Athlete Articles — Connor Lutz

2018 Classic Open Nationals Preview - Women

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2018 Classic Open Nationals Preview - Women

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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2018 Classic Open Nationals Preview - Men

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2018 Classic Open Nationals Preview - Men

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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Meet Preparation, Peak and Taper

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Meet Preparation, Peak and Taper

by Connor Lutz Preparing for a competition is as much mental as it is physical; far too often the results of a productive “base” or developmental cycle are not realized due to poor development of the meet prep or peaking phase. You hear all the time of lifters hitting personal bests a month out from competition following some good hardnosed volume work expecting massive gains from their “peak”, bodyweight manipulation aside, this predictive progress rarely comes to fruition. Before we can consider why this might be the case, a basic understanding of the variables at play during training development need...

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