Category Archives: sports

Can Strength Training Replace The Use Of Steroids In Sports?

Reading the crazy ideas pushed by fitness experts can be an amusing experience. In one of his articles on S-Nation, the Godfather of Low bar Squats, Mark Rippetoe, expressed his strong belief that strength training can stop the use of steroids in sports. He wrote: “Athletes take steroids to get stronger. That’s the only reason […]

Muscle Imbalances: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Overthinking

Paralysis by analysis a.k.a. overthinking is very common in the iron community. My lifting background says that the less experienced you are, the more you think about issues that do not really make a big difference. Back in the day, I used to suffer from wrist and elbow pain. I had an overuse injury known as tendonitis. This made […]

Powerlifting Weight Classes: Delusional Expectations

Your height and bone structure determine your weight class. By default, a tall man cannot compete as a lightweight, whereas somebody who is 5’5″ will fit there perfectly. In order for a tall guy to do well in barbell sports, he has to compete in a higher weight class. The only lift which allows skinny […]

Are Olympic Weightlifters on Steroids? Of course, they are.

Undoubtedly, the rise of weightlifting is connected directly to the advancement of anabolic steroids. The better the pill, the higher the record. In this post, I presented you material revealing the early use of anabolic steroids by Bill March of York, Pennsylvania, and Louis Riecke of New Orleans. Of course, their rivals from the Soviet […]

Getting Ripped: What Boxers Can Teach Us about Getting Shredded

“How much do you weigh?” is a popular question in commercial gyms. During the cold season, people boost the number, but as soon as the summer kicks in, the firmness in the tone disappears. Why? Because the fat gut popping under the XXL shirt immediately devalues the number. Does it matter that you weigh 220 pounds […]

Are The Olympic Lifts Muscle Builders? Can you gain slabs of muscles by doing the clean & jerk?

Some Olympic weightlifters have thick physiques that make the muscle worshipers envious. As a result, many muscle constructors begin to incorporate the Olympic lifts in an attempt to gain some of that “Oly” mass. However, are the Olympic lifts efficient muscle builders? Olympic Weightlifting Is A Hip Dominant Sport Both Olympic lifts are hip and back dominant. That’s why most Oly […]