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Competed In My First Powerlifting Competition

I just competed in my first powerlifting competition last Saturday, the 2016 USA North Carolina Powerlifting Championships.  It was a really big show with over 100 of the state's best lifters competing.  When I checked-in and I saw all thos...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 7, 2016

3 Days Until the Big Powerlifting Event

Okay, it's only 3 days until I compete in my first powerlifting competition and I'm a little nervous.  Just had my last workout before the event this Saturday and I'm feeling pretty confident that I will do well.  Although, I have to admit...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 1, 2016

480 lb Deadlift at 57

  Who says your strength declines with age?
by Forever Fit and Firm on May 20, 2016

Six Weeks Until My Competition, My Passion is Back!

   As of this Saturday it's six weeks until my powerlifting competition!  I have to admit that I'm a little nervous and I've been asking myself why am I doing this?  The answer is to challenge myself to be better and to inspire ot...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Apr 22, 2016

Powerlifting at 57, I've Selected a Competition

After deciding to do a powerlifting competition, I've done a lot of research this past week on different organizations and the meet I want to compete in.  I found an organization called USA Powerlifting that caters to natural lifters (competitor...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Apr 8, 2016

My First Powerlifting Competition at the Age of 57

I've written many posts about inspirational people over the age of 50 and now I'm trying to become one.  I plan to compete in my first powerlifting competition at the age of 57.  Although I've competed in many bodybuilding competitions, pow...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Apr 2, 2016

The History of Weightlifting

The history of weightlifting traces back to the beginning of recorded history where man's fascination with physical prowess has been found among ancient writings. A 5000-year-old Chinese writing tells of soldiers having to pass fitness tests. Anci...
by Muscle Bodybuilder on Sep 24, 2015

Choosing a Weightlifting Belt

While they were once considered gear for only serious lifters, weightlifting belts have become increasingly popular among male and female lifters of all levels of experience and skill. Among some of their benefits, lifting belts support the core, enc...
by Unique Fitness Concepts Blog on Jul 31, 2014

My Road to a 600 lb Deadlift

It has been a whIle since I tested my 1RM and since I just finished a 9 week training cycle using Brandon Lilly’s The Cube Method, I was due. I underestimated what I could pull, but beat my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by MarkFu's Barbarian Blog on Mar 5, 2013

Bent over row exercise for man/women

Bent over row exercise for man/women A bent-over row is a weight training exercise that targets the latissimus dorsi muscle. The bent over row is a much used exercise in training for both bodybuilding and powerlifting as it is a good exercise for inc...
by todaygossip on Jan 2, 2013

Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding

To some people, powerlifting and bodybuilding sound the same. Although they have a few similarities, they are actually quite different. The goal of powerlifting is to develop strength. It involves competitive weightlifting where participants focu...
by Unique Fitness Concepts Blog on Dec 20, 2012

Bent over row exercise

Bent over row exercise  Bent over row exercise A bent-over row is a weight training exercise that targets the latissimus dorsi muscle. The bent over row is a much used exercise in training for both bodybuilding and powerlifting as it is a good exer...
by todaygossip on Dec 8, 2012

Crash Diet For Bodybuilders: General Considerations

A crash diet is a diet which is extreme in its nutritional deprivations, typically severely restricting calorie intake. It is meant to achieve rapid weight loss and may differ from outright starvation only slightly. It is not meant to last for long p...
by Muscle Bodybuilder on Dec 3, 2012

The Benefits of the Floor Press

There are several variations of the standard, tried and true bench press, and one of them is the floor press. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
by MarkFu's Barbarian Blog on Nov 15, 2012

Picking Up Heavy Things

Happy hump-day peeps! As most of my readers will know, this past weekend I competed with two of my Taylored Training team mates in our first ever powerlifting competition. How would I describe it, in one word? Totally. Awesome. Ok. That is …...
by Move Better Naked on Oct 2, 2012

Got Ink?

SO, while I've been reading like a mad thing and slowly digging myself out of a reviewing backlog, the dear Good Man Michael has been up to all sorts of adventures lately!  I believe I have mentioned his pursuit of powerlifting perfection before...
by The Beauty of Eclecticism on Sep 28, 2012

Nine Ways Dynamic Stretching Leads to Powerlifting Success

World champion powerlifter Dan Austin details why dynamic stretching is essential Powerlifters who don't take warming up and stretching seriously are setting themselves up for disaster. Dan Austin, a 2011 Powerlifting Hall of Fame inductee, believ...
by Sports Fitness Hut Blog on Aug 28, 2012

What You Should Know About Caffeine

Will caffeine help your deadlift? Find out here. If you don't deadlift, you can still get the skinny on caffeine. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
by MarkFu's Barbarian Blog on Aug 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Will caffeine help your deadlift? Find out here. If you don't deadlift, you can still get the skinny on caffeine. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
by MarkFu's Barbarian Blog on Aug 16, 2012

Two Big Exercises to Train Your Posterior Chain

Your lower body training day is coming up you have two choices... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
by MarkFu's Barbarian Blog on Aug 10, 2012


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