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.

Converse, or “chucks”, is one of the most popular brands of shoes on the planet. It’s also the go-to footwear for many powerlifters who wear … Continue ReadingWhy Do Powerlifters Wear Converse Shoes? (8 Reasons)

Your choice of lifting shoes has a huge impact on the success or failure of your technique. High top shoes make great lifting shoes because … Continue Reading12 Best High Top Lifting Shoes

There is a range of specialized deadlift shoes that you can pick from. But another option is to wear deadlift slippers, minimalist shoes with only … Continue Reading6 Best Deadlift Slippers in 2024: Are They Worth It?

The decline bench press can be an effective exercise to improve the development of your lower pecs. However, there are several reasons why you might … Continue Reading10 Effective Decline Bench Press Alternatives (With Pictures)

If you’re building a home gym, you might be on the hunt for cheap gym mirrors.  So where can you find the best workout room … Continue Reading11 Best Home Gym Mirrors: Large & Cheap

A lifting belt is essential if you’re planning to go far in the powerlifting world. However, finding the best powerlifting is different from other lifting … Continue Reading12 Best Powerlifting Belts: In-Depth Guide & Review

Join the club if you’ve been getting lower back pain while performing overhead presses. This is an incredibly common (but not normal) issue that lifters … Continue ReadingDoes Overhead Press Hurt Your Back? Try These 6 Tips

Few things are more annoying to a lifter than being unable to perform squats due to pain. Knee pain, in particular, is notorious, with one … Continue ReadingIT Band Pain While Squatting (Why It Happens & How To Fix)

Forearms are the last muscle group many lifters start training, and as such are often an aesthetic weak point, or lead to grip issues which … Continue ReadingHow To Increase Forearm Size (Complete Guide)

Hi, I’m Jim Wittstrom.  I’m a physiotherapist that works with all types of high-level athletes, including National level powerlifters.     In this article, I’m going to … Continue ReadingHow to Fix Wrist Pain While Squatting (6 Tips)

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