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Upholding the Standard - Part 2

I measure individual powerlifting performances by the number of successful lifts, personal records (PR) achieved, and placing within a weight class and/or age group. I also grade novices or intermediates on technical improvements and becoming more acclimated to the competitive experience...

Requisites for Success

The past three months have been some of the most exhilarating of my entire life. In June 2012, I was as an assistant coach on the USA teams at the inaugural IPF Classics Powerlifting World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden...

Upholding the Standard - Part 1

Mike Tomlin is known for his no-nonsense, straightforward, and unwavering demeanor. He often preaches the Steelers’ mantra known as the “standard.” Coach Tomlin often refers to a standard of expectation and performance....

A Gym Rat’s Guide to the One-Rep Max

Show me a person who doesn’t want to be strong and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t get off the couch very often. The ability to move heavy objects and perform physically demanding tasks is just plain cool. When you’re strong, you don’t have to...

Training Specificity for Powerlifters

Navigating the tortuous road to athletic achievement requires a comprehensive roadmap. Motivated trainees are constantly searching for the latest protocol that will transport their performance to the next level. ...


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