To Strap It Up Or Not…

If you have perused Facebook or other forms of social media lately there seems to be a lot (and really always has been) of debate on the use of lifting straps in your training. Whether your sport is powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting, or you are a regular gym goer, straps have their place in training. Now […]

Crustless Pizza

Meat-za (Crustless Pizza)

I’ve talked a little bit about why I think athletes can benefit from going gluten-free before. And now, well, I’m walking the walk. In an effort to get rid of some excess inflammation, I’ve decided to cut gluten out of my diet completely for the next few months and see if that makes a difference […]

St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up

Don’t let the day (or weekend) pass without celebrating in your kitchen. The Irish are known for hearty meals with plenty of meat and potatoes…a major staple in most weightlifters’ diets. Check out some of our favorites below!   Our Corned Beef & Cabbage Crockpot recipe Corned Beef Hash & Eggs (perfect for that leftover […]

Warming Up with Ben Claridad

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about warming up before training, in particular for bigger athletes. I want to start off by saying that I don’t think there should a big difference in the warm up routines between bigger and smaller athletes. The only obvious difference I notices is the amount of time […]

Spartan Race Giveaway!

Whether you’re into CrossFit, Weightlifting, Throwing, Highland Games, Powerlifting, or any other strength sport, it can be fun to shake it up and challenge yourself. Or sometimes, if we’re being honest, to show off a little. Enter the Reebok Spartan Race. Growing in popularity, obstacle races are popping up all over the country. The Spartan […]

Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

When my wife told me this was on the menu for dinner, I didn’t have high hopes. When I smelled it cooking, I thought I might have been wrong. When I saw it come out of the oven, I knew I was wrong. When I took a bite, I was glad I was wrong. This […]