Injuries are part of the game. The course of action you take when you're injured will depend on its severity. Before you throw in the towel on your entire prep, read Renee Jewett's article, "Training Around Injuries During Prep," because you might find some valuable advice on how to manage these unfortunate events.
Not sure if it's the right time to hire a powerlifting coach? Maybe you're contemplating if this is a necessity at all. In his latest article, elite powerlifter Rob Hall outlines how to know when it's time to pull the trigger on a coach.
Everyone has their reasons and motivations for engaging in different types of training. There are no right and wrong answers. Sidney Wilson is a mainstay in the CrossFit scene. Why? How did she get into it? What made her continue to progress in this field? She'll tell you why.
You can't just aimlessly go to the gym. That's a surefire way to make minimal, if any, progress. The sad thing is this is what most people do. There are ways to set yourself up so your training is optimal. Find out how in IFBB Pro John Jewett's latest article.
Mini cuts are sometimes needed in bodybuilding. By lowering body weight, mini cuts can put your body in a better set point for growth and make it more sensitive to nutrients. Renee Jewett gets into the nitty gritty of how, why, and when one would implement a mini cut in her latest article.
Most competitors like the off-season. They can make improvements and get bigger and stronger without worrying about being ultra shredded. But what if things get out of hand? How far is too far? Renee Jewett lets us know how she makes that call and what to look out for in her latest article.
"How do I add muscle and lose body fat?" Everyone is seeking an answer to this magic question. In his latest article, John Jewett shares some ways we can operate a proper off-season that will keep body fat in check while adding a substantial amount of tissue.
Plateaus happen to everyone in the lifting game. Can't avoid them. This is particularly true in powerlifting when you feel like you hit a wall with your squat, bench, or deadlift. How do you get past it? Rob Hall tells you how to break through.
A massive back is a status symbol among bodybuilders. Much like the ever-coveted big legs, having a back that turns heads is an indicator that an athlete has put in the heavy-duty work. You don't acquire a thick cobra backside by doing sissy movements, half repping, and training lightly. You have to put some elbow grease into it. Shawn Smith shares some tips for building a massive back.
Powerlifting, and sports in general, are long journeys where growth is inevitable. We're not talking physical growth, but rather mental and spiritual growth that occurs as an athlete discovers wisdom through experience. You will do foolish things out of ignorance. It's part of the process. But learning and adjusting your approach is what makes a lifter go from good to great. In his latest article, Rob Hall reflects on his years of powerlifting and shares some words of wisdom to his past self. Check it out.