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Coaching Spotlight W/ Nigel: Part 1, Competing Too Often

Competing Too Often Over and over and over I have seen lifters get stuck in the trap of competing too often. It is an understandable urge: we compete in powerlifting because we like lifting heavy shit, and meets are the best place to do it. On top of that, very often when lifters come out of...

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​The Benefit Of Low Rep Sets

The Benefit Of Low Rep Sets When people talk about the number of reps they are doing, they usually correlate this with the weight on the bar. Higher reps means lighter weight, and as the reps go down, the weight goes up. Once they get to 5s or 3s, they are doing some pretty high % work. While...

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Read This Before Your Next PR

Read This Before Your Next PR: Here we are talking about maxing out again. This is such a common question: how often should I test my max? And immediately after comes the question: how do I test my max? We could spend a week talking about these two things but we’ll give it a go in this...

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Stop The Fitness Gimmicks

Recovering from your sessions is so very important, and when you feel like you aren’t recovering… well it sucks. We all want a single, simple answer. Whether it’s using a specific supplement, or taking ice baths after every session, we want one clear, easy thing we can do to fix all of...

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Fat Loss Made Easy: ​If You Fall Off Track, You’ll Be Okay

If You Fall Off Track, You’ll Be Okay Look, we are all human. There will always be temptations, and sometimes we’ll give in. Whether it’s a holiday, a birthday, or it’s just been a long week, there are going to be times that you overeat. Unfortunately, when this happens people will often...

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Fat Loss Made Easy: Training While Losing Weight

Training While Losing Weight: What You Should Expect We need to be real about expectations in the gym during a period of fat loss. For many people it will be difficult to build strength due to their decreased caloric intake. Expecting to see the same sort of progress when you are losing...

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Fat Loss Made Easy: The #1 Fat Loss Mistake

#1 Fat Loss Mistake There are so many potential answer to this question based on who you ask, but to us, the #1 fat loss mistake we see people making has to be slashing calories too fast and eating too little. Fat loss is an emotional process and it is easy to abandon reason for irrational...

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Fat Loss Made Easy: What Is A Calorie?

What Is A Calorie?: Calorie and Macro Basics Calories are essentially how we measure the energy contained in the food you eat. Calories are split up into 3 different macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat. For each macronutrient, the amount of calories they contain per gram is...

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Fat Loss Made Easy: Good Habits

Good habits. Lots of us are going to go into the new year with a plan, a plan for progress and bettering ourselves. VERY often that plan will involve losing weight/fat. This week we will be posting about the process of losing weight and how you can be successful as you start your fat loss...

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Beginner Series Part 15: Lifting Gear

In last week’s post I told you that you probably don’t need to worry about buying a bunch of gear right off the bat. A good pair of shoes and a notebook are enough to get you started. But there will come a point where it might really make sense to look at buying some basic equipment. So let’s...

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