I happened upon strength training almost by accident. I had been going to the gym for a number of years, nay, decades, more or less consistently. So I went to the gym regularly, but aimlessly, without clear goals. I’d do whatever I felt like doing once I arrived at the gym and the exercise choice […]
Read More The evolution of a Powerlifter.
Greeting, everyone. Yes, I know the title of today’s post sounds like a “cringey” catchphrase from a t-shirt (hmm, note to self…) but it came to me a few hours ago when I was training at the brand spanking-new premises of the powerlifting club. I don’t think I’ve made it a secret in my past […]
Read More When life don’t give you squat, squat gives you life.
If you’re reading my posts I don’t think I really need to convince you about the benefits of physical training in general and strength training in particular. Exercise improves the quality of your life, period. This post is targeted at those of you who have taken the red pill as concerns physical training. It’s unquestionably […]
Read More When the squats don’t work…
Yes, the title of this post is very much tongue-in-cheek but, like all humor, there is a lot of truth to it. On the surface, the communities couldn’t be more different. Peruse any Starting Strength forums or groups and you’ll quickly realize that their 2nd favorite topic is probably the consumption of meat. And I’d […]
Read More Starting Strength – The vegans of the strength-training community
We’ve all been there. Most of us mere mortals have been in lousy physical shape at least once in our lives. At some point we think “hmm, I should really go to the gym” but we hesitate. A quick perusal of social media, YouTube videos and blog posts reveals that a big reason many people […]
Read More The reasons that absolutely nobody should be intimidated by strength training
Pros: It will straight up make you stronger for squats and deadlifts You’ll be the vegan of your powerlifting crew, that condescending dude who has staked a claim on the moral high ground (could also be considered a “con”) Physique gainz, son Cons: Really hard Not for beginners When coming out of the hole, all […]
Read More The Safety squat bar – the best exercise you should, but don’t, do