Category Archives: powerlifting

Do You Need a Belt To Deadlift Safely?

Back in the day, many noobs started using weightlifting belts during squats and deadlifts under the influence of Mark Rippetoe and his puppies that later on branched out and developed the 70sbig fetish. According to those individuals, the weightlifting belt gives you ”an anchor to push against with your abs”. Those men believe that this technique […]

Can You Build a Big Back Without Deadlifts and Pull-ups?

Some things in life may be mandatory, but deadlifts and pull-ups aren’t part of the group. Yet the muscle industry has convinced many people that there are irreplaceable exercises. This is not true. Almost every article on deadlifts uses the same catchphrases: “The deadlift is the best exercise to build ‘real’ world strength. ” “The deadlift increases your testosterone levels.” “If you are […]

Bodybuilding Fits Well Into The World Of Consumerism and Materialism

When people discuss the current Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, I don’t think about training, muscles or aesthetics. All that comes to my mind are his juvenile posts on Instagram praising Gucci garbage and custom sneakers made for clowns. This thinking often leads me to a critical question – how does bodybuilding fit into the modern […]