Guide to the Deadlift

Most people consider the squat and bench press more technique-intensive than the deadlift. They’re wrong! A strong deadlift requires careful technique, just like the other two lifts. And if fact, the deadlift allows for a far wider range of styles than the squat and bench: so much so that different styles of deadlift used in competition even have different names. …

The Handstand: Old-School Functional Fitness

Every sport has its old-school heroes: the greats of a time gone by, forgotten in the shadows of ESPN and Instagram. It’s hard to even imagine Wilt Chamberlain dropping 100 points in a single game in the days before Michael Jordan; or Johnny Unitas passing for over 40,000 yards before Peyton Manning was even born. But without the history created …

How I Lost 47 Pounds in 96 Hours: My Experience With Extreme Weight Loss

I think one of the biggest misconceptions regarding weight cutting is the idea that it needs to be some extreme, life-threatening endeavor that risks destroying not only your performance but also your long-term health. In reality, those type of weight cuts happen for one of two reasons: Highly-driven, elite athletes attempt to cut an unreasonable amount of weight without any …

Nutrition for Powerlifters

Can you even imagine a bodybuilder who didn’t think diet mattered when building a better physique? Probably not — but many, maybe most, powerlifters think that diet doesn’t matter when building a stronger one. In reality, if you’re eating suboptimally, you’re also lifting suboptimally. And even if you never want to become an elite powerlifter, you probably want to look …