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To Equip! 5 Reasons Why

It’s important to consider the different types of equipment out there, and what can help you, or hurt your progress. Most people don't need a huge arsenal of equipment. These can help you keep your form good, or protect your joints when things really get heavy. Here are five pieces of equipment that can help max out your total.

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Three Reasons to Lift Without Gear *gasp*

However, despite how exciting new powerlifting equipment is, have you ever thought if you really needed it? From hip circles to bench blocks, there seems to be a limitless amount of equipment available for any adventurous powerlifter to get ahead. The surprising news is, that equipment might be making you weaker, or at a minimum increaisng inbalances!

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LADIES...let's get bulky! Powerlifting: 5 Reasons Why

  One of the most common criticisms of female lifters is the accumulation of muscle mass, and the sacrifice of the female form. However, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to start to pack on muscle mass like the pros – and if you’re just a recreational powerlifter, you might not even see those kind of muscle gains that some women would like to avoid. In fact, you might see the kind of change you like...

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Warming Up, The Real Pre-Workout!

Warming up is one of the most neglected parts of any daily workout and is way more than just pounding out reps with an empty bar. The best warm ups have 4 important steps - Cardiovascular warm up, mobility, muscle activation and movement practice. If your warmup has key parts, you’re ready to get under a bar and move some weight.  

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POWERLIFTING: 10 Reasons To Start Today

A quick look at Instagram, Fitness forums, and YouTube tells you all you need to know - powerlifting is IN right now. Instagram alone has 12 million posts with the hashtag #powerlifting, and that number is growing every day. From form checks to PRs, people love sharing their successes in what is one of the fastest growing strength sports, but is it all hype? We’re sure it’s not, and here’s 10 reasons why you should get under a bar, and move some weight.

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