Avi Silverberg holds a Master's of Science degree in Exercise Science with a research focus on powerlifting training. He's been the Head Coach for Team Canada Powerlifting since 2012 and has coached over 4500 attempts in international competition. You can connect with him on Instagram or LinkedIn.

Mastering the squat can increase your strength in the gym and lead to success in powerlifting and weightlifting competitions. But how do you progress from … Continue ReadingUltimate Squat Progression Guide: With Pictures

Adding band resistance to a barbell deadlift can help you accelerate the barbell at the mid and top of the lift and help strengthen your … Continue ReadingBanded Deadlifts: How-To & Common Mistakes

Here’s a 20-minute dumbbell forearm workout that I’d use with most of my athletes:   The benefit of dumbbells for forearm workouts is that you can … Continue ReadingBest 20-Minute Forearm Workout with Dumbbells

The deadlift primarily works the glutes and quads. The secondary muscles worked are the shoulders, lower and mid-back, hamstrings, and core. Don’t miss below as … Continue ReadingDeadlift Muscles Worked: Complete Guide

The Zercher squat is a squat variation where you hold the barbell in your arms as you squat. It challenges the quads, upper back, and … Continue ReadingHow To Zercher Squat: An Awkward Lift For Herculean Legs

The bench press once was used to test the strength of the feared Greek warriors. Today it’s one of the best exercises for your upper … Continue ReadingThe Ultimate Bench Press Guide

Hi, I’m Jim Wittstrom. I’m a physiotherapist who works with all types of high-level athletes, including national-level powerlifters.     If you’re having lower back pain after … Continue ReadingHow To Fix Back Pain While Deadlifting (A Physio Explains)

If building muscle and strength in your legs is your goal, both the leg press and barbell squat have their time and place in your … Continue ReadingLeg Press vs Squat: Differences, Pros, & Cons

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 … Continue Reading7 Best Weight Lifting Hooks

If you love a quad pump from the leg extension machine, you can try the best alternative exercises for doing them at home or in … Continue Reading11 Leg Extension Alternatives With Free-Weights, Bands, & Bodyweight

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