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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


top squat accessory lifts

Top 9 Squat Accessory Lifts To Improve Strength & Technique

To reach your potential in squats, you need to do accessories. Some believe “technique doesn't matter as long as you get the weight up.” That mindset, however, is limiting and will only get you so far. As a coach and lifter, I’ve observed some of the best squats in the world and researched their technique.

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best power towers

10 Best Power Towers

If you’re looking to build strength at an affordable price, the power tower is the way to go. With a home gym power tower, you can perform a ton of exercises without the financial headache. Plus, performing bodyweight exercises has many benefits.  So what is a power tower? A power tower is a single piece

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14 Best Protein Powders For Smoothies in 2023

I know, protein shakes aren’t always the best-tasting thing in the world. But when mixed into a smoothie, protein powder is much tastier, and you get all the extra benefits of the other ingredients you use. There are so many different protein powders available, and each brand has its own unique blend. To help make

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best roman chairs

11 Best Roman Chairs

When it comes to exercise equipment, a Roman chair can be a valuable tool if you’re looking to improve the strength and resilience of your posterior chain. It allows you to work on your glutes, core, hamstrings, and lower back. But which one is the best option on the market? Finding the right one can

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How To Fix Back Pain While Deadlifting

How To Fix Back Pain While Deadlifting (A Physio Explains)

Hi, I’m Jim Wittstrom. I’m a physiotherapist that works with all types of high-level athletes, including National level powerlifters.     Are you having lower back pain after deadlifting? Here’s how to assess and fix it: Lower back soreness is common after deadlifting, but it could be serious if it persists for more than a week. Don’t

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back extensions

Back Extensions: How To, Muscles Worked, & Alternatives

You may wonder why back extensions are so frequently included in strength programs and why it’s such an important exercise. To understand why you’re doing it, you should know which muscle groups it targets and their role in the movement. So what muscles are used in the back extension? The spinal erectors and the lower

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best lactose-free protein powders

15 Best Lactose-Free Protein Powders

What if you want to optimize your workouts but are lactose intolerant, allergic to milk, or don’t want to consume animal-based products? You may have trouble finding a protein powder because the most common protein powders are made with whey and casein protein, both milk derivatives. Fortunately, I've found plenty of high-quality non-dairy protein powders

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leg press vs squat

Leg Press vs Squat: Differences, Pros, & Cons

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 training program. Some lifters decide to do one over another, and some like to incorporate both in order to outweigh the positives and negatives of each movement. So, how do

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best nike lifting shoes

7 Best Nike Lifting Shoes: Picks From a Strength Coach

Nike is one of the most trusted brands for delivering high-quality shoes that have been tried and tested for all kinds of sports. Its weightlifting shoes are no different. Nike offers lifting shoes designed for different types of weight training. The shoes all have unique features specific to the model and intended use of the

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best wall-mounted pull-up bars for home gyms

13 Best Wall-Mounted Pull-Up Bars for Home Gyms

Pull-ups are one of the best upper body exercises to build strength, but if you work out at home, your options can be limited in how you do them. You need a big piece of equipment like a power cage or free-standing pull-up bar, a doorway bar, or — what I consider the best option

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best deadlift socks

11 Best Deadlift Socks

When it comes to buying powerlifting gear, deadlift socks might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But if you plan to compete or you use a deadlift bar in a public gym, you need a pair of deadlift socks.  At the end of the day, a deadlift sock is just a tall

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best kettlebell ab workout

Best Kettlebell Ab Workout: 10 Exercises for Chiseled Abs 

If you want to build chiseled abs, you need to incorporate more abdominal work into your training.   You can use various equipment to strengthen your abs, including the kettlebell. Using a kettlebell, you can train your abdominals and obliques in a number of planes (the different directions in which our bodies can move) and at

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best budget rowing machines

9 Best Budget Rowing Machines

The rower is probably one of my favorite pieces of cardio-based equipment. I know that cardio sometimes feels like something we do not want to do (trust me, as a powerlifter, cardio is something I often ignore), but the rower sets itself apart from other pieces of cardio equipment.  The rower is a much larger

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9 Best Hack Squat Alternatives

9 Best Hack Squat Alternatives From A Strength Coach

The hack squat is a machine-based squat accessory exercise that works your quads and glutes while eliminating the stabilization requirement seen in a barbell back squat. As a veteran trainer with over a decade of experience, I can tell you the question is not WHEN should you do a hack squat, but SHOULD you do

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best gym bags for powerlifting, swimming, and more

12 Best Gym Bags for Powerlifting, Swimming, and More

A gym bag is an important piece of equipment that most of us will use at one point or another in our fitness journeys. Gym bags can range greatly in both their cost and their utility in the gym.  In this article, I’ll go over some of the best and most practical choices out there

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best massage guns

15 Best Massage Guns

With so many massage guns on the market, knowing which suits your needs can be difficult. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best massage guns to determine which are worth your money.  Massage guns have become popular over the last few years because they improve blood flow and relieve muscle tension in all

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best powerbuilding programs

The 11 Best Powerbuilding Programs

When lifting weights, people seem to train for either size or strength. They want to be either a bodybuilder or a powerlifter. My big question is, “Why not be both?” Having either muscular strength or muscular size is impressive, trust me. But if you want to be as dangerous as you look, why not train

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are nike blazers good for lifting

Are Nike Blazers Good For Lifting?

Having the proper weightlifting footwear can elevate your training to a new level, but with so many options, where do you start? You want something that gives you good contact with the ground, stability, and grip — all of which you can find in Nike Blazers. So, are Nike Blazers good for lifting? The short

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Hi! I’m Avi Silverberg and this is the place where my friends and I nerd out about powerlifting technique.  On this blog we share all the things we wish we knew when getting started.  On a personal level, I’ve been dedicating myself to the world of powerlifting for the past 15 years, having both competed and coached at the highest level.

Just Launched: The First Time Powerlifter

Just Launched: The First Time Powerlifter