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Women’s Powerlifting Roundtable: Building a 300 Pound Deadlift

300 pound deadlift

Nearly every female lifter I’ve ever coached has come to me with the same goal: hit a 300 pound deadlift. Along with Strength House founder Greg Robins, we’ve had the pleasure of coaching some incredibly strong ladies, many of whom

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The Lost Art of Attacking the Barbell

lost art

If there’s one thing that great lifters have in common, it’s the ability to attack the barbell with controlled violence. This lost art of focused aggression is often what separates the pretty strong from the insanely strong. Watch some of

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6 Ways to Reduce Shoulder Pain During Squats

shoulder pain

The squat may be the king of all lower body exercises, but if you’ve ever squatted heavy, you know that it’s extremely taxing on the upper body too. So taxing, in fact, that many people experience shoulder pain during squats at

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10 Lessons from My First 400 Pound Bench Press

400 pound bench press

Two weeks ago, I completed my first 400 pound bench press. This had been a goal of mine since the second I hit my first 315 press, which was a LONG time ago. The journey from the 3’s to the

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8 Lessons from My First 600 Pound Deadlift

deadlift

A few weeks ago, I hit my first 600-pound deadlift. Although far from a world-class number, it’s a big milestone for me. It was my first triple-bodyweight pull and marked a long road of retooling my deadlift from awful to

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Technique Tuesday: 2 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift Lockout

This week’s Technique Tuesday pulls another question we got from our Facebook live Q&A: how can you improve your deadlift lockout? In my experience, there are two reliable ways to build a stronger deadlift lockout: Get in a better position

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Optimizing the Big 3: August 14 at Cressey Sports Performance

optimizing the big 3

I’m pumped to announce that Greg Robins and I will be hosting a one-day Optimizing the Big 3 powerlifting seminar at Cressey Sports Performance on Sunday, August 14. If you’ve been wanting to get hands-on coaching from Greg and myself, now’s

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