April 14, 2020

Recovery and athletic performance is an important topic, and one that gets a fair bit of attention. However, information disseminated about recovery modalities often prioritize cumbersome methods with a poor return on investment. As is often the case the fundamentals t...

April 14, 2020

The sumo deadlift is cheating, this phrase is commonly thrown around in various powerlifting circles. The controversy often centers around the differences in range of motion between the sumo and conventional deadlift styles. The argument is overly simplistic and sounds...

April 14, 2020

There’s an ongoing debate on how important heavy weights are in order to get jacked. As with most trends, public opinion likes to cluster around the extremes. One day heavy weights are critical and the next they’re entirely unnecessary.

Realistically, we need to have a...

April 14, 2020

Most men come to the gym with the goal of improving their aesthetics. Often they look for guidance through various channels of information, the most common being Google, YouTube, or a fitness blog.

These can be a great place to start, but all beginners and many intermed...

April 14, 2020

If you’ve been pursuing an aesthetic physique for any measure of time you’ve likely heard how important it is to dial in your training and diet. Although these are critical aspects, one topic that doesn’t receive the attention it deserves is proper recovery—specificall...

April 14, 2020

Specificity is a core principle in sport science. It’s the degree of association between training and performance outcomes.1 If you’re a powerlifter this means that the training you do should be focused at getting you better at squatting, benching, and deadlifting. But...

October 3, 2019

Building muscle and enhancing aesthetics in addition to performance is a perpetual battle for many powerlifters. One consideration is how your bodyweight will impact your rankings. This article will not discuss what your optimal weight class should be, that is an indiv...

September 10, 2019

Being able to identify and correct weaknesses in powerlifting is a critical aspect of long term progress. But one of the issues that some athletes run into is selecting the exercise best suited to fix their deficiency. In this article we’ll explore some fundamental con...

August 17, 2019

Cardio is often avoided by powerlifters and even bodybuilders at times for fear that it will diminish results in strength and hypertrophy. The concern is based on a phenomena called the interference effect that occurs when pairing strength training and endurance traini...

August 14, 2019

Genetics play a major role in athletic performance, muscular potential, stress tolerance, behaviour and much more. However all too often people blame poor genetics for their inability to reach a certain physical target. This article will explore the role of genetics in...

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