Category Archives: Powerlifting

tips for avoiding back pain when weight lifting

3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain While Weight Lifting

Anybody who has experienced back pain knows how much it can affect your daily life. It can be particularly frustrating dealing with back pain when trying to work towards fitness goals. If you’re dealing with post-exercise back pain, you’ll be relieved to know that there are steps you can take to both reduce existing pain, […]

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Sarcoplasmic vs Myofibrillar Muscle Growth: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibrillar hypertrophy? Well, they’re both muscle growth, as the word “hypertrophy” refers to the growth or enlargement of an organ or tissue, due to the increase in size of its cells. But, at the same time, they couldn’t be more different, and you may want to focus more on one […]

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How Does Alcohol Affect Fat Loss, Muscle Growth & Testosterone? (Video)

The effects of alcohol on muscle growth, fat loss and testosterone levels. Does drinking alcohol affect muscle growth and fat loss? In this video, Jeff Nippard takes a look at the studies carried out on the affect that alcohol has on muscle growth, fat loss and testosterone levels. Credit: YouTube Does alcohol affect fat loss? It’s important […]

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7 Squat Mistakes That Are Slowly Destroying Your Body

With it being a primal movement, we were all born with the ability to squat reasonably well. Over time, however, thanks to the invention of chairs and toilets, we use the movement less and less as we get older, especially here in the West. Now that we use the squat as an exercise in the […]

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How to Find Your Natural Squat Stance

Foot position in the squat is one of the most debated subjects in the fitness industry. We’re told by one person that a wide stance is bad for the knees, whilst another person argues that a narrow stance is more dangerous. We’re told that that pointing your toes out will reduce the risk of injury, […]

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Elliott Hulse Takes Us Back to When Strength Camp Started 10 Years Ago

For those of you that know who Elliott Hulse is, you’ll know that he’s taken YouTube by storm over the past decade and built up a strong reputation online as an experienced, knowledgeable and reliable source of information when it comes to growing stronger, both physically and mentally. Elliott’s simple, no-bull approach to answering questions […]

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The Decision to Use Steroids

Overall, drug use at a population level remains stable in the UK. Cannabis remains the UK’s favourite illegal drug, with more than 2 million people using it in the past year, but while this may seem like a large number, it’s worth noting that more than 29 million people drink alcohol every single week, with 9 million […]

are women naturally fitter than men

Women are naturally fitter than men, study shows.

Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. A recent study by The University of Waterloo has compared the oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction between 18 young men and women of similar age and weight whilst performing cardiovascular training […]

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Squat Science: 6 Benefits of The Squat Exercise

The basic barbell back squat is the foundation of a leg training routine for the majority of powerlifters, bodybuilders and athletes from all areas of sport and fitness. So why is this exercise so popular? Because it’s an exercise that really works – in so many ways… 1. Squatting increases core strength. Leg muscles aside, […]