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Europe’s Strongest Man 2019

Europe’s Strongest Man 2019

The strongest men from across Europe, including Game of Thrones star and current World’s Strongest Man, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, competed for the European title and a coveted spot at the World’s Strongest Man final.

The full line up for the show included Scottish brothers, Tom and Luke Stoltman, Second World’s Strongest Man, Mateusz Kieliszkowski, and ex Russian Marine, Mikhail Shivlyakov. But after 5 events, it was Thor who came out victorious, claiming his fifth European Title, with Kieliskowski in second place and Janashia in third. Scotland’s Strongest Man, Tom Stoltman, proved he truly deserves a place with the best of the best, coming in fourth place.

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World Log Lift Challenge 2019

World Log Lift Challenge 2019

Iron Biby wins World Log Lift Challenge 2019 with 220kg Log Lift - the second biggest log ever lifted!

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Powerlifting

USAPL 2019 Military Nationals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Colombus TX
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USAPL Texas Strength Classic

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - San Antonio TX
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USAPL Boss of NorCal Winter Championship 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Mountainview CA
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USAPL High School Nationals

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Alexandria IA
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Bodybuilding Training: Building Your Bodybuilding Foundation
Power Nutrition
Power Nutrition - Pre-Workout Supplements

Attack the weights and your muscle cells with unparallel ferocity with the help of our ultra advanced thermogenic, fat crushing, cell volumizer and NO booster formula. You'll experience unparallel muscle pumps, strength, mass, energy and proceed to set new personal records every workout. This is the type of BS that is peddled each and everyday from companies push their Pre-workout supplement as the best there is on the market today and tomorrow fro the matter. The truth as always lies in what that pre-workout main purpose is and does it fit your needs.

2 Kinds of Pre-Workouts

Energy Pre-workouts: Most of today's pre-workout supplements focus on getting your Extreme Energy & Focus - which more than often means large amount of stimulant and some Nootropic thrown into the stimulants. If you're a energy junkie, and they are out there, these are your drinks. For the hard trainer these drinks have some sizzle but very little pop when pushing big weight through concentrated effort.

Muscle/Power Pre-workouts: This type of pre-workout is constructed a bit different than those of the energy variety; they concentrate their bulk of the formula on muscle recovery, nourishments and repair, then the energy and focus part. These pre-workout try to include a strong blend insulin mimickers to actually push the nutrients into the cells. Allot have some different forms of Citrulline malates that will help you by providing extra energy during training by flushing lactic acid and ammonia from the muscles, and also by increased ATP with some form pf creatine to boost strength during workouts and decrease recovery time post-workout.

These are your 2 basic types of Pre-Workouts, what you need to do is figure out which side of the equation you fall on, the first kind isn't going to do you much good in the long run, and the second kind tends to be more expensive and increasingly harder to find as different ingredient go up in price.

Bulldog
Train Hard or Go Home!
Bulldog…..

Jacked Factory NITROSURGE
Recipe of Month
Power Club Recipe of the Month - Butter Finger Weight Gainer

One of the best clean weight gainer shakes we have ever used. It taste great and packs a big nutritional boost to any eating plan. Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised to how good it actually works.

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 scoops Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Butter Finger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Instant Rolled Oats
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • 1-2 tbs coconut oil
  • 16 oz. water (or low-fat milk)
  • 3 ice cubes

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender, whip until smooth, and serve.

Nutritional Information:

All added ingredients (excludes protein powder & use of milk)
Calories - 420
Carbohydrates - 70g
Protein - 10g
Fat - 14 g
Fiber - 5 g

Make two delisous servings!!!

If you have any questions feel free to drop us a line at - powerlifting@musclesports.net
Scot Mendelson PLUSA cover August 2003

PLUSA cover August 2003

Blast from the past as Scot Mendelson blast out 5 straight benches in excess of 800LBS! This was some very, very real SHIT!

POWERLIFTING WORKOUT!
POWER WORKOUT April 2019 - Offseason Shoulders & Traps!

This month we will look at supplemental exercises for building the traps and shoulders. Below is listed three exercise routines that will make those delts swell and traps rise. Just think about that bench shooting up, or that deadlift locking out with ease. Good training!

Shoulder & Traps

Routine #1
Exercise # of Sets # of Reps
Standing Barbell Presses 4-5 sets 8 reps
Barbell Front Raises 3 sets 10 reps
Fraont Barbell Shrugs 4 sets 6 reps
Routine #2
Exercise # of Sets # of Reps
Seated Barbell Presses 4 sets 8* reps
Dumbell Front Raises 2-3 sets 12 reps
Dumbbell Shrugs 5 sets 10 reps
Routine #3
Exercise # of Sets # of Reps
Standing Barbell Push Presses 5 sets 5,5,3,3,3 reps
Barbell Front raise 3 sets 10 reps
High Cable Face Pulls 4 sets 10 reps
Trap Barbell Shrugs 5 sets 10 reps
Routine #4
Exercise # of Sets # of Reps
Standing Barbell front Raises 2-3 sets 12 reps
Standing Barbell Push Presses 5 sets 6,4,4,3,3 reps
Power Barbell Shrugs** 5 sets 8,6,6,5,5 reps
Routine #5
Exercise # of Sets # of Reps
Standing Barbell Presses 10 sets 5* reps
Barbell High Pulls 6 sets 6* reps

This specialization should be done off season and paired down as competitions season approaches. Gaining off season muscle muscle should always be your #1 priority!

* Weight increased each set until desired reps can not be acheived

** Rest Pause Shrugs done inside of a power rack. Each rep is paused for one second of the pins to deliver maximum force on each concetric movement. These are done in a very explosive fashion.


Powerlifting News & Observations

Got an email the other day that asked why we don't post more meet results form smaller meets. The reason we don't post the smaller meet results is because most of these meets aren't even posted by the governing organization. Take a look at some of the website. Most are update months after the meet has taken place. Even when we do get the results pages you have to decipher what on it. Don't get us wrong we want the meet results, but please if you can't put them in a word or pdf file, just scan them in to a .gif or .jpg format and email them to us we'll translate the image or data and get it posted as soon as we can. Also remember include name of meet, date, and place.

Hey everybody out there interested in gaining quality bodyweight should try one of the best weight gainers we've started testing the first of this month its made by Jacked Factory. It not a cheap blend pf protein and carbs, but it packs allot of great stuff in each serving. Its called Build-XT and it comes in a capsule. This is supplement make up for all the generic weight gainers out there, believe us its that good. It gives you a bigge rappetite which is exactly what you want to gain good quality body weight. Also you don't need to use a blender or a shaker cup for taking it.


Ouestions of the Month
POWER CLUB Q&A April 2019 - Putting Power into your Triceps!

Question: Need your help fast. I have a meet coming up in 6 months and my triceps are really weak at lockout. Thanks - Brad C.

Answer: Thank you for that excellent question!
What you need is mass in the long head of your triceps. Three of the best exercises for doing this are Close Grip Benches, Dips, and Cross Body Db Extensions(They work right at the elbows end for lock out power).

The Exercises:

Close Grip Benches: After a sufficient warm-up and stretching period is done (essential for minimizing injuries), we're going to start with some close grip bench presses. Grasp the bar about 12 inches apart; it may help to have someone help you on the lift off since it's an awkward lift. Lower the bar to just below your pecs, elbows in, and then press straight up… and none of that "J" movement crap like Coach Iwanna B. Strong taught you in high school. You gotta keep your forearms 90 degrees to the floor.

Dips: Hop up on the dipping bars. Keeping your elbows up lower your upper body until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Keep your torso as staight up as possible to keep the emphasis on the triceps. Do as many you can without hitting the mirror in front of you with puke. Jump over to the DB extensions and burn out some high reps with these. Take a breather, and repeat again

Cross Body DB Extensions: Now your saying what the hell are these? Its easy to get the hang of. Lye down on a flat exercise bench with a dumbbell. Raise the dumbbell up to arms length. It should be directly over your shoulder. Now turn your hand so your knuckles are facing your head. In this position lower the dumbbell so it crosses over your body and touches your other shoulder. Using just your arm strength press the dumbbell out to arms length. Don't cheat! As you start to go heavier use your off hand to secure yourself to the bench.

There you have it. Do 3 set of at least 8 reps and no more than 10.

Bulldog
Train Hard or Go Home!
Bulldog…..

If you have any powerlifting training or nutrition questions feel free to drop us a line at - powerlifting@musclesports.net


Powerlifting Supplements - Reviews
MuscleTech CellTech
MuscleTech
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CellTech

For Bodybuilders and Strenght Athletes!

Scientifically Advanced Muscle building Creatine Formula designed for increased Muscle Mass, Strength, and Physical Performance!

Functional Benifits

Functional Benifits

  • Increase muscle Size & Strength
  • Maximize muscle Creatine
  • Formulated for Hardgainers
  • 10 grams of creatine featuring creatine monohydrate and creatine HCl, 2 grams BCAA, clinically studied 75g of carbs per 2-scoop serving.
  • MuscleTech is America's #1 Selling Bodybuilding Supplement Brand based on cumulative wholesale dollar sales 2001 to present.

What Is Cell-Tech Performance Series?

Creatine significantly improves strength, power, recovery time and increases lean muscle mass. However, as good as creatine is on its own, research has shown that it can be made to work even better. After extensive research and development, including testing, Team MuscleTech researchers engineered Cell-Tech Performance Series - an advanced musclebuilding creatine formula with powerful core ingredients shown to be scientifically superior and build muscle significantly faster than creatine alone. This exclusive, patent-protected formula delivers vastly superior results by rapidly saturating your muscle cells with ultra-pure, highly potent creatine unlike anything else available. Cell-Tech Performance Series is designed specifically for elite bodybuilders and athletes who want to pack on muscle and strength fast!

Based on Rock-Solid Research at Leading Universities

A portion of every single dollar spent on MuscleTech supplements goes back into supporting its research and development efforts, which includes funding clinical research, reviewing third-party scientific studies and consulting with leading university researchers. As such, Team MuscleTech researchers examined hundreds of scientific studies looking for the most powerful musclebuilding and creatine-accelerating ingredients available. The key ingredients found in Cell-Tech Performance Series and its core formula are supported by a total of 44 scientific studies! Groundbreaking research was conducted at multiple institutions, including McMaster University and St. Francis Xavier University. This exhaustive scientific investigation led to important discoveries, including one that other supplement companies don't want you to know about: the discovery of a truly effective means of transporting creatine into muscle cells where it is needed most to build muscle and strength. With the exclusive Cell-Tech Performance Series delivery system, each serving rapidly triggers critical musclebuilding physiological elements to drive a mega-dose of creatine into your muscle cells.

Laboratory-Tested, HCl-Certified Creative & Dextrose for Rapid Muscle Gains

A core element of the musclebuilding machinery driving the Cell-Tech Performance Series formula is derived from HCl-certified creatine featuring Micro-Diffuse Technology. HCl is a biochemical analytical method used in lab testing to identify components of a compound and test for purity. To force the monster-dose of ultra-potent creatine into your muscle cells where it triggers muscle growth, each serving is formulated with a precisely dosed 75 grams of laboratory-tested, HCl-certified dextrose. This is the same amount globally recognized and used by the medical community to assess the efficiency of insulin in human subjects. A high dose of dextrose works to increase plasma glucose concentration, spike serum insulin levels and drive cellular creatine delivery and absorption. Plus, each serving of Cell-Tech Performance Series includes a potent 200-mg dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid.

How Do You Know Cell-Tech Performance Series Works?

Just take a look at the documented published research:
tin a placebo-controlled study conducted at a physiology lab in Greenwich, CT, subjects taking the core formula in Cell-Tech Performance Series with a hardcore training program built 26 times more mass than those taking creatine alone (4.34 vs. 0.16 lbs.). 'In fact, an extraordinary test subject even gained 7 pounds in only 7 days! In the same 28-day study, subjects using the core formula in Cell-Tech Performance Series gained an average of 3.6 lbs. of rock-solid mass in only 7 days. That's right - one week! These documented results are a clear testimony to Cell-Tech Performance Series' ability to deliver amazing gains in mass and strength, fast!

Our Conclusion: Everybody here has liked this shit from day one - way back in 2004. This review was done one the CellTech of today with this bad boy used just as the original. We took only this supplement taken before each workout for two whole months. We used 1 scoop for those who weighed under 230 pounds and 2 scoop for those over 230 pounds. Just like the original test done way back in 2007. This bad boy rocked! Between Myogenix Hyper Shock and Universal Shock Therapy, these are the three best pre-workout creatine products out there bar none, because they flat out work for strength athletes. Get off the burn and flop BS and back to build muscle mass and power! Recommendation: 8.25 / 10.0

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REPP Sports Laxogenin+
REPP Sports
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Laxogenin+

Anabolic Acitvation!

Lean muscle activation formula designed to help increase muscle mass at the same time reducing body fat levels.

Functional Benifits

Functional Benifits

  • Increase Protein Synthesis
  • Battle Physical & Mental Fatigue
  • Reduce Body Fat
  • Fast Acting
  • Non Hormonal

Laxogenin+™ LEAN MUSCLE Activator

Studies have shown that Laxogenin has the potential to greatly increase protein synthesis, balance cortisol, repair muscle tissue, and reduce fatigue during exercise without manipulating hormone levels. Laxogenin+™ was designed and formulated for individuals seeking to substantially improve overall body composition.

Our Conclusion: Excellent muscle gaining supplement. It takes about 2-3 days before you feel it at the most, but this is a really good product. We saw increased muscle and aerobic endurance for all testers, during their workouts and cardio. Start with 2 capsules for men and 1 capsule for women twice a day one in the morning and the next serving midday. We used a high protein diet of 275 grams of protein for the guys and 190 grams for the women. At these levels it worked the best. Excellent product for those who don't want the problems with test boosters and other wild ass stuff out there. Very effective and should last about 4-5 weeks worth of workouts. Recommendation: 8.0 / 10.0

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Universal Nutrition Animal Whey
Universal Nutrition
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Animal Whey

Premium Whey Protein Blend!

Scientifically formulated protein that combines enzymes and high quality whey protein for a easily digested protein source!

Functional Benifits

Functional Benifits

  • Ultra Premium Blend Whey Isolate
  • Mixes Easily
  • Assimilates Very Well
  • Taste Great

Easily Digested & Quickly Processed Protein!

Muscle food, pure and simple. Protein is the raw material capable of building the mass you desperately seek. For the most dedicated lifters, heavy training and clean eating just aren't enough. They need that little extra. And that edge can be found in Animal Whey. Among the most basic, no-nonsense bodybuilding supplements, Animal Whey is easily digested and quickly processed whey protein, providing the building blocks needed to grow bigger, stronger and better. It is muscle food, in its purest form.

Our Conclusion: Excellent product from Animal. Easily the best protein product for Animal-Universal in a VERY LONG TIME! ANIMAL WHEY worked pretty much just as good as advertised. We stacked it with Animal M-Stak for a fantastic anabolic stack after training. This is a great stack, and it worked very well with increases in size and strength during all 4 weeks of our testing cycle. Banana Cream, Salted Caramel, and Vanilla were the flavors almost everyone asked for, we here preferred the Chocolate Mint with peanut butter added it is ridiculously good. A definite toolbox addition form Animal-Universal. Recommendation: 8.5 / 10.0

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