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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


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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best weighted vests for working out

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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Planet Fitness Free Day Pass: How To Get A No-Cost Trial

You’ve probably heard about Planet Fitness at some point. It’s popular for a multitude of reasons — it offers a ‘judgment-free' workout space, low prices, many pieces of equipment, and countless amenities. But you’ll likely want to see how you like it before you become a member, and you may wonder if you can get

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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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12 best glute isolation exercises

12 Best Glute Isolation Exercises: Sculpt a Strong Booty

The right glute isolation exercises can help improve your squat or deadlift. They can also get you a few dates, if that's what you want. Strengthening and increasing the size of the glutes is often a conversation topic among my CrossFit friends. One of the best ways to do that is to add glute isolation

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EZ Bar Weight: 4 Types, Sizes, & Capacities

An EZ curl bar is a very popular piece of gym equipment found in home gyms or commercial gyms. It is a versatile bar used for many different exercises to train all parts of the body. What is the standard EZ bar weight? The standard EZ curl bar in most gyms weighs 10.5 lbs. But

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dips muscles worked

Dips: Muscles Worked, Pros, Cons & Variations

When I built my garage gym, one of my top purchases was a dip bar. Many think that sounds odd, but the dip is a great exercise for building strength and size! Before you begin using this exercise, you might be asking: What muscles do dips work? The dip exercise works your chest, arms, and

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best curl bar exercises

14 Best Curl Bar Exercises (Plus, Sample Workout)

Are you sick and tired of doing the same old exercises with a straight barbell? You’re not alone, pal. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in the gym or it’s your first time, you’ll eventually want to shake things up in your fitness routine. But I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t the curl bar just for

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best short power racks

7 Best Short Power Racks

If you’re looking to get in shape at home, a power rack is an essential piece of equipment. But if you have the constraint of low ceilings (between 6.5’ to 7.5’), you’ll have to get a short power rack and be extra precise when choosing one. To help you out, I did all the research

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best plyo box exercises

The Best Plyo Box Workout: 20 Exercises for Strength & Power

Plyo box exercises are great tools for elevating your training. Plyo boxes are not only used by CrossFitters or high-level athletes. Everybody can gain total body strength by using them, and there are progressions to build up to once you have mastered an exercise. Here are my top 20 plyo box exercises to add to

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5×5 workout program

5×5 Workout Program: The Ultimate Guide (with Spreadsheet)

If you're looking to gain muscle and strength, you've likely heard about the importance of following a consistent training plan. One popular method is the 5×5 training scheme, which is the basis of the Starting Strength program and many other popular powerlifting and strength-building programs.  What is the 5×5 workout program? The 5×5 workout program

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best exercises to add to your kettlebell arm workout

The 10 Best Exercises For Your Kettlebell Arm Workout

A kettlebell is a popular form of resistance often seen as an alternative to the standard dumbbell. It’s distinguished by the handle being on top of the weight, while a dumbbell handle is in the center. This construction can make it a very challenging piece of equipment for training your arms. But which arm exercises

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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