Author: Ben Pollack

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Powerlifting Tips to Make You Better
Fitness

10 Incredibly Useful Powerlifting Tips

I’ve been lifting for a long time. I began competing in powerlifting in 2012, but I’ve been a gym rat since high school. I’m 31 now, so you can do the math! When

How To Talon Grip In the Squat
Fitness

How Elbow Position Can Make or Break Great Squats

Typically when I watch people squat, I see one of two errors: They don’t brace properly. They fall forward in the hole (hips shoot up before shoulders). Now, oftentimes, the first problem causes

Conditioning for Powerlifters
Conditioning

The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning for Powerlifters

Ahh, conditioning. Say “cardio” and powerlifters run and hide, but conditioning is different. Conditioning is hardcore, it builds strength, fries body fat, and is pretty much the most athletic thing you can do

Program Hopping Ben Pollack
Fitness

Why Program Hopping Isn’t Always Bad

If you were to ask the top 100 lifters of 2018 what their “secret” is, you might get a lot of different answers, but I bet that a lot of them would say

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