Improve Your Powerlifting Programming With The Acute Chronic Workload Ratio

12/10/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the acute chronic workload ratio (ACWR). In the video, I breakdown what it is, the research behind it, how it is calculated, and how you can use it for Powerlifting. This video is beneficial for coaches and lifters who program for themselves in order to develop training that will allow them to make consistent progress while minimizing injury risk. And if you want to learn more about programming, then you can Read More

The Best Deadlift Variations For Powerlifting

12/08/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the best deadlift variations for Powerlifting broken up into categories of technique, strength, and hypertrophy. So, regardless of what your goal is for a training block, you can watch this video, see what variations I list for your goal, and then make sure you have it programmed for your training block. When it comes to the deadlift technique, I’m a big fan of the tempo deadlift. You can choose your tempo Read More

Frequency of Max Effort Lifts

Written by: Kevin Cann The max effort method is the best method to build absolute strength.  This is undeniable due to the specificity of heavy singles for the sport of powerlifting.  The max effort method builds the inter and intra muscular coordination, technical efficiency at heavy weights, and psychological strength.  It teaches lifters how to compete. The Bulgarian sports scientist, Angel Spassov, admits that the max effort method comes with a higher injury risk and may shorten careers, Read More

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2021 Arnold Sports Festival Postponed

12/04/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

The 2021 Arnold Sports Festival has officially been postponed from it usual March date.  We will be working closely with the Arnold organizers as they determine their next date and participation criteria to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Keep training hard, we are looking forward to putting on the best powerlifting event in the USA!   The post 2021 Arnold Sports Festival Postponed first appeared on USA Powerlifting. Read More

The Best Bench Press Variations For Powerlifting

12/03/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the best bench press variations for Powerlifting broken up into categories of technique, strength, and hypertrophy. So, regardless of what your goal is for a training block, you can watch this video, see what variations I list for your goal, and then make sure you have it programmed for your training block. When it comes to bench press technique, I’m a big fan of the tempo bench. You can choose your Read More

The Best Squat Variations For Powerlifting

12/01/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the best squat variations for Powerlifting broken up into categories of technique, strength, and hypertrophy. So, regardless of what your goal is for a training block, you can watch this video, see what variations I list for your goal, and then make sure you have it programmed for your training block. When it comes to squat technique, I’m a big fan of the tempo squat. You can choose your tempo based Read More

My Love Hate Relationship with Hypertrophy

Written by: Kevin Cann I have been a very vocal proponent of direct hypertrophy work in powerlifting.  I think my argument against it gets misunderstood.  I never said that hypertrophy is not important, it most definitely is.  However, hypertrophy is built over a large number of rep ranges, but strength is more directed and developed with higher loads and lower rep ranges. Hypertrophy is developed from a well-organized plan and more direct work is probably unnecessary.  We take a Read More

Jonathan Garcia Totals 697 kg In The 66 kg Weight Class (#3 All-Time)

11/25/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over Jonathan Garcia’s performance at the 2020 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) North Florida Open Championships where he totaled 697 kg in the 66 kg weight class. I go over his training going in, our original game plan, changes we made the day of, what goals we hit, and the plan going forward. Jonathan ended up hitting a 264 kg squat for a new American record and was over the current World record, though Read More

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