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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


how to goblet squat

Goblet Squat: How To, Muscles Worked, Pros, Cons

The goblet squat is a common variation of the traditional squat. Whether you use it as a method of progression from a bodyweight squat or as an alternative to a barbell squat, the goblet variation is ideal for most situations.  There is no massive learning curve for the goblet squat, as it is functionally very

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the ultimate list of barbell exercises

The 25+ Best Barbell Exercises (For Each Muscle Group)

Whether you are looking to create a workout with bars or are looking to implement barbell exercises into your routine, you can refer to this ultimate list of barbell exercises. To create a perfect barbell workout, these are the 25 best barbell exercises: Not each one will be right for your goals, but after reading

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The Incline Push-Up: Pros, Cons, & How To

So, you’re ready to strengthen your upper body but aren’t quite strong enough for traditional push-ups? This is actually quite common, so don’t feel embarrassed! I’ve coached dozens of clients on how to do them, and the incline push-up is a fantastic stepping stone (or complete replacement) for the standard push-up. So, what is an

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serratus anterior exercises

The 9 Best Serratus Anterior Exercises To Get A Chiseled Core

If you’ve ever seen someone with well-defined abs, you’ve seen the serratus anterior. It’s not the “6-pack” muscle, but the serrated-like muscle under your chest, to the side of the lats, and under your armpit. Unfortunately, the serratus anterior is an often forgotten muscle. Many people have never heard of it and don’t know where

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17 Best Leg Curl Alternatives

17 Best Leg Curl Alternatives (Dumbbell, At Home, Cable)

Machine leg curls are an exercise we all love to hate. Lying face down on the machine and curling light to moderate weights for high volume can be exhausting and even liberating, but they’re not right for everyone.   That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 17 best leg curl replacements to better suit

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Why Do Powerlifters Wear Converse Shoes? (8 Reasons)

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases. 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 choose to wear them as both squat shoes and deadlift shoes.  So why do powerlifters wear

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12 Best High Top Lifting Shoes

12 Best High Top Lifting Shoes

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases. 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 most types are flat-soled, which means you have direct force transfer through the floor when

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side boob fat

How To Get Rid of Side Boob Fat: Safely and Effectively

Side boob fat can hurt women’s confidence and security, which is why there are many efforts to reduce body fat around that area. There are multiple ways how to get rid of side boob fat, such as: Methods like spot reduction and sauna suits are ineffective and will only cost time and money. Instead, focus

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12 Best Adjustable Kettlebells for Home Workouts

If you've got limited space to work out at home, having an adjustable kettlebell is a great choice. It saves you from purchasing several different kettlebells when using different weights. With an adjustable kettlebell set, you can enjoy strength training and high-intensity interval training from the comfort of your own home. Because so many kettlebells

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knee pain when squatting

Knee Pain When Squatting (What to Do & How to Prevent)

Knee pain can stall your squat progress, or even derail it altogether. A common question our readers ask is:  Why do my knees hurt when I squat? If your knees hurt when you squat, your form may be incorrect. Use a neutral spine, keep your knees behind your toes, and evenly distribute your weight between

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arnold press vs. shoulder press

Arnold Press vs. Shoulder Press: Differences, Pros, Cons

The Arnold press is a fantastic shoulder exercise, and like other shoulder presses, it can be a staple in any solid training program. With most exercises, there can be many variations. Here, we are looking at two of the classics; the Arnold press and the standard shoulder press.  Both of these exercises share many of

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Are Deadlift Slippers Worth It - 7 Benefits & Why I Use Them

6 Best Deadlift Slippers in 2023: Are They Worth It?

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases. 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 a thin piece of polyester material between your foot and the ground. As the name

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Understanding USAPL Qualifying Totals for Raw and Equipped Powerlifting

For anyone interested in competing in powerlifting, it’s important to understand how your preferred powerlifting federation works, especially in terms of what you need to do to qualify to compete in that federation’s higher-level events. USAPL totals are minimum scores (the sum of your best successful squat, bench press, and deadlift attempts in a single

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best exercises for the long head of the triceps

The 11 Best Long Head of the Triceps Exercises

The triceps are involved in pushing and pulling movements and stabilizing the shoulder, so it’s not hard to hit them with exercises like bench presses and overhead presses. But if you want real growth in your arms, you’ve got to include exercises that directly target the long head of the triceps.  The 11 best long

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Does Planet Fitness Have Showers?

Planet Fitness is one of the most popular gym franchises across the country. It's no surprise why – they offer a low-priced membership as well as many of the common amenities people have come to expect at commercial gyms. Does Planet Fitness have showers? Yes! Planet Fitness offers private showers with curtains, as well as

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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