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Athlete Articles, Connor Lutz -

by Connor Lutz The women’s competition this year is filled with drama before the event has even begun, as if that’s a surprise to anyone… The root cause of this drama can ultimately be determined to be a result of one lifter who isn’t even competing; Jessica Benedetto. Jessica has been a long time competitor in the CPU’s 57kg class and has opted out of this years competition. I believe this resulted in a ripple affect across the light weight women’s classes as these ladies jockey for position to qualify for the world championships! 47kg Nominations Wong Rhonda AB 322.5...

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Athlete Articles, Connor Lutz -

by Connor Lutz The sport of powerlifting in Canada has grown exponentially over the past couple years and participation at the 2018 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) National Championships, in Calgary Alberta, is no exception. A combination of factors such as an accessible location, Canada being the host nation for the 2018 Classic World Championships and the increased popularity of powerlifting have all contributed to the largest National Championships to date! With 523 registered lifters there is no doubt fans can expect a multitude of podium battles with Canada’s strongest vying for the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage...

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Athlete Articles, Vicky Taylor-Hood -

By Vicky Taylor-Hood “Do you ever wish you could turn back time?” I remember casually asking a friend one day. I was thinking about when I first started lifting and when many things seemed simpler, when progress was a straight line from Point A to Point B, and when I had fewer questions and more certainty about certain things.  I was wistfully remembering when things seemed easier. Wishing myself back to being 38 or 39. Back when I didn’t have the first inkling of what challenges, disasters, triumphs and lessons lay ahead and was blissfully unaware of how little I...

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Athlete Articles, Erik Willis -

By Erik Willis There is a growing trend of people creating their own home gym and training by themselves. This comes with quite a few advantages but also some disadvantages.   Some of the major advantages include 1)      Reducing commute to the gym and training when you want. It is pretty obvious that if you train at home you don’t need to drive to the gym. This gives you more time to spend doing other things. For me this was one of the major driving forces to getting my own equipment. I was spending about half an hour each way...

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Athlete Articles, Daniel Remulla -

by Daniel Remulla 3…2…1… UP! A TECHNICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE BENCH PRESS HAND-OFF IN POWERLIFTING The bench press – an ultimate test of strength and one of the standard measures of masculinity and physical prowess in the gym and on the streets. Whether you’re a powerlifter, an athlete or a fitness enthusiast we’ve all benched and we can all appreciate a solid bench attempt both in the gym and on the platform.  Toronto Pro Show | June 2017Photo by Loaded Bar Collective - Carlo Torres  Can you recollect the last time you hit a big bench PR, a weight you’ve...

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