Avi Silverberg, National Powerlifting Team Coach

Chris Fudge, Coach & National Level Powerlifter

Dr. Megan Branton

Dr. Megan Bryanton, Human Performance 

Clifton Pho, World Powerlifting Champion

steve denovi

Steve DeNovi, MBA, 10+ years coaching


best home gym flooring

11 Best Home Gym Flooring in 2023

Whether you’re working out in a garage, in your living room, or in the bedroom, you need to choose the most appropriate home gym flooring to meet your workout needs and preferences. High-quality home gym flooring protects your floorboards, reduces noise when you drop weights, and looks aesthetically pleasing.   The 11 best home gym flooring

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best crossfit grips

7 Best CrossFit Grips

When you do CrossFit frequently, your hands take a beating from all the pull-ups, muscle-ups, and toes-to-bars you do. While you can’t completely stop calluses from forming, you can wear grips to lessen their severity and prevent them from tearing. As someone who’s done CrossFit since 2015, I’ve used many of the most popular grips

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best barbell collars

10 Best Barbell Collars in 2023

Are you tired of your weight plates slipping mid-set? Do you dread the thought of your plates coming crashing down on your unsuspecting toes? You’re not alone, amigo. Even veteran gym rats share this fear…worse, some experience it first-hand. But don’t worry, the era of flimsy barbell clips is officially over! I’ve scoured the market

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Best Ab Roller Workout: 9 Exercises for an Unbreakable Core

If you’ve ever wanted an ab roller workout, this article is for you. The ab wheel is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment. While you rarely see someone using it outside of the standard kneeling rollouts, it has incredibly broad application. The ab wheel is a great place to start if you’re trying to add variety

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25 Best Protein Powders for Weight Gain

I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for almost ten years, and I can understand how difficult it can be for some people to choose the supplement that suits their goals the most. As a medical doctor, I know from talking with patients how challenging it can be to gain muscle mass. Sometimes it’s

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deadlift vs squat

Deadlift vs Squat: Differences, Pros, & Cons

Two of the most common movements in any program are the deadlift and squat. Many believe they are the same type of movement. However, they are very different exercises. So, let’s compare deadlift vs squat: what’s the difference? The deadlift is a pulling exercise that requires the athlete to lift resistance in front of their body,

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7 Best Weight Lifting Hooks Reviewed

7 Best Weight Lifting Hooks

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases. One issue that has a huge impact on your lifting capabilities is the failure of your grip. In fact, a weak grip can limit how much you can lift, no matter how strong the rest of your body is. This

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11 Best Caffeine-Free Pre-Workouts

You need a pick-me-up before your next workout, but you’re sensitive to caffeine and aren’t sure which caffeine-free pre-workout to use. We’ve got you covered. We sifted through several of the best pre-workout without caffeine options so can get to your next training session pronto. Here’s a list of the 11 best caffeine-free pre-workouts: If

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10 Best Powerlifting Books for All Levels of Lifters

If you’re looking for some of the best books to read to improve your knowledge of powerlifting, you’ve come to the right place. Some of my favorite books about training contain methods of improving performance for both barbell and non-barbell sports. While those books are great to read, and many of the principles apply to

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The Best Forearm Workouts With Dumbbells: 10 Exercises

Forearm training is commonly neglected, with many lifters leaving their forearms as a weak point in their physique, or causing deadlift grip issues. There are many options for forearm training, but which exercises are best when it comes to using dumbbells? The best forearm workouts with dumbbells should use some of these 10 exercises: At

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Are Deadlifts A Back Or Legs Exercise

Should You Deadlift On Back Or Leg Day?

Many people wonder what day they should train the deadlift. If you ask someone who trains for bodybuilding, they might have it on a back day. If you ask a powerlifter, they might have it on a leg day. So should you deadlift on back or leg day? Deadlifts can be put on either the

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Smith Machine Deadlift: How-To, Muscles Worked, Pros, & Cons

Improving the deadlift is one of the best ways to increase your overall strength and add muscle to your frame. Some people may not have access to a standard barbell and weights and choose to stop training the deadlift altogether. However, the Smith machine deadlift is a viable option that allows you to perform the

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14 Best Weighted Vests for Working Out in 2023

Weighted vests can elevate your workout from average to effective. They’re designed to improve your stamina and promote muscle growth and endurance. You can use a weighted vest in various exercises, including squats, pull-ups, and running.  To help you find the best weighted vest for you, here are the top weight vests on the market

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Best Hanging Ab Workout: 12 Exercises for an Iron-Clad Core

Looking for an effective and challenging ab workout that targets your core muscles? A hanging ab workout might be just what you need. By incorporating exercises that involve hanging from a pull-up bar, you can engage your abs, obliques, and hip flexors in new and challenging ways. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced athlete,

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15 Best Pea Protein Powders

Pea protein powder offers an easy way to increase your protein intake, whether you’re a powerlifter, bodybuilder, or casual lifter. It’s usually a well-tolerated form of protein powder and can be beneficial if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant and are unable to consume whey protein powders.   Here are the 15 best pea protein powders

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5 Best Powerlifting Programs for Beginners

Powerlifting has gained popularity in recent years as more and more people share their progress and accomplishments on social media and show that it’s accessible to anyone with access to a basic gym. However, starting a powerlifting program as a beginner can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to choosing the right program. The best

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How Much Water Should You Drink With Creatine?

If you’ve been training for a long time, chances are you’ve come across creatine or at least overheard someone talking about it or its benefits. Yet, there can be some confusion about how much water to drink with your creatine supplement and whether you need to increase how much water you drink each day while

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20 Best Cable Chest Exercises For Ripped Pecs

It’s chest day at the gym and all the machines and bench press racks are taken. What do you do? Here’s a list of the 20 best cable chest exercises guaranteed to give you a chest pump: That’s a lot of cable machine chest exercises to consider, but you don’t need a degree in kinesiology

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