Latest Articles

The team at Powerlifting Technique regularly releases new articles. Here are our latest guides, programs, and powerlifting advice. We've broken them down by our most popular categories and those our lifters find most helpful.

dumbbell-deadlift featured
Master the dumbbell deadlift with this guide covering technique, common errors, and muscles worked. Read on for steps, videos, and pro tips....
Deadlift muscles worked featured
The deadlift muscles worked include most lower and upper body groups. Here's how I train elite lifters with tips, mistakes to avoid, and alternates....
powerlifting deadlift program
A powerlifting deadlift program can help you gain strength and break through training plateaus. Read on for deadlift programs for beginners, strength development, and more....
trap bar deadlift vs. conventional deadlift
A common substitute for the conventional deadlift is using a trap bar. But how do the trap bar deadlift vs. conventional stack up? Read on....
how many people can bench 225
I reviewed 70 years of data to estimate how many people can bench 225 lbs. Learn the types of lifters who achieve this with tips so you can too....
ultimate bench press guide
The muscles used for bench press will change based on the angle of the bench, grip on the bar, and range of motion....
flat vs. incline vs. decline bench press
You have plenty of options for working your chest including flat vs incline vs decline bench press. What makes each lift unique, and which one should you do? Read on....
how to increase your bench press by 50lbs
Increasing your bench press by 50lbs is reasonable. But certain practices can help you avoid key mistakes. This step-by-step guide can help....
Why Are Squats So Hard
We rlook at 10 different squat variations and discuss what makes them harder compared with the regular back squat....
top squat accessory lifts
Do you struggle to squat heavy? Whether you struggle at the bottom of your squat or at the very top, check out these top 9 squat accessory lifts to help improve your strength and technique for a bette...
HIGH BAR VS LOW BAR SQUATS
High bar or low bar squat? The optimal position is going to be where the bar sits directly in line with the mid part of the foot when you're at the bottom of the squat....
do squats make your butt bigger
Many people who want to grow their glutes incorporate squats into their routines. But do squats make your butt bigger? Read on....
Rep Fitness AB-3100 Bench Review
I bought and tested the Rep Fitness AB-3100 Bench. Here's my complete review....
best weight plates
Which of the weight plates on the market are best for your home gym? Here are the top weight plates, as picked by expert lifters and coaches. ...
prime-day-deals
Looking to take your workout to the next level? Prime Day gives you a chance to get crazy good deals on home gym equipment and activewear. ...
best all-in-one home gyms
Looking for an all-in-one home gym? I've tested the best and found affordable options that even advanced weightlifters will love. Read on for more....
Crunch vs Planet Fitness Differences, Pros, Cons
We worked out at both Crunch Fitness and Planet Fitness and share which one is better based on your goals and what you value in a gym membership....
We worked out at a Gold's Gym to see if a membership is worth it. You can learn from our experience, including the pros, cons, and a final verdict....
Best Gyms for Beginners
We've visited over 20+ commercial gyms and have come up with the list of best gyms for beginners, plus all the things you need to consider if you're just starting....
Is A World Gym Membership Worth It Honest Review
We worked out at a World Gym to see if the membership was worth it. Here was our experience, including the pros and cons, and whether you should buy a membership....
This is my full review of the Buff Dudes 12-Week program, including the pros, cons, and my recommendation on whether you should do it....
best strongman programs
Over the past decade, Strongman has continued to rise in popularity. You’ve probably seen huge guys lifting the Atlas Stone or pulling an airplane.  While many people have no interest in compet...
chad wesley smith interview - 1
The Juggernaut Method is a top powerlifting program with a revolutionary AI training app. Is it right for you? Watch the Chad Wesley Smith interview....
best hypertrophy programs
You need the best hypertrophy program to get your muscles to pop so you get all the “oohs and ahs” next time you’re poolside. ...