Ronnie Coleman’s First Powerlifting Meet

You guys gotta see this – it’s Ronnie Coleman’s first powerlifting competition in 1994. You’ll like that Ronnie was yelling “light weight” long before his Mr. Olympia days. Now, what Ronnie does is indeed impressive, deadlifting 728 lbs. But on this day, Ronnie’s antics were outmatched by a whistling old man named Roy Mason. Roy was a traveling preacher and a truck driver. As you’ll see, he can barely walk over to the bar, but he then proceeds to pull 529 lbs at the ripe age of 76! Old man strength at its finest.

Click HERE to learn more about Roy and the meet.

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Why People Must Squat Differently

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Fitness Peeps!

I just stumbled across THIS article and you have to read it!!!

I’ve mentioned time and time again over the past several years that your squat form is influenced by your hip anatomy. In fact, here are some links:

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However, I never had the pictures to illustrate this concept.

Well, finally I do! Below are the pictures (taken from Ryan DeBell’s article which he got from THIS site).

Go see what Ryan DeBell has to say about these pictures and see how he analyzes the anatomical influences on potential biomechanics during the squat.

HERE is the link again.

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What’s the Best Single Leg Exercise?

“Hi Bret! I’ve got a question for you. You seem to write about single leg training quite often. What’s the very best single leg exercise out there? Thank you, Adam

Hi Adam,

First of all, the answer to this question depends on your goal and fitness levels. I’m sure you’re aware that there are many excellent single leg exercises and variations. But the various patterns are likely synergistic with one another in that you’ll get better bang for your buck by employing a few different single leg exercises rather than just one. Therefore, I wouldn’t try to narrow it down to just one. And don’t worry, with experimentation, nearly all lifters can find several unilateral exercises that suit their bodies very well.

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