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IPF and USAPL approved list of gear, updated for 2020.
Understanding what equipment is approved for use is an essential part of any powerlifting competition. If a piece of gear is not approved for use in a given powerlifting federation, an athlete will not be permitted to use it on the platform.
This guide covers all approved powerlifting gear for the IPF and USAPL. [Read more…]
Buying gifts for an avid lifter can seem tricky to those who are aren’t as obsessed with the iron. But fear not, here are some gift ideas for the gym goer in your life that they’re sure to love. Whether they’re a powerlifter, Crossfitter, or general gym rat, you’ll find something that will make their next gym session extra special. [Read more…]
This spreadsheet attempts to translate RPE into a percentage of a one rep max (1RM) for different rep ranges (e.g. “How much should I lift for 5 reps at RPE 7?”). This is inherently an estimate, as RPE takes into account daily variations in strength, fatigue, etc, which 1RM percentages does not. That is the point of RPE.
If you are generally unfamiliar with RPE, please read this article. This is essential to using it correctly.
Still, some folks may have difficulty estimating their RPE without a coach or experience. This converter is intended as a basic starting point. [Read more…]
Everyone knows that getting enough protein is an essential part of any strength athlete’s nutrition regimen.
While there are lots of vendors to choose from, no one beats Amazon for price and convenience.
Here’s the best they’ve got, all on Amazon Prime. (Don’t worry if you don’t have Amazon Prime – you can use a 30 day free trial.)
On January 18th, 2018, Kizen Training published the most comprehensive translated interview with Boris Sheiko, renowned Russian powerlifting coach.
Clocking in at over at over an hour, the discussion is chock full of great tips and insights from one of powerlifting’s greatest minds.
Lift Vault took a stab at transcribing the Professor Sheiko’s answers and also highlighted what we believed to be the more interesting comments. When you’re done reading, be sure to check out Lift Vault’s Sheiko Program Collection. [Read more…]
Looking for solid, well-reviewed powerlifting books to help you get stronger?
Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or advanced lifter, there is always something to learn about programming, periodization, technique, or accessory movements to help you reach your goals.
This should serve as en excellent resource for folks just starting out and also more experienced lifters that are trying to switch things up in order to break through a plateau.
Below are some of the best books available for getting stronger!