Smolov Routine

What is Smolov? Smolov refers usually to the original Smolov Squat Routine. The Smolov Squat Routine is a weight training program for increasing your squat strength, originating from Russia. It is named after its creator, Sergey Smolov “the Russian Master of Sports”. The squat routine is a strength program broken down into four phases which last for …

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CT Fletcher suffers heart attack

CT Fletcher recently suffered a heart attack. He wrote on Twitter: “15 DAYS AGO, I SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK. I’VE BEEN HOSPITALIZED SINCE THEN. NEW DEFIBRILLATOR INSTALLED, TODAY I’M GOING HOME! I AM BLESSED” After a little while: “DOC SAID I CAN’T DO SHIT FOR SIX WEEKS! I’LL GO CRAZY …

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Tom Martin injured at WPC Europeans

Tom Martin

Unfortunately during WPC Europeans Tom Martin (famous for his raw deadlift power: Tom Martin Inspirational Thursday) tore his bicep at his second deadlift attempt.     He wrote on Facebook: “Well here are the 5 lifts I was successful with at the WPC Europeans. 340kg squat 360kg squat (comp PB) …

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Europe’s Strongest Man 2017

Europe’s Strongest Man recently concluded, and Hafthor Bjornsson has earned back his title as he edged out Eddie Hall to claim first. Yesterday, Bjornsson announced that he had come down with Bell’s Palsy, but still planned to compete. Today he’s lifting a first place trophy as Europe’s Strongest Man. Bell’s …

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Westside for raw made easy by Burley Hawk

The Westside Method, also known as the Conjugate Method, is a program that is often times misunderstood in the raw powerlifting realm. Most write it off as only working for geared lifters, and instead turn to other types of programming that emphasize volume and simplicity in exercise selection. There are …

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