Creative Program Design

12/31/2012 Saul Shocket 0

Are you ready to think “outside the box”? Whether due to injury, boredom, or sticking point, allowing some creativity in your program design might yield very satisfying results. Most strength coaches and athletes base their programs around a combo of Olympic lifts and/or powerlifts. After all, the competitive lifts evolved into what we have today because they best represent a balance of strength, power, and athleticism. However, there will be times in your athletic career when Read More

Happy Holidays from Mass-Lift and Massachusetts USAPL

12/25/2012 Mass-Lift 0

Massachusetts USA Powerlifting and Mass-Lift wants to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season! Remember and save the date: 2/9/2013- Maine State Push/Pull & Bench Press Contest and Maine State High School Push/Pull & Bench Press Contest Application (PDF)High School Application (PDF) 2/24/2013- Northeast Winter Classic Application coming soon!!   3/10/2013- Third Annual Ryan Moore New England Open High School Powerlifting Championships Location: Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, MA On-Line Application: Read More

Training Around Powerlifting Injuries While Still Making Progress

12/24/2012 Steven Ritucci Jr. 0

There is no doubt that perhaps a powerlifters’ worst nightmare is a training-inhibiting injury; namely, the type of asymmetrical “bad pain“ that seems to arise at the worst possible time in the training cycle — the part of the cycle where you are seeing the most gains! Some of these injuries include rotator cuff issues, knee problems, and back pain. When these injuries occur, they can ruin the sense of well-being a powerlifter attains from Read More

First Annual Northeast Winter Classic

12/18/2012 Mass-Lift 0

PDF Entry Form On-Line Entry Form Mass Lift is proud to present the First Annual Northeast Winter Classic.  This Championship powerlifting event is open to all lifters regardless of age or division.  Drug-free USA Powerlifting (USAPL) has grown exponentially over the past few years in New England, and the Northeast Winter Classic will showcase some of the best new talent in the region.  The Wonderland Ballroom in Revere, MA will host the event on Sunday, Read More

Sweat it All Out: Cutting Weight for Strength Sports

12/17/2012 Mass-Lift 0

Several sports have weight classes where the athletes compete against other athletes of similar weights. There are two different types of sports that have weight classes; Sports that pit one athlete against another in a combative format such as boxing, mixed martial arts or wrestling, or sports that demonstrate strength or power, such as weightlifting or powerlifting. Regardless of the type of sport, weight classes exist so one athlete does not have an advantage because Read More

Third Annual Ryan Moore New England Open High School Powerlifting Championships

12/07/2012 Mass-Lift 0

  Quick Links: Championship Information Hotel Information (coming soon) Preliminary Timetable (coming soon) PDF Entry Form On-Line Entry Form (coming soon) Nomination List (coming soon) Championship Information SANCTIONED BY: USAPL MEET DIRECTORS: Mike Zawilinski and Al Fornaro DATE, TIME, PLACE:  Sunday, March 10, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Xaverian Brothers High School, 800 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood MA 02090. ELIGIBILITY:  Open to ALL USAPL Junior High School and High School registered athletes, 12-19 years old Read More

Death of Squatting, I Think Not!

12/03/2012 Mass-Lift 0

I attended Mike Boyle’s “Death of Squatting” presentation at the 2nd Annual Boston Hockey Summit and Basketball Symposium at Northeastern University Sunday, May 23, 2010. I come from a powerlifting background and consider myself a student of periodization. I have traveled the country to train with some of the best in powerlifting from Louie Simmons to Mark Bell, but perhaps the most influential person I have meet is Saul Shocket. He has trained some the Read More