Athlete Blogs

The Mental Game

Posted by Behzad Bakhshandeh on 6th Sep 2016

Last year I got hurt pretty bad. Every specialist with initials next to their name told me that I would not be able to compete in a strength sport for either a while or ever again. Being 24 at the t … read more
Raw Vs. Geared Powerlifting

Raw Vs. Geared Powerlifting

Posted by Barzeen Vaziri on 10th Jun 2016

In the beginning there was just powerlifting and everyone did whatever they could to get an advantage. In the late 70s there were guys wrapping tennis balls behind their knees to get more rebound, and … read more
Bouncing Back to the Platform

Bouncing Back to the Platform

Posted by Josh "HAVOC" Stottlemire on 14th Dec 2015

On August 2014, I was diagnosed with a severe brachial plexus injury and was dealing with severe atrophy and loss of use in my right arm. I returned to the nerve doctor on Nov. 6, 2015, and was rel … read more
Get Strong. Get Big.

Get Strong. Get Big.

Posted by Barzeen Vaziri on 3rd Dec 2015

How do powerlifters get so much stronger than gym rats? How do bodybuilders get so much bigger than gym rats? Simple, they have goals to train towards. When your progress has plateaued, it’s time to e … read more
Getting Ready for the Platform, Part 3 of 3

Getting Ready for the Platform, Part 3 of 3

Posted by Marshall "Freakshow" Johnson on 12th Nov 2015

Don't Fear FailureDo not let the fear of failure affect your training or performance. Failure will happen, it does to everyone, no one is immune. The people who achieve great things know this and they … read more