Boring Truths – What a brush with death and decades under the iron can teach you about lifting. – Phil Malin

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There are many things one thinks about when confined to a hospital bed a relative isolation for long periods of time. Mostly they were around how much I missed food and how much I missed lifting weights. I have always...

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Praying for the disappearance of the “fitness” philosopher and the end of the barbell sport circle jerk.

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I have a confession to make, I am fucking addicted to Instagram, I love it.  Definitely, my favourite social media platform it has all the things I like about YouTube (video basically!) and way less of the downside being far...

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Choosing the right powerlifting Belt.

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What is a powerlifting belt? Unlike most other lifting belts a powerlifting belt is normally the same width along the whole length of the belt.  This originates from the International Powerlifting Federation‘s rule book they set out very specific dimensions...

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Let’s not get it twisted all periodisation is linear.

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There is a theme that underpins all training programs that are of any quality it is as simple to say as it is difficult to put into action.  All sports training, when put into the context of your goal and...

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How to be a better strength athlete. Powerlifting Advice that will never get old.

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  Apologies for not writing to this blog for a while I have been somewhat snowed under with other time commitments since pre-season hit in July of 2016.  Now the dust is starting to settle from 2016 I see where...

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Operation 700 – Blog Update 2

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In the last entry, I took you through the reasons and rationale for my goal of a 320 kg deadlift.  Since then I have actually been doing some training I am currently on week 5 of the programme which has...

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The Boris Sheiko Experience – London Seminar – 28th February 2016

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Kirill Sarychev and his 335 kg unequipped bench press is just one of the many reasons when Mr. Sheiko speaks wise men listen.   It’s 4 am and I am leaving my flat in Edinburgh to board a 6:50 am...

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