Category Archives: powerlifting

Are Pull-ups a Complete Upper Back Exercise?

| July 7, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

I did my first chin-up at 15. My gym teacher, better known as Conan the Barbarian, was a crazy bitch with wild clotted hair that made all boys chin and dip that day. One could only wonder what had happened to her the night before. I got one chin-up repetition with the help of every […]

Did Steroids Completely Replace Hard Work In The Gym?

| June 28, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

I’ve had many breaks from training due to low motivation. The first major episode took place when I got sick of the squat or die mentality installed deep into my brain. However, a few months passed and the accumulation of barbell nostalgia made me want to train again. Yet when I set my foot on […]

Proper Squat Technique? Overthinking Bozos Complicate Everything

| June 24, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Today was no different. I started the computer and launched YouTube only to see another permabulker suffering from an inflated ego trying to convince me that squatting is as complex as a heart transplant. “You have to keep your back as tight as possible when you squat,” said Mr. PermaBulk. Thanks, man. Nice tip. Until […]

Adding Arm Isolation To 5×5 Routines?

| June 14, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

5×5 strength training programs and their by-products are supposed to be the ultimate blueprint for natural muscle construction. The legends surrounding this type of training are now reaching epic proportions. Many noobs still believe that miracles happen when you do squats for 5 sets of 5. As a result, we had the chance to witness […]

CNS Burnout and Lifting: CNS’s Effect On Strength Gains

| June 10, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The body is a slave to the mind. It cannot do anything without authorization from the head. One of the brain’s roles is to function as a central processing unit (CPU). Some people have the amazing ability to generate an enormous amount of force thanks to their powerful CNS. One could say that those individuals […]

Is Bodybuilding Easier For Short People?

| June 7, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting are mean to tall people. Extra height requires extra work to succeed. Past a certain threshold, every additional centimeter is not helpful but detrimental. The taller you are, the heavier you need to be in order to make it work, and that’s hard. 5 kilograms on a short person could make […]

How To Use Dips As a Primary Chest & Triceps Exercise

| May 30, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Most fitness and powerlifting media promote dips solely as an assistance exercise for the bench press, but the truth is that the dip can be a primary lift too if you give it an opportunity to shine. Have you ever wondered why the bench press is always treated as the Queen of all pushing exercises? […]