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All about lifting the heavy stuff. Strongman, Highlander Games, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting etc.

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Shakes?

Started by Tyler Jacobs. Last reply by Jonathan F Smoyer Jan 6. 1 Reply

I've been out of commission for a while over the summer, but now I'm back in the gym, out of shape and fat again - not that I mind my belly, but I do mind feeling like crap, and throwing my back out…Continue

Favorite Lift!

Started by Joshua Alvin Cuyler. Last reply by Jonathan F Smoyer Jan 6. 5 Replies

This is probably my favorite group on AoM, just because of its premise. I love it.So we've all got a favorite lift. There are so many out there, but really there's always one that really gets your…Continue

Highlander Games

Started by Stephen Larsen. Last reply by James William Michener Nov 6, 2013. 1 Reply

Has anyone here participated in Highlander games before?  I was thinking of getting myself involved in such things as a good way to exercise, have fun, and get in touch with my ginger heritage.  But…Continue

Tags: manly stuff, excuse to wear a kilt, highlander games

Powerlifters.

Started by Matt Peterson Jul 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Anybody here running the cube? Anybody hit any new PR's lately?Continue

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Comment by Tyler Jacobs on October 22, 2012 at 1:55am

I've been giving a lot of thought to getting really serious about my weight training lately. Been researching a bit about how to get into powerlifting as a (relative) beginner.  Learning quite a bit.  Hopefully I'll post my finds this week.

Comment by Tyler Jacobs on November 10, 2011 at 8:38pm

Did squats for the first time in maybe two years today.  looking forward to a sore butt tomorrow.

Comment by jameson on September 3, 2010 at 12:02pm
I just wrote a rather long blog post here for novice trainees.
Comment by jameson on July 20, 2010 at 1:43pm
Noice!
Comment by Tyler Jacobs on July 20, 2010 at 1:15pm
I just gotta say that when reading a thread in this group, I love it when it says "Back to Heavy Discussions" at the top. It makes this group sound so serious! hahaha
Comment by jameson on July 8, 2010 at 11:49am
If I remember correctly the article tells why. Basically, and I think it was the Russians, people started creating their own shoes with a raised heel thereby getting away from dress shoes. The big selling point was a metatarsal strap that provided a solid base instead of the foot coming out of the shoe. Slippage was also an issue. The new shoes covered that as well.
Comment by Tyler Jacobs on July 8, 2010 at 11:45am
That's cool. So why'd they stop?
Comment by jameson on July 8, 2010 at 11:42am
A lot of those guys lifted in loafers/dress shoes back in the day. The heel was roughly 1/2" which is perfect for engaging just enough quad while keeping the hamstrings thoroughly engaged. Here's an interesting link on the history of Oly shoes:

http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/sportivny/library/farticles015.html
Comment by Tyler Jacobs on July 8, 2010 at 11:16am
Thanks Jameson! I googled "Powerlifter" or something, and came across it. It seemed nice and old school to me. Can you imagine lifting in those shoes? haha!
Comment by jameson on July 8, 2010 at 9:33am
Nice pic of Paul Anderson. If anyone is interested in a print of Anatoly Pisarenko here's a link: http://www.killustrated.com/pisarenko-print.html
 

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