On Saturday, August 17th, Dave "Netron" Hoff broke Donnie Thompsons all time equipped total record with a mind blowing 3,005lb total. The feat took place at the Westside Pro Invitational at the York Barbell Museum in York, Pa. Dave's squat, though questionable by many on depth was a massive 1,210lb effort. He followed that up with a very clean 975lb benchpress and then nailed a lightning quick 820lb deadlift.
Mike Johnston and the Boys from 360Cut demonstrate a proper set up, bar approach to acheive the best Lordotic position for a safe and clean lift in this weeks PSST! episode!
Josh Bryant, the man with the plan to get bigger, stronger and faster... talks about his upcoming book and how his athletes faired at the Clash of the Titans 7 from Hardcore Powerlifting in Houston, TX at the NPC Branch Warren Classic.
Mike Johnston brings us PSST1 10, a round up of variations of the ever present pwoerlifting/strongman staple - the Good Morning. This exercise is a mainstay in posterior chain CNS firing and direct work to develop and increase a maximum potential deadlift and squat. This one is not meant only for the men, but for the ladies too. However, when videographers film these for women, for some reason they are always filmed from the back. Fortunately that is not the case for us!
Ryan Bracewell came out to the Hardcore Powerlifting Clash of the Titans 7 event as he puts it - "just to have fun". Ryan competed in the max deadlift and pulled a respectable 760lbs. He also competed in the 500lb max reps event and took 2nd with a dizzying performance of 20 reps. Ryan and Bryan Hildebrand talk about the event and Ryans 2nd Nutrition Depot store opening.
Efficiency and power are two prerequisites for an effective and massive overhead press. Add in the sheer bulkiness and girth of a log in strongman and it all becomes a new challenge. Mikey J breaks down the efficiency of technique, technique and strength and then technique, strength and brute size and power in the 9th edition of PSST!
Tom Emelander took the runner up spot with an 804.5lb deadlift at the Sultans of Squat 7 Hardcore Powerlifting event at the NPC Branch Warren Classic in Houston.
When the 20 year old Arizona State University strongman took the world by storm a few years back, people wondered, how far can this kid go? After a few injuries and battling some personal demons, it appears that the kevin we all knew was in there, is making his way back to the stage. At least by evidence of this video, I am M^#&@r F#&)@%G back!