exactly how.
For lifters unable to maintain tension in the hole, the pause squat is an outstanding accessory for addressing sticking points.
Pulling slack on sumo forces you to keep optimal form from the beginning, opening the door to heavier max weights.
Paused deadlifts introduce a lot of challenge to the deadlift movement without changing the bar path, making them great for technique work.
Finding the right rack height is essential to proper joint stacking on bench for powerlifters. So what's the perfect height?
Pulling the slack out of the bar is essential to a well-executed conventional deadlift. But how do you pull the “slack” out of the bar?
Learn everything you need to know in this ultimate guide on Bulgarian split squats, the best single leg squat variation for powerlifters.
Please, please, please stop maxing out every session. It's bad for your long-term growth, and it might even stop it completely.
Romanian Deadlifts aren't the only deadlift accessory, but they're definitely the best. Read this article to find out why.
Big triceps build bigger benches. Find out what the best tricep exercises are and how to program them in your training plan.
This underrated bench press variation might be the key to finally breaking through your plateau
Coach Sebastian walks us through sumo deadlift technique for beginners and helps you decide if sumo deadlifting is right for you.
The lat pulldown is an absolute staple back accessory, and for good reason. Let's take a close look lat pulldowns and what makes them work.
Are you in that 1% of people who have a good reason to not squat to depth? Probably not. Read more to find out!
By allowing you to use a ton of weight in a new and unconventional way, the Hatfield squat has its benefits. But is it right for you?
Battle ropes aren't exactly a powerlifting favorite, but they're far from useless. Learn more about them in this guide.
The day SoCal Powerlifting gets a smith machine is the day I quit. Here's 5 reasons why.
True, nothing beats the squat for competitive powerlifters. But if all you’re trying to do is build up some muscle, do you really need it?
I hate these things, and 9/10 lifters should never be doing them at all. Debate me.
Powerlifting opened the door to consistent, short-term victories. Every week, I’d be a little stronger, a little better, a little happier.
Get all your questions answered about lifting belts, why they're used, and when to use them.
So how do you get the mobility required for powerlifting? The answer might involve a lot less foam-rolling than you think.
If you arch your back on the bench press, then you’re a cheater and should be banned from powerlifting. End of article.
Learn about volume and intensity and how both of these impact whether you're benching too much or too little.
Your first powerlifting meet can be one of the best experiences of your career. Here’s what to expect on meet day.
This post goes over how, when, and why we prescribe the Floor Press in our clients’ programs and how it helps powerlifters bench more.
How many days a week should powerlifters train? If you Google around, most coaches will say “3-4 times per week.” What's the truth?
From the simplest perspective possible, we must admit that we simply cannot add weight to the bar every single week.
The goals that you should be looking for that will lead to the right Warm-Up routine for YOU.
Why and how powerlifters should use hypertrophy training throughout their annual training cycle.
Using RPE/RIR in training allows the athlete to auto-regulate the load based on how they feel that day.
Have you ever looked at your program and wondered why you’re doing the accessory work that you’re doing?
Template programs don't take your lifestyle into account, and therefore, they can fail in a multitude of ways. How do you get around that?