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Did you ever look over at someone using a band at the start of a workout and ask yourself, why on earth are they using a little band to get their muscles working before a workout? You wouldn’t think that such a small resistance could get you ready for exercise right? You might be surprised (when used correctly) how and why bands are effective at getting your muscles and mind ready for the exercises you are completing in the session. You have to think about how to effectively activate muscles, what’s actually happening when you activate on the physical/ mental...

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Did you ever think or ask yourself why the top athletes of every sport have a coach/ numerous coaches to help them with their particular field? There are many reasons as to why a coach is valuable to everyone participating in any sport, especially in the case of powerlifting. This can be broken down into the programming/ training and the nutrition side of things. I’ll explain the obvious benefits behind why a coach is beneficial, also the logic behind why they are worth your money.

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The words within the above image is the core of this post, ‘Success begets success’. Meaning the more times you are able to succeed or achieve something that makes you feel good, the more likely you are to try and replicate the great feeling you receive from succeeding.

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Many people in the powerlifting community mobilise. They somewhat know the value in doing it both before and after training. Most know it helps when thinking about reducing risk of injury and improving training performance. You will always see that person in the gym who either does not mobilise at all, or rolls out for 1 minute, then starts going at it with their working sets (hopefully they have completed warmups). Then there is the other end of the spectrum who mobilise for so long that it takes up majority of their workout, a lot of the time doing unnecessary...

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This post is for people who don’t know what it’s like to prep for a comp or even a few tips for people who already prep for comps. There are a few things that people don’t know about what goes on behind the scenes when prepping for a powerlifting comp, even more so when someone is trying to lose weight for the comp. The best part about prepping for a comp is the mental focus that occurs when you commit your mind and body to the comp. The small aspects of training, nutrition and sleep all pick up. All those...

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