Strength Training Variables – Intensity, Volume and Frequency

Competition Powerlifting Weights Photo by Gympie PowerliftingIntensity, Volume and Frequency are three aspects of planning a strength training program regardless of the end goal be it maximum strength for powerlifting, building lean muscle for bodybuilding or working on general strength gains to assist with improving sports performance. Continue reading

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Australian Powerlifting Championships 2016

Australin Powerlifting Championships, Squat

Declan Evans at the Australian Powerlifting Championships

The Australian Sub-Junior, Junior and Masters Powerlifting championships were recently held in Melbourne on the 5-7 of August. Continue reading

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Free Powerlifting Information Session

Free Powerlifting Information Session, 6pm on the 12th September 2016, at Gympie City Gym

Free Powerlifting Information Session, 6pm on the 12th September 2016, at Gympie City Gym

Gympie City Gym is hosting a  Free Introduction to Powerlifting  information session at their fully-equipped gym on September 12th. Continue reading

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Rack Pulls for a Bigger Deadlift

Deadlift rack pullsRack Pulls are a staple exercise among powerlifters from beginners just learning to deadlift to experience and elite powerlifters looking to get the most out of their training. There are two main reasons for including Rack Pulls in training and they are  Continue reading

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Teen Powerlifting

Teen Powerlifting Bench Press “I want to be bigger and stronger” is a phrase heard by the parents of teens, often after the teen’s coach for a sport like rugby  or football has told them that getting stronger will help their performances in that sport.

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Deficit Deadlifts, Increase Your Deadlift Max

Deficit DeadliftThe deadlift is possibly the ultimate test of pure strength and is often considered to be The King of all Exercises. Deadlift is simply You Vs the Barbell but in many ways it is not that simple. The deadlift is a brutal movement and the most difficult portion of the lift is the initial pull from the floor.  One key assistance exercise for improving a weak initial pull is the deficit deadlift. Continue reading

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Squat Depth: Are you Deep Enough?

Powerlifting SquatFailing to reach legal depth is the most common technical reason that powerlifters fail on the platform for squats. However, how deep is deep enough for a competition squat. For this article I will be looking at the IPF Squat rules for depth, often considered to be the strictest federation for judging depth. Continue reading

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Are you a Powerlifter ?

Are you a powerlifter ?What is it that makes you a powerlifter ? is it being strong? is it training the power lifts as part of your overall training routine ? Is powerlifting focussing on the big thee in training Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift or do you have to compete to call yourself a Powerlifter ?

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Gympie: Getting Fit on a Budget

Outdoor GymWith many individuals and families juggling a tight budget, paying for a high cost fitness membership every week may be a luxury, however there are other options to keep your fitness goals on track. Continue reading

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5 Common Weight Training Mistakes

Weight Training MistakesA general weight training program is a good option for a beginner looking for improved health and fitness. Progress is often easy even if the training program is not optimal for the individuals fitness goals. Newcomers often get over confident in what they are doing even after their progress eventually slows or stops all together, blaming lack of progress on genetics eg. “hard gainers” or some other excuse. Training injuries also become common when a novice becomes over confident. So what are some of the major training mistakes holding up your progress… Continue reading

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