Author: scott@bodytechusa.com

Powerlifting, Profiles

Brandon Lilly – Forced Adaptation


On Friday May 12, 2016, I travel to Total Performance Sports at their new location in Malden MA. Brandon Lilly, Greg Panora and Cory “Swede” Burns presented a hands-on strength athlete seminar covering all three lifts and accessories. Among many gold nuggets, Brandon described a concept “Forced Adaptation” that really got me thinking. To understand,

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Powerlifting

Box squats


Remember that where the head goes, the body will follow. Note: Always push the feet out to the sides, not directly down. Chuck Taylors are the best shoes for squatting. This was tested at Ball State University in lab conditions. Box squats have tremendous advantages over regular squats. These are as follows. You do not

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Powerlifting

Things You Should Know – Part III


Did you know that speed and quickness are determined by external resistance? No one tries to lift a heavy weight slowly, as Fred Hatfield said. Olympic lifting is a speed-strength sport, but requires great strength. In powerlifting, one must lift great loads. While these loads appear to move slowly, explosive strength is a must. In

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